Maximilian Balmus

I’ve joined King’s in 2013 when I started my bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Here I developed a strong interest for research and numerical methods, largely influenced by my experience of working with Dr. David Nordsletten and his team on small summer projects. After graduating with First Degree Honours, I’ve permanently joined his team as a CDT sponsored PhD student. My project focuses on the development of computational models for the study of outflow obstruction in patients suffering for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Research Interests

 My main area of research is development of new numerical techniques based on the finite element method for fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interaction. A major goal of this research is the development of cardiac models which incorporate myocardial and valve mechanics as well as haemodynamics.