Danny Ramasawmy

Position: PhD Student
Email: danny.ramasawmy.15@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3108 1199
Extension: 51199
Room: Malet Place Engineering Building, 3.09
Address: Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
University College London
Malet Place Engineering Building
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT


I initially studied an integrated Masters in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southampton. I had scope to study a wide range of multidisciplinary modules and chose a bioengineering bachelors thesis in mathematical modelling of glucose transport across the placenta. This sparked my interest in medical physics and bioengineering, which led me to join the CDT in Medical Imaging at UCL. I currently work on mathematical and numerical modelling of the Farby-Perot ultrasound sensor.

Current Work

I am currently researching mathematical and numerical models of the Fabry-Perot ultrasound sensor. The sensor is an optical method of detecting ultrasound and can be more sensitive than traditional piezo-electric elements as the element sizes are reduced for high frequencies.

Current models of the sensor cannot accurately predict the directional response of the sensor at high frequencies and large incident angles. The initial bulk of my research looks to describe the response for a planar Fabry-Perot sensor using the global and transfer matrix methods.

Employment and Education

Biomedical Imaging, Department of Medical Physics, University College London
Masters in Research (Distinction)
Biomedical Imaging, Department of Medical Physics, University College London
2015 – 2016
Winchester Science Centre
Winchester Science Centre, Winchester
2014 – 2015
 Integrated Masters of Engineering (1st Class Honours)
Aeronautics and Astronautics Air Vehicle Systems and Design, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of  Southampton
 2011 – 2015

Previous Projects

Design of an Aeroelastic Wind Tunnel Model (2015)

My focus in this project involved numerical modelling of aeroelasticity in flexible wings operating near the flutter speed.

Modelling Glucose Transport Across the Placenta (2014)

This project involved mathematical modelling of  glucose transport across the placental membrane in mothers presenting with diabetes.


I am passionate about playing and producing music, my soundcloud link:

Danny Ramasawmy Soundcloud

Conference Publications

1.D. R. Ramasawmy, E. Martin, J. A. Guggenheim, B. T. Cox, B. E. Treeby (2017): Directivity of a planar hard-dielectric Fabry-Perot optical ultrasound sensor. Directivity of a Planar Hard-Dielectric Fabry-Pe ́rot Optical Ultrasound Sensor, 2017. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
2.C. A. Ferlisi, C-F Mazzini, E. Laurendeau, D. R. Ramasawmy, A. Da Ronch, O. Stalnov (2016): Case study of two capstone student projects from Canada and the United Kingdom. 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2016. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)