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Job Record #19231
TitleIndustry co-funded EPSRC PhD in Biomedical Engineering
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
LocationUnited Kingdom, Glasgow
InternationalNo, only national applications will be considered
Closure Date* None *
Industry co-funded EPSRC PhD Studentship in Biomedical Engineering(Biofluid Mechanics)

Title: A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) investigation of endovascular aortic arch stent graft designs in 
relation to post-operative thrombus formation 

Project summary
An exciting opportunity for a fully-funded 42-month PhD studentship co-funded by a world-leading medical 
devices company and EPSRC is available at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of 
Strathclyde. The successful candidate will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of senior academics and 
industry collaborators to investigate endovascular aortic arch stent graft designs in relation to post-operative 
in-graft thrombus formation in the repaired aorta.

This project will study the haemodynamics of aortae prior to and following endovascular repair and the 
conditions that may lead to post-operative thrombus formation. The work will include optimisation of vascular 
prosthesis designs to enable the best-possible flow characteristics within the grafts, including post-surgical 
vascular perfusion results. This investigation could further be used to understand patient-specific anatomical 
geometry and graft design effects and aid in patient selection/risk-benefit analysis for more effective 
personalised treatment.

The project is highly multidisciplinary within the broad fields of Biomedical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, and 
Medical Devices. The student will join a strong and experienced academic team which leads an EPSRC 
Transformative Healthcare Technologies project on Digital twin assisted surgery. 

This is a rare PhD opportunity co-funded by EPSRC and a leading medical devices company and will provide 
the candidate with both academic and industrial experience. The successful candidate should start on 1st 
October 2024. For further project information, please contact Dr. Asimina Kazakidi 

Academic Requirements: Applicants should hold a high-grade undergraduate degree and/or a Master’s 
degree (or expect to achieve) in Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a 
related field. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation for learning, commitment, and excellent 
interpersonal and communication skills.

Funding Information
The studentship covers the full cost of Home tuition fees plus a tax-free stipend, in line with standard stipend 
levels, for 42 months. Candidates with “international” fees status can be considered but they are required to 
cover the difference between the Home and International fees for the whole duration of the programme.

About the Department and the University
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde is internationally recognised for its 
excellence in education and research at the interface between engineering and the life sciences, with 
particular emphasis on clinically related research. It is committed to producing high-quality research output, 
training and knowledge transfer and much of its work is clinically driven and conducted in collaboration with 
clinical or industrial partners.

The Department was ranked 1st in the UK, at the 2018 Complete University Guide, for Medical Technology. It 
is highly research-intensive and has strong industry collaborations.

Founded in 1962, the University of Strathclyde is home to one of the oldest biomedical engineering 
departments in the world. It even has the earliest building dedicated to teaching and research in this field, 
opened in 1972 by the Wolfson Foundation. 

Students are part of a thriving community of researchers dedicated to advancing the interface between 
engineering, science and medicine. The University of Strathclyde is led by its vision for the ‘place of useful 
learning’ and aims to build upon its leading technology aspiration with an important student, societal and 
global impact.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are 
advised to submit their applications early for consideration.
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #19231 when responding to this ad.
NameDr A Kazakidi
Email ApplicationNo
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