PhD studentship in Virtual Human Cardiovascular Modelling & Simulation


Supervisor: Professor P. V. Coveney

Start date: September 2020

A fully funded studentship is available to a highly motivated and talented candidate to work on the development and deployment of medical and clinical applications of the lattice-Boltzmann method for blood flow. The studentship will cover tuition fees at the standard home student rate together with a maintenance stipend of £17,285 (tax free) per annum for three years.

The post-holder will work primarily on scientific applications of HemeLB (, a flexible open-source lattice-Boltzmann code for the simulation of blood flow, at the scale of the entire human body, in physiology and medicine. Coupling of HemeLB to human heart models is now underway and will form a significant aspect of this research. The post-holder will be expected to use state of the art supercomputers and contribute to code optimisation on emerging exascale platforms.

The prospective student will join a multidisciplinary group at UCL producing research in wide-ranging applications, from biomedicine to advanced materials and quantum computing, and leading a number of large European and national projects giving exceptional opportunities for expanding your network and experience.

Applicants should have (or be expecting to achieve) a first or at least upper-second class honours degree or equivalent in physics, computer science, applied mathematics, engineering or chemistry or a related subject and must be able to demonstrate computational experience with high-level programming languages (such as Fortran, C/C++, and Python).

Applications are welcome as of now and the position will remain available until a suitable candidate has been appointed. Information on how to apply including online application forms can be found at Enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Professor Peter Coveney (p.v.coveney “at”