Researchers’ Night

When?

Friday 30th September 2017 from 6 to 9 pm.

Where?

At Sheffield at the Firth Court and Alfred Denny Building.

Who?

Paolo Ferraiuoli, Simone Ferrari, Jeroen Feher, Susanna Migliori, Ricardo Gómez Bardón, Massimiliano Mercuri, Simone Ambrogio.

What?

Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning with more than 30 countries involved. Events showcase what researchers do for society, in interactive and engaging ways, and it is also a vehicle for promoting research careers to young people and their parents. The university’s laboratories and lecture theatres were open to the public for a host of talks, demonstrations and hands on activities based around our research.

This event, titled “Engineering the future: simulations and experiments for new medical devices and better treatments” was held as part of Researchers’ Night at the University of Sheffield. Eight VPH-CaSE researchers came together in Sheffield to plan and deliver the activities presented to the public. Our stand featured demonstrations of how the Marie Curie European Training Network is developing state-of-the-art solutions for the next generation of medical devices and clinical interventions. The 8 researchers showcased the computational tools and experimental techniques they are using to capture the complexity of the physics of the cardiovascular system to improve outcomes for patients. Topics included:

  • the design of oxygenators for heart-bypass surgery and stents for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
  • the use of patient images, 3D printing and planning software to aid decision making when choosing devices to treat aortic disease.
  • the use of flow phantoms to characterise cardiovascular imaging systems.

 

For more information and photos about this outreach activity go to this page.