Imperial College London

Professor C. Ross Ethier

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Visiting Professor







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Professor Ethier is a Senior Research Investigator with the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College, London. Prior to joining Imperial College in 2007, he served as Director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he was a Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering and Ophthalmology. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1986.

His research is in the biomechanics of cells and whole organs. His specific research topics include glaucoma (biomechanics of aqueous humour drainage in the normal and glaucomatous eye, and the mechanical and cellular response of optic nerve tissues to intraocular pressure), study of hemodynamic basis of arterial disease).

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Van Doormaal MA, Kazakidi A, Wylezinska M, et al., 2012, Haemodynamics in the mouse aortic arch computed from MRI-derived velocities at the aortic root, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:9, ISSN:1742-5689, Pages:2834-2844

Stamer WD, Lei Y, Boussommier-Calleja A, et al., 2011, eNOS, a Pressure-Dependent Regulator of Intraocular Pressure, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Vol:52, ISSN:0146-0404, Pages:9438-9444

Girard MJA, Strouthidis NG, Ethier CR, et al., 2011, Shadow Removal and Contrast Enhancement in Optical Coherence Tomography Images of the Human Optic Nerve Head, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Vol:52, ISSN:0146-0404, Pages:7738-7748

Sigal IA, Flanagan JG, Tertinegg I, et al., 2009, Modeling individual-specific human optic nerve head biomechanics. Part II: influence of material properties, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Vol:8, ISSN:1617-7959, Pages:99-109

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