Dr Rafel Marc Bordas
I am currently interested in lung tissue elasticity. Within this work, I am developing patient specific models of lung mechanics to predict density and pressure gradients in the lung.
My DPhil thesis concentrated on computational modelling of cardiac specialized conduction system electrophysiology. During the DPhil, I developed new mathematical and computational techniques that enabled the development of specific models that gave insight into the impact of anatomical variability in the specialized conduction system on the heart's function. I further developed image processing techniques to directly determine the anatomical structure of the specialized conduction system.
Previous research interests include the computational modelling of voltammetry techniques and parameter estimation in electrochemistry.
Rafel received a B.Sc. degree (1st) in Mathematics with Computing from the University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. in 2001. He worked as a enterprise software engineer before returning to academia in 2005. He received a M.Sc. (Distinction) in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing from the University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K. in 2006. He completed his DPhil in 2011 within the Computational Biology, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Oxford UK..
Chaste: an open source C++ library for computational physiology and biology
G.R. Mirams‚ C.J. Arthurs‚ M.O. Bernabeu‚ R. Bordas‚ J. Cooper‚ A. Corrias‚ Y. Davit‚ S−J. Dunn‚ A.G. Fletcher‚ D.G. Harvey‚ M.E. Marsh‚ J. M. Osborne‚ P. Pathmanathan‚ J. Pitt−Francis‚ J. Southern‚ N. Zemzemi and D.J. Gavaghan
In PLoS Computational Biology. Vol. 9. No. 3. Pages e1002970. 2013.
A numerical guide to the solution of the bidomain equations of cardiac electrophysiology
P. Pathmanathan‚ M.O. Bernabeu‚ R. Bordas‚ J. Cooper‚ A. Garny‚ J. Pitt−Francis‚ J.P. Whiteley and D.J. Gavaghan
In Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. Vol. 102. No. (2−3). Pages 136−155. 2010.
Integrated Approach for the Study of Anatomical Variability in the Cardiac Purkinje System: From High Resolution MRI to Electrophysiology Simulation
B. Rodriguez R. Bordas V. Grau R.A.B. Burton P. Hales J. E. Schneider D. Gavaghan P. Kohl
Pages 6793 − 6796. 2010.