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Professor Rod Hose

Key Areas of Expertise:

Computational modelling of cardiovascular systems

Virtual Physiological Human (VPH)

Professor Hose is a Professor in Computational Biomechanics in the Medical Physics Group in the Department of Cardiovascular Science at the University of Sheffield.

After graduating in Mathematics from the University of Manchester, Professor Hose joined Lucas Aerospace as a graduate apprentice engineer. From 1977 to 1992 he worked as a stress engineer and as a consultant structural analyst for several companies in the aerospace, motor vehicle and general engineering sectors. During this period he also completed his PhD in Applied Mechanics at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He joined acadaemia in 1992 as a lecturer in Aircraft Structures at the University of Salford. He moved to Medical Physics at the University of Sheffield in 1994, where he was initially responsible for the development of undergraduate teaching in medical physics and had a primary research interest in the computational analysis of heart valve prostheses.

He is currently a Professor in Computational Biomechanics in the Medical Physics Group in the Department of Cardiovascular Science and holds an Honorary Contract with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Research Interests:

My research interests are in the development of methods and workflows for the computational analysis of (primarily) cardiovascular systems, and in their translation to clinical application. I am interested in all aspects of the process, from clinical data collection and management through image processing to build detailed three dimensional models of the vasculature and on to determination of appropriate boundary conditions, numerical solution and data reduction. I have been intimately involved in the development of the European Commission´s Virtual Physiological Human initiative from its beginning.

Current Projects:

  • euHeart: Integrated Cardiac Care using Patient-Specific Cardiovascular Modeling. Funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme under the Information Society and Media’s Virtual Physiological Human initiative. Grant agreement 224495.
  • Translating Biomedical Modelling to the Heart of the Clinic Funded by the EPSRC under its Digital Economy programme in the Grand Challenges in IT for Healthcare initiative.
  • Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence. Funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme under the Information Society and Media’s Virtual Physiological Human initiative.
  • Collaborator with the NIHR Sheffield Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit CVBRU
  • The Virtual Tendon: a multiscale computational model of dynamic tissue remodelling. Funded by Arthritis Research Campaign
  • @neurIST: Integrated Biomedical Informatics for Management of Cerebral Aneurysms (2006-2010), Funded by the European Community’s Sixth Framework Programme by DG-Infso.

Contact Details

Professor Rod Hose BSc PhD Professor of Computational Biomechanics Department of Cardiovascular Science Medical Physics Group University of Sheffield Medical School Beech Hill Road Sheffield S10 2RX

Telephone: 0114 27 13147

Fax: 0114 27 13403

Email: d.r.hose@sheffield.ac.uk