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Gabriela is currently a Postgraduate Research & Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Her research focuses on cardiovascular flow and mechanical circulatory support devices (LVAD). She completed her MSc in Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering at the University of Manchester. Her PhD examines the use of CFD to optimise surgical planning for LVAD implementation.

Gabriela is a CFD Researcher in the dynamic ManchesterCFD research group, led by Dr Amir Keshmiri. She is also a member of the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) and the IPEM (Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine).

Gabriela's wider research interests include hospital ventilation, renewable energy, and aerodynamic fan design. She is the founder of InvenCenty, a software for calculating the geometrical and aerodynamic parameters for a family of centrifugal fans. Gabriela's main aim is the application of engineering methods to help solve medical problems and improve patient health and wellbeing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

MSc Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering, The University of Manchester


Award Date: 13 Dec 2018

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE


Award Date: 1 Feb 2016

External positions

Research Fellow, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

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