Sathish Kumar Marimuthu


Research title: Optimisation of stent devices to treat dissected aorta

Research Summary

My research involves optimising the stent grafts used in treating Aortic Dissection. I'm studying the tear propagation in the patient's aortas and developing efficient stent graft devices computationally to minimise post-surgery complications. I'm also interested in studying the Growth & Remodelling based vascular adaptations of the stent-grafts after deployment.

I'm working under Professor Nicholas Hill(Maths & Stats) and Dr Sean McGinty(JWS Engineering) at the University of Glasgow. We are collaborating with TerumoAortic which is a stent manufacturing company based in Glasgow, UK and also with Professor Francesco Migliavacca and Dr Giulia Luraghi from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

The computational methods I use are non-linear Continuum Mechanics, Finite Element Methods and eXtended-Finite Element Methods(XFEM). I also have expertise in developing the user material subroutines for the Anisotropic hyperelastic models used in soft tissue mechanics.

Research units:


Ramaswamy RK, Marimuthu SK, Ramarathnam KK, Vijayasekharan S, Rao KG, Balakrishnan KR. Virtual reality-guided left ventricular assist device implantation in pediatric patient: Valuable presurgical tool. Ann Pediatr Card 2021;14:388-92.


SofTMech Terumo Aortic PhD Scholarship 2020-2024.


Sathish Kumar Marimuthu., Ramarathnam Krishnakumar and Komarakshi Balakrishnan. (2020) Use of Virtual reality as a pre-surgical planning tool in LVAD implantation. At: American Society of Artificial internal organs, Chicago, USA. Volume: Volume 66. Page 31. June 2020. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001186.



  • ENG1026_3 Engineering Skills-1 (Mechanical) lab:

    • Laser cutting in Trotec machine and helping students to build miniature trebuchet machines.
  • ENG2015 Design And Manufacture-2 lab:

    • Helping students in performing tensile tests, impact tests and heat treatment processes to understand the effect process annealing of ferrous alloys.
  • ENG2039 Materials M2 lab:

    • Helping students in performing tensile tests to understand the effect of carbon on the mechanical properties of steel.