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**Biography**

My career began at age 16 when I started studying at the University of Minnesota where I graduated summa cum laude in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics. In 2005 I started a PhD at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute working with Prof Nicolas Smith and Prof Peter Hunter on fluid-solid coupling in the heart. In 2006, I transferred to the University of Oxford Computing Laboratory, where I worked with Dr. David Kay on analysis of fluid-solid coupling schemes. My thesis entitled *Fluid-Solid Coupling for the Simulation of Left Ventricular Mechanics* was approved in 2009. After graduating, I worked as a post-doc at MIT with C. Forbes Dewey while also carrying on active research at the University of Oxford. In 2010 I joined Kings College London Department of Biomedical Engineering as a Lecturer.

Roots of the CHeart Project began from the parallel multi-physics finite element solver developed during my PhD for fluid-solid modelling in cardiac mechanics applications. Seeing the broader utility of this developed functionality, I began the CHeart Project together with Prof Nicolas Smith and Dr. Jack Lee in 2011. Here we had the general aim of uniting multi-physics cardiac research into a single parallel framework. Today CHeart has grown from its beginnings in FSI to support many physics phenomena including:

- 1D Blood Flow
- Darcy Flow
- Navier-Stokes
- ALE Navier-Stokes
- Eikonal Equations
- Scalar Reaction Diffusion
- Monodomain
- Finite Elasticity
- Periodic Wave Equations
- Periodic Nonlinear Wave Equations
- Fluid-Solid Coupling
- 1D-3D Blood flow
- Poromechanics
- Electromechanics

**Scientific Research**

My research interests span the spectrum from numerical methods, numerical analysis, scientific computing, mathematical modelling through to clinical translation. Although I am engaged in a number of research projects, the common focus of my research is the application of novel numerical / modelling techniques to problems of fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and fluid-solid coupling.

**CHeart Development**

My core role is leading the CHeart development team. I also remain active in the development of core CHeart infrastructure. My key responsibilities were the development of CHeartâ€™s parallelization strategy, core finite element support routines and broader software architectural design to streamline the integration of new physics modules as well as facilitate different multi-physics problems. More recently I have engaged in higher level solver implementations as well as parameter estimation procedures.