The WG2 focuses its work in developing a computational setting to assess future stent designs, a world novelty.


Milestones. Database is created with all the specifications of the urinary tract and the biomechanical characterization of the urinary tract, as well as the main materials used in the process of manufacturing stents (M14). Create the computational environment of the urinary tract (M22). The completion of the in silico environment with the variables of fluid dynamics (M28). This computational setting is validated through the analysis of standard stents (M44).
D2. Report of the state of art of “In silico and urinary stents, biomechanical specifications in urinary tract, and computational simulation in urinary stents and future”, including scientific publications and yearly TS, meetings, WkS and STSM (M44).

Leader: Sarah Waters
Vice-Leader: Francesco Clavica

Training School

Computational Approaches to Ureteric Stent Design

This Training School will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians, biologists and physical scientists. Oxford 11-12 September 2018.

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Deadline for registration: Monday July 16 2018

Notification: Friday July 20 2018


Practical Information

Current Team

  • Sarah Waters

    Sarah Waters

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    University of Oxford, UK
    My research is in physiological fluid mechanics, tissue biomechanics and the application of mathematics to problems in medicine and biology. My work varies from classical applied mathematics problems motivated by physiological applications to highly interdisciplinary work. I collaborate with life scientists, clinicians, bioengineers, theoreticians and experimentalists to develop and solve models that are novel, realistic and provide insights into biomedical problems.

  • Francesco Clavica

    Francesco Clavica

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    University of Bern, CH
    My research consists in the applications of engineering methods to medicine and biology with special focus on cardiovascular and urinary systems. My area of expertise is in biomedical fluid dynamics, biomechanics, bio-signal analysis and medical device developments. I work on basic science as well as applied science projects, collaborating with MedTech industry, clinicians, biomedical engineers, biologists and physicists.

  • Dario Carugo

    Dario Carugo

    STSM Coordinator
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    Dario is coordinator of the multi-disciplinary Micro & Nano Therapies (MiNaTher) group, at the University College London (UCL, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy). His expertise is in bio-microfluidics, with application in interventional medicine and ultrasound-mediated therapies. He develops therapeutic devices and agents for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous disorders, including infectious diseases, vascular and urinary dysfunctions, and tissue injuries. In the field of endourology, he utilises numerical and experimental models to investigate the mechanisms of stent encrustation, and to design innovative stent architectures. He has received awards from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Department of Health, and EPSRC.

  • Fiona Burkhard

    Fiona Burkhard

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  • Ante Munjiza

    Ante Munjiza

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