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Lisa Smith

Postdoctoral fellow

Sjaastad group


Lisa Smith was a postdoctoral fellow at IEMR between 2018-2022, and continues her collaboration with IEMR researchers from the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE).


– Master in Applied Mathematics and mechanics (University of Oslo, 2014)

– PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Field of study: Fluid mechanics. (University of Oslo, 2018)


The position is funded by the K.G. Jebsen Center for Cardiac Research

Academic interests

My main focus is myocardial stiffness. The aim of my project is to establish preclinical Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) that can detect active and passive myocardial stiffness.

Research area

  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Fibrosis
  • Heart failure
  • Imaging
  • MRI

Latest publications

Smith L, Skulberg V, Zhang L, Sjaastad I, Espe E (2022)
The effects of geometry on stiffness measurements in high-field magnetic resonance elastography: A study on rodent cardiac phantoms
J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, 133, 105302
PubMed 35688038 DOI 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2022.105302
Smith L, Kolaas J, Jensen A, Sveen K (2019)
X-ray measurements of plunging breaking solitary waves
Eur. J. Mech. B-Fluids, 73, 112-121
DOI 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2018.03.007
Smith L, Kolaas J, Jensen A, Sveen K (2018)
Investigation of surface structures in two phase wavy pipe flow by utilizing X-ray tomography
Int. J. Multiph. Flow, 107, 246-255
DOI 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2018.06.004
Smith L, Jensen A, Pedersen G (2017)
Investigation of breaking and non-breaking solitary waves and measurements of swash zone dynamics on a 5 degrees beach
Coast. Eng., 120, 38-46
DOI 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.11.004