Dr Raoul van Loon

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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+44 (0) 1792 602018

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Office - A_119
First Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Raoul van Loon currently leads a research team on computational biomedical modelling in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

Raoul did his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology graduating in the group of Prof. Frank Baaijens. After that, he started my PhD in the Bioengineering department in the group of Prof. Frans van de Vosse working on the development of a fluid-structure interaction method for heart valve modelling. As a Marie Curie fellow, Raoul started work in the group of Spencer Sherwin in the Aeronautics Department at Imperial College London, focused on a further development and understanding of numerical techniques and models concerning the fluid-structure interaction of heart valves.

Raoul's current interests are in the use and development of computational methods to understand human physiology for diagnostic and treatment planning purposes. Current projects he's working on are focused around the lymphatic, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and on the development of novel medical devices. The challenges regarding the integration of real-life data into models is key in his work and as a result most projects are in close collaboration with clinicians, industrialists and experimental colleagues. 

Biomedical Engineering Simulation and Testing Lab - BESTLab

Areas Of Expertise

  • Computational Modelling
  • Cardiovascular/Lymphatic Flows
  • Lymphatic/Heart Valves
  • Image-Based Modelling
  • Physics-Informed Neural Networks
  • Medical Devices