Dr. Kristian Valen-Sendstad received his MSc in mechanical engineering from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2006. He worked as a process engineer for one year for FMC Technologies, mainly with thermal and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of subsea equipment. Valen-Sendstad then joined the Simula School of Research and Innovation as a research trainee and later received his PhD degree from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo in 2011.
Valen-Sendstad is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Biomedical Simulation Laboratory (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), University of Toronto, Canada. He also has a 20% position as adjunct research scientist at Bioflows and Structures Group at the Center for Biomedical Computing (Simula Research Laboratory).
Valen-Sendstad's current research interest is applying medical image-based CFD to the study of cerebral blood flow and cerebral aneurysm risk of rupture.