David Marlevi

I was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and received my MSc in Applied Mechanics in 2014 from KTH Royal Institute of Technology , Stockholm, Sweden, spending one year as a Master student at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. After working as a research engineer at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia, and TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, I’m now pursuing my PhD studies in Medical Technology at KTH and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, conducting research on cardiovascular imaging and image diagnostics, with a planned dissertation in 2019.

Until now, my research has been focusing on refined ultrasound elastography imaging of vascular and atherosclerotic lesions, as well as on non-invasive relative pressure assessment from acquired 4D flow MRI. I very much enjoy collaborative, interdisciplinary research, and both of my projects has been in direct connection with other research labs: the elastography work has been in direct collaboration with the Dept. Radiology at Mayo Clinic, MN, USA, whereas the flow-based project is an ongoing collaboration with Dr. Nordsletten’s team, initiated during a 6-month period as a visiting student at King’s College London in late 2017.

Currently, I’m continuing the collaboration with Dr. Nordsletten on the clinical feasibility of our developed technique, as well as extending the technique to more complex, turbulent, flow fields.

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular imaging and clinical image diagnostics

  • Cardiovascular hemodynamics and hemodynamic imaging (4D flow MRI, Doppler imaging, etc.)

  • Ultrasound elastography for cardiovascular applications

  • Atherosclerotic plaque risk assessment