Sam Hill

Sam is an aerospace graduate with an interest in computational modelling. After pursuing an industrial career, Sam joined BMEIS and is currently focused on the optimisation of pre-surgical assessment of patients for transcatheter heart valve replacement therapy.


The heart provides many opportunities to explore different modelling techniques while trying to capture physical phenomenon such as the varying layers of myocardial tissue or platelet dilation and thrombus formation of the blood and their affect on hemodynamics. Building a transient fluid model of the heart with the spatial resolution to capture small scale unsteady blood flow would provide valve developers with a means of validating their designs, predict valve performance and even help doctors with pre-surgical non-invasive assessment of cardiac function.​