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Job Record #15141
TitleMASc/PhD position in CFD applied to Coronary Artery Disease
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Toronto, Modelics Lab
LocationCanada, Ontario, Toronto
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateMonday, February 11, 2019
OPEN MASc/PhD POSITION: Early Detection of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Failure
using Medical Imaging and Computational Fluid Dynamics

The research group of Prof. Piero Triverio at the University of Toronto is
seeking a graduate student for a research project in computational fluid
dynamics applied to coronary artery disease.

PROJECT RATIONALE: In Canada, about 1 person out of 7 dies because of coronary
artery disease (CAD). Coronary arteries play a vital role, bringing oxygen-rich
blood to the heart, but can become occluded. With graft surgery, new vessels are
created to increase blood flow to the heart and prolong life. However, graft
failure is quite common, and we still do not know exactly why grafts fail and,
consequently, how to prevent their failure.

GOAL: The objective of this research is to obtain new insights into the
mechanisms responsible for graft failure, using computational fluid dynamics
simulations guided by the latest advancements in medical imaging (CT and 4D-flow
MRI). Simulations will be performed on a cohort of patients who had CAD surgery.
Results will be correlated with patient outcomes one year after surgery. The
project is in collaboration with Dr. Laura Jimenez-Juan (cardiovascular
radiologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), Dr. Stephen Fremes
(cardiovascular surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), and Prof. Gianluigi
Rozza (professor of scientific computing, International School for Advanced
Studies, Trieste, Italy).

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or applied
mathematics. Marks average >= 80%.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with computational fluid dynamics (highly
desired), high-performance computing, medical imaging, cardiovascular simulations.

INSTITUTION AND ENVIRONMENT: The University of Toronto consistently ranks first
in Canada and among the top universities in the world. Located in downtown
Toronto, the university enjoys the lively and vibrant atmosphere of the city.
With nearly all of the world’s culture groups represented, and more than 100
languages spoken, Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.


TO APPLY: Please follow the instructions at

CONTACT: Piero Triverio, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair
Contact Information:
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NamePiero Triverio
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