Simone Rivolo

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2006-2009Bachelor Degree summa cum laude in Mathematics for Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. 
Thesis: Detection of Image Boundaries Using Shearlets
supervised by Dr. Fabio Nicola
2009-2011MSc summa cum laude in Mathematical Modelling in Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. 
Thesis: Characterization of Free Stress Configuration for Biological Tissues and Assessment of the Local Mechanical Properties 
supervised by Prof. Luigi Preziosi (Politecnico di Torino) and Prof. Elena S. Di Martino (University of Calgary).
2012-PhD student, Biomedical Engineering Department, King’s College London. 
Project:Wave Intensity Analysis in Coronary Vessels: a  Biophysical Framework for Analysis and Simulation 
supervised by Prof. Nicolas P. Smith, Dr. Jack Lee, Prof. Eike Nagel.

Scientific Research

My PhD project aims at developing a biophysical framework to investigate Wave Intensity Analysis in the coronary vasculature. From the clinical point of view the main aim of the project is to achieve a standardised and fully automatic coronary Wave Intensity Analysis to promote the use in the clinical arena. From the modelling point of view we are interested in investigating the main factors playing a role in the complex interaction between coronary vessels and myocardium generating the measured coronary Wave Intensity Analysis profile. The numerical framework (1D blood flow simulation)  is integrated with in-vivo patient data.

The PhD project is sponsored by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence located at St. Thomas Hospital, King’s college London.