Perumal Nithiarasu is Professor and Director of Research at College of Engineering, Swansea University. He is also a Deputy Head of College of Engineering and Dean Academic Leadership (Research Impact) at Swansea University.
Professor Nithiarasu has served on several University committees including HR Research Working Group as a chair and REF14 impact and appeal committees as a member. He has proposed and implemented a public lecture named after the father of the finite element method, Professor O.C. Zienkiewicz, which you can find out more about here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/zcce/zienkiewicz-lecture/. The Biomedical Engineering research group led by Professor Nithiarasu currently consists of ten academic staff, more than twenty-five post-docs and research students.
A Mechanical Engineer by training, Professor Nithiarasu has extensive experience in teaching engineering students of different disciplines. His research areas of interest include computational fluid dynamics and biomedical engineering. He has been working in these areas for more than twenty five years and has published a large number of articles and books.
Well known internationally for his work, Professor Nithiarasu was awarded the Zienkiewicz silver medal of ICE London in 2002, ECCOMAS Young Investigator award in 2004 and the prestigious EPSRC Advanced Fellowship in 2006.
Professor Nithiarasu currently co-chairs two international conferences, including the well-known Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering series (CMBE series, www.compbiomed.net) founded by Professor Nithiarasu.
Professor Nithiarasu is the founding and editor in chief of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, published by Wiley-Blackwell (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/20407947).
Professor Nithiarasu was elected to the fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales in 2018. Further details on Professor Nithiarasu’s publications may be found here and by following the link to Publons at https://publons.com/researcher/1366216/perumal-nithiarasu/.
Follow him on Twitter here @nithiarasu