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Dr Ryo Torii
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Torrington Place
  • Associate Professor
  • Dept of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Ryo Torii joined the department as a lecturer in 2012 from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Harefield Heart Science Centre, Imperial College London, where he was working as Qatar Cardiovascular Research Center Fellow. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2003 and worked as a research associate/fellow in the University of Tokyo and Imperial College London.

Research Summary

Ryo Torii's main research interest is the application of integrated computational biomechanics and in vivo imaging to problems in clinical science and practice, particularly in cardiovascular area. The aim is to identify the roles of mechanical factors in the cardiovascular system in health, disease and post-operative conditions especially in relation to atherosclerosis, aneurysm and valvular diseases. His approach includes medical image processing, morphological analysis, computational fluid and solid mechanics, fluid-structure interaction analyses, and ex vivo tissue tensile tests.

Teaching Summary

Ryo Torii lectures second-year students on Applied Electricity and Instrumentation (MECH2002), and MSc students on Biofluids & Medical Devices (MECHGB02).

01-JUN-2012 Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
01-MAY-2011 – 31-MAY-2012 Research Fellow Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College London, United Kingdom
01-APR-2005 – 30-APR-2011 Research Associate Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College London, United Kingdom
01-APR-2003 – 31-MAR-2005 Post-doctoral Research Fellow Institute of Industrial Science The University of Tokyo, Japan
Academic Background
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Mechanical Engineering University of Tokyo
1999 MSc Master of Science – Mechanical Engineering University of Tokyo
1997 BEng Bachelor of Engineering – Engineering Science Osaka University
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