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2014 – present: Reservoir Engineer Modeling and Optimization, Shell (Netherlands)

2011 – 2014: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London, UK

2009 – 2010: Research Associate, Oxford University Computing Lab, Oxford, UK

2005 – 2008: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) and Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (2006+), University of Texas at Austin, USA

2000 – 2005: Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology,  The Netherlands.  Dissertation title: “Efficient numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction”

1999 – 2000: Post-graduate Diploma / M.Res. in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Department of Aeronautics and Aerospace, The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-St-Genese, Belgium

1996 – 1999: Diploma / M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Scientific Research

My research interests include multi-physics problems (in particular fluid-structure interaction) and multi-scale problems with applications in biomechanics, aerospace engineering and geophysics.  I am particularly interested in computational fluid dynamics, wave propagation and numerical methods for partial differential equations (finite element techniques and adaptivity) as well as iterative solution methods and preconditioning.

Cheart Development

In the context of Cheart I have worked on various aspects for enabling cardiac perfusion modeling such as multi-scale multi-compartment Darcy porous-media flow modeling as well as 1D flow modeling and coupling to the Darcy model. I have also done some work on applying Cheart to shear wave propagation in fractal media.