Miss Laila Fadhillah Binti Ulta Delestri


Miss Laila Fadhillah is a postgraduate research student within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM). Before coming to UoSM, I graduated with Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at University of Technology Malaysia with dean list award in 2020. Before that, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the same university in 2018. In September 2021, I received a full PhD studentship offer from UoSM and accepted the offer without any hesitation as I’m looking for this opportunity to continue my passion towards my research field. Additionally, the course provides the postgraduate student to do a one-year programme at the main campus in University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK. My master’s degree is focused on using computational simulation to study the bioheat transfer in breast to evaluate the potential use of safer modality, thermography as adjunct tool to mammography. The project developed my interest for PhD research to dig in depth of the use of simulation and mathematical modelling for investigation of other health condition for biomedical application. As coronary cardiac disease is a top cause of death in Malaysia and most other countries therefore, my research field is then diverged from concerning breast cancer to cardiac disease but retain the method of computational modelling.

Research Interest

  1. Biomechanics and electrical physiology of cardiac-coronary coupling
  2. Infrared thermography for breast cancer detection



Miss Laila Fadhillah Binti Ulta Delestri

University of Southampton Malaysia

C0301, C0302, C0401, Blok C Eko Galleria, 3, Jalan Eko Botani 3/2, Taman Eko Botani, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Email: L.F.Binti-Ulta-Delestri@soton.ac.uk

Current Research Project

  • PhD Project Title: Modelling the Electromechanical Interaction of Myocardium and Coronary Circulation for Investigation of Heart Diseases
  • Supervisors: Dr Azam Ahmad Bakir, Dr Foo Ngai Kok, Dr Bram Sengers and Prof. Neil Bressloff
  • Funded by: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) from Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia
  • Research Institute: Engineering Education - Central
  • Research Group: UoSM Engineering
  • PhD Research: The research develops a platform for investigating the coronary-myocardial crosstalk within realistic electromechanical behaviour. The project involves determining the impact of background cardiac motion on the coronary hemodynamic via CFD for investigation of heart diseases with validation using particle image velocimetry. The output of the project serves as a foundation for future patient-specific study to investigate the coronary-myocardium physiology for better prediction of treatment outcome and disease progression.