Xiaoxin KanI am a first year PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. My research is focused on simulating aortic diseases with numerical approaches. The numerical model will be applied to predicting initialisation and progression of the complications along with current therapy. The patient management and medical device design will be improved with this numerical model.

I completed my undergraduate study in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Fudan University, China, and finished my MSc in Biomedical Engineering at University of Southampton. After one-year industry experience at Medtronic and Microport Scientific, I moved to Imperial College London for my current research. My long term cooperation with medical clinicians and industrial R&D engineers given me innovative spirit in the journey of biomechanics.

October 2017 - Present

PhD in Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London, UK

March - August 2017

Research& Technology Intern

Medtronic Shanghai Innovation Centre (MSIC), Medtronic, Shanghai, China 

October 2016 - March 2017

R&D Engineer

Numerical Simulation Centre, Microport Scientific Co. Shanghai, China

2015 - 2016

MSc in Biomedical Engineering (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science)

University of Southampton, UK

August 2014 - September 2015

Research Assistant

Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Fudan University.

2010 - 2014

BSc in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Research Interests

My research interests include biomechanical simulation of aortic dissection and aortic stenosis. My current research covers structure simulation, computational fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) techniques. My current project is focused on the prediction of TEVAR complications with multi-scalar numerical model.

Project Title

Predicting stent induced new entry evolution in patient-specific Stanford B aortic dissection model. 


Prof Xiao Yun Xu

Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Funding and Awards 

  • Fully funded PhD scholarship awarded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Contact Details


ACEX 1M17, Department of Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

London, SW7 2AZ, UK


+44 (0)207 594 2562