Fabrizio Donati

Biography Born in 1985, I have lived in Italy until 2011. I received BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, then I moved to London to start PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. I am really into fluid dynamics (experimental or computational, anything!), especially passionate about automotive and aerospace aerodynamics. I love Formula 1, cars in general and trains,  music, football, cooking, travelling and LEGO!    

2004-2009BSc in Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Experimental investigation on a synthetic jet with Reynolds number of the order of 18000
Supervised by Prof. Maurizio Pandolfi and Dr. Gaetano M. Di Cicca
2009-2011MSc in Aeronautical Engineering (Aerogasdynamics), Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Statistics and visualization of homogeneous isotropic turbulence: on the effects of multidimensional spectral filtering
Supervised by Prof. Daniela Tordella and Dr. Michele Iovieno
2012-presentPhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London, UK
Pressure estimation from 4D data
Supervised by Prof. Nicolas P. Smith, Dr. David A. Nordsletten and Dr. Pablo Lamata

Scientific Research

My project is about estimating pressure in cardiovascular compartments non-invasively from PC-MRI. I have focused my research on improving the mapping of viscous pressure in the vasculature, through the solution of a Poisson equation on pressure, as we believe that friction stresses represent a potential biomarker for disease conditions. I am currently working on a Finite Difference formulation to reduce the impact on noise when computing pressure from the velocity vector fields from imaging data.