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Prof Silvia Schievano
Cardiorespiratory Unit
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Great Ormond Street
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Children's Cardiovascular Disease
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Science
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

After my Master degree studies in Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, I joined the Cardiorespiratory Unit of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children & UCL Institute of Child Health for a PhD programme sponsored by the British Heart Foundation. I obtained my PhD in 2008 when I was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellowship, and I was appointed as a Lecturer to UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science in March 2013. Since August 2011, I have been the Lead for the Centre for Clinical Cardiovascular Engineering at UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Research Groups
Research Summary

Application of engineering methodologies to the study of patho-physiological conditions in the human body; modelling of biomedical devices, in particular toward the development of patient specific models to study cardiovascular disease and treatments; development of computational methods to accelerate biomedical product development process and enhance safety in first-in-man procedures.

Teaching Summary

Since 2004, I have been a project supervisor for MEng international students. I am a research supervisor for PhD /MD students and post-doctoral fellows, both clinicians and engineers. 

Since 2013, I lecture 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Academic Background
2008 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Biomedical Engineering University of London
2003 MEng Master of Engineering – Biomedical Engineering Politecnico di Milano
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