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Dr. Alastruey graduated in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London. His thesis focused on the development, validation and application of a nonlinear one-dimensional model of pulse wave propagation in arterial networks. He then conducted postdoctoral research on computational flow modelling in the cardiovascular system at the Departments of Aeronautics and Bioengineering, Imperial College. In 2009 he was awarded a British Heart Foundation research fellowship; he started his fellowship research at Imperial before moving to King's College in 2011. He was promoted to Lecturer at the end of 2013 and to Senior Lecturer in 2017.