Eason Rangarajan
PhD Student
eason.rangarajan@kcl.ac.uk
Beckett House
SE1 7EH London
United Kingdom
Research
Through my undergraduate degree, I was able to learn about the engineering properties of diseased aortas and the structural differences that affect their function when diseased. As I worked through this project, I looked for further opportunities to transfer my engineering background into healthcare research applications. I joined King's College for my masters degree where I worked on surgical simulation equipment. In this project I gained experience in novel 3D printing techniques, using silicone to create phantoms as well as the process of selecting the most important characteristics of the organ when building a phantom. Furthermore, I explored the key factors in improving the realism of medical simulation.

My PhD combines these elements of my experience, as I build an in vitro cardiovascular simulation rig. This simulator will be used to evaluate stents used in the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms and will also be used to validate in silico tools for cardiac simulations. I hope to able to classify the haemodynamic differences between branched, and fenestrated endovascular repairs. Through this project, I hope to build a simulator that can be adapted to multiple arterial systems.
  1. Development of a cardiovascular simulator rig;
  2. Production and testing of healthy and diseased abdominal aorta phantoms;
  3. Evaluation of stents and computational models
Experience and Education
10/2022 - Present
PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King's College London, UK
School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences
Thesis: Improving endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms using haemodynamic modelling
Supervisors: Dr Jordi Alastruey, Prof Kawal Rhode, Mr Said Abisi, Mr Hany Zayed
09/2021 - 09/2022
MRes in Healthcare Technologies at King's College London, UK
School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science
Thesis: Development of a cardiac ablation therapy simulator
Supervisor: Prof Kawal Rhode
09/2018 - 06/2021
BEng in Mechanical Engineering at University of Liverpool, UK
Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering
Thesis: A systematic review of the role of elastin in thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections
Supervisor: Dr Riaz Akhtar
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