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Job Record #16985
TitleMASc/PhD positions in CFD applied to coronary arteries
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Toronto
LocationCanada, Ontario, Toronto
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The research group of Prof. Piero Triverio at the University of Toronto is seeking a graduate 
student (MASc or PhD) for a research project in computational fluid dynamics applied to 
coronary artery disease. 

PROJECT RATIONALE: In Canada, about 1 person out of 7 dies because of coronary artery disease.
Coronary arteries play a vital role, bringing oxygen-rich blood to the heart, but can become
occluded. With graft surgery, new vessels are created to increase blood flow to the heart and
prolong life. However, graft failure is quite common, and we still do not know exactly why grafts
fail and, consequently, how to prevent their failure.

GOAL: The project goal is to better understand why graft fails and improve the treatment of 
coronary artery disease, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. To gain new
insights into graft failure, we will use computational fluid dynamics simulations guided by
the latest advancements in CT and MRI imaging. The project is in collaboration with a
cardiovascular radiologist and a cardiovascular surgeon at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences
Centre in Toronto, and with the International School for Advanced Studies (Trieste, Italy). 
Technical support is provided by SciNET (Canada's largest supercomputing facility), 
Siemens Healthineers and Canon Medical Systems.

Bachelor's degree in engineering, applied mathematics, or a field closely related to the project.
Interest towards computational modeling.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in some of the following areas would be an asset: 
computational fluid dynamics (FeNiCs, Simvascular, finite elements), cardiovascular simulations, vascular biomechanics, 
high-performance computing, medical imaging.

The University of Toronto consistently ranks first in Canada and among the top universities
in the world. Conveniently located in downtown Toronto, the university enjoys the lively
and vibrant atmosphere of the city. With nearly all of the world's culture groups represented,
and more than 100 languages spoken, Toronto is one of the most diverse and multicultural
cities in the world.

TO APPLY: email your CV, transcripts and statement of interest to Prof. Piero Triverio ( 

CONTACT: Piero Triverio, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair
Contact Information:
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NamePiero Triverio
Email ApplicationYes
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