We are hiring!

PhD studentship on Data driven tools for hemodynamic virtual prototyping (expected start January 2022)

An exciting 3.5-year funded PhD position is available as part of a longstanding collaboration between the Multiscale Cardiovascular Engineering, MUSE ( and Fluid Mechanics, FluME ( groups. The PhD studentship is funded by the Department of Mechanical Engineering as part of the EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technologies grant PIONEER, an exciting collaboration between UCL Mechanical Engineering, WEISS, Royal Free Hospital and Imperial College London.

PIONEER aims to engineer the most sophisticated, physics-driven modelling and simulation platform to extract, fuse, and enhance -in real-time- accurate spatiotemporal hemodynamic information from routinely used vascular imaging data.  This will be done by fusing traditional CFD approaches, experimental flow diagnostics, reduced-order modelling (ROMs), medical imaging, and state of the art data assimilation.

The tools developed by PIONEER will enable haemodynamic virtual prototyping of personalised cardiovascular interventions and tailoring of cardiovascular devices, transforming thus cardiovascular medical diagnosis and intervention planning towards precision vascular surgery.

This is a truly groundbreaking opportunity for a PhD student that will combine fluid mechanics modelling and diagnostics, bioengineering and medical imaging to advance hemodynamic modelling and transform clinical practice.

If you want to make a difference in patients’ lives and build a career in the healthcare engineering field, this is for you! More information can be found here. Please contact Profs S. Balabani and V. Diaz  to discuss further.

General-open vacancies

We welcome applications from enthusiastic students and postdocs with an interest in experimental fluid mechanics to join our group.  Strong background in fluids as demonstrated from relevant project or research work is required. We have an excellent record of successful PhD completion and researcher mentoring with many of our students winning national awards.

Dr Mona Alimohammadi  (middle)  winner of UK’s Best Medical Engineering PhD Prize and a place in Springer’s “Best of the Best” Theses for her PhD work on aortic dissection supervised by  V. Diaz and S. Balabani. 

Please contact Prof  S. Balabani for more information.