Professor, College of Engineering
Head of the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering (ZC2E)
Specialist Subjects: Biomedical Modelling, Cardiovascular Mechanics, Patient-Specific Studies, Finite Element Method, Bioheat Transfer, Micro-Scale Heat Tansfer, Micro-fluidics
Professor Nithiarasu is a very active researcher in the area of computational biomedical engineering, computational mechanics and computational fluid dynamics. His contribution to the development of the characteristic based split scheme, in collaboration with Professor O.C. Zienkiewicz, is widely acknowledged. Professor Nithiarasu has led and developed a patient-specific modelling platform for carrying out cardiac and respiratory flow studies in Swansea. His research is mainly funded by EPSRC, RS, Leverhulme Trust and NISCHR. Co-author of nearly two hundred publications, Professor Nithiarasu coordinates the computational biomedical modelling activities with the clinical colleagues in and around Swansea. He co-edits International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering and co-chairs three international conferences.