Sumesh Sasidharan

Post Doctoral Research Associate

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Dr. Sumesh Sasidharan is a native of Kerala, India.  He did his Bachelors in Mechanical engineering and Masters in Propulsion Engineering from College of Engineering  Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.  He worked at the  Quality Control and Inspection  division of Hindustan Lifecare Limited , one of the leading biomedical devices manufacturing company based in India. Later on he worked as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology of the Space Engineers Society in  India. After a year he joined Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, one of  premier medical school and an Institute of National Importance in India. He was working as a scientist at the Advance National Centre of Excellence for Tissue Engineering. He is one among the three inventors of the institute who developed a  bioreactor system (Indian Patent Pub No: 38/2013) with dual perfusion and simulation  for articular cartilage tissue engineering. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli under institute scholarship from (MHRD) Ministry of Human Resources Development, India. He is recipient of Young Scientist travel awards from Department of Science and Technology (2015) and Department of Biotechnology India (2010). During 2018, he received the prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour Research Fellowship from Australian Government, Department of Education and Training, to undertake postdoctoral training at the Vascular engineering lab of Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, a leading adult medical research institute based in Western Australia. He was also awarded the Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2018 from Elsevier Publishing company. He is Certified Reliability Professional, fromStandardisation Testing and Quality Certification Directorate, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Certified Six Sigma Green Beltfrom  Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India.

Here in Moore’s lab, Dr Sumesh is working in a NHS funded multidisciplinary research study to examine the relationship between aortic blood flow patterns (assessed with 4D-flow MRI), and the severity of aortic wall degradation (assessed with biaxial mechanical testing, histological, immunological and metabolomics methods) in patients with ascending aorta aneurysms.