Dr. David N. Ku, PhD, MD
Lawrence P. Huang Endowed Chair in Engineering and Entrepreneurship, Regents’ Professor
- BA, Harvard University, 1978, Engineering and applied Sciences
- MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1982, Aerospace Engineering
- PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983, Biofluid Dynamics
- MD, Emory University School of Medicine, 1984
- Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1986, Cardiovascular Pathology
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Dongjune Kim, MS – PhD student in Mechanical Engineering
- B.Eng, Yokohama National University, 2010, Mechanical Engineering
- M.S, Purdue University, 2012, Mechanical Engineering
Research Topic – Development of Thrombolytic Therapy and Vein Valve Devices
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Chris Bresette – PhD student in Biomedical Engineering
- B.S.,University of Delaware, 2017, Biomedical Engineering
Research Topic – Development and Mechanistic Evaluation of Thrombolytic Therapy
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Zixiang “Leo” Liu, MS – PhD student in Mechanical Engineering
- B.Eng, Beihang University, 2012, Aircraft Design and Engineering
- M.S., University of Florida, 2013, Aerospace Engineering
Research Topic – Complex fluids and Arterial Thrombosis Characterization
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- B.S, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, 2019, Mechanical Engineering
Research Topic – Modeling Hemostasis in Traumatic Vascular Injury
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Trent Callcott – MS student in Mechanical Engineering
- B.S, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018, Mechanical Engineering
Research Topic – Design and Development of a Synthetic Meniscus Implant
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Former Lab Members
Richard Binns, MD; 7/1/87 – 6/30/89. Unstable oscillations in compliant tubes.
Steven Oweida, MD; 7/1/88 – 6/30/90. Efficacy of a new synthetic anticoagulant drug.
Christos Markou, PhD; 2/5/88 – 11/1/90. Ultrasonic detection of blood flow.
Alan Lumsden, MD; 7/1/89 – 6/30/90. Antithrombotic therapy.
William Suggs, MD; 7/1/90 – 6/30/91. Vascular graft occlusion.
Tarek Salam, MD; 7/1/91 – 6/30/92. Intimal hyperplasia.
Robert Allen, MD; 7/1/92 – 6/30/93. Intimal hyperplasia.
Kelly A. Coyle, MD, JD; 7/1/93 – 6/30/95. Intimal hyperplasia.
Mark Kulbaski, MD, 7/96-6/97. Vascular hemodynamics.
Naomi Chesler, PhD, 8/96 – 8/98. Artery Organ Culture
Shunichi Kobayashi, PhD, 11/96 – 8/97. Collapsible stenosis
Hai-chao Han, PhD, 1/97-6/02. Artery remodeling
David Kanter, PhD; 4/98–5/99. Vascular grafts
Alexander Rachev, PhD; 8/01-7/06. Arterial mechanics
Frances Baxter, PhD, 11/09-12/10. Tissue engineered ligament
Frank Richter, PhD; 1/11-12/11. Fatigue resistance of polymer constructs
Jean Marie Ruddy, MD; 6/13-6/14. Hemodynamics of aortic dissections
Sarah Osadabbah, PhD; 1/14 – 1/16. Respiratory function tests using volume and infrared detection.
Sumit Kheterpal, 1/14 – 2/18. High shear thrombosis assay.
Susan Shea, 5/17-3/18. NAC Thrombolysis.
Qing Han, 1/18 – 12/18. Thrombosis in Artificial Circulation.
Patricia Yang, 8/18-12/19. Point of Care Assay for Arterial Thrombosis
James E. Moore, Jr., 9/88 – 3/91. Magnetic resonance imaging measurements of pulsatile hemodynamics in a model of the human abdominal aorta. Employed as Professor at Texas A&M.
Barbara N. McCord, 3/88 – 12/92. Fatigue of atherosclerotic plaque. Employed as Teaching Faculty, ME, Ga Tech.
Ping Ping Ma, started 1/89 – 12/92. The role of fluid flow and mass transfer on atherosclerosis in the human carotid bifurcation. Employed as a Research Engineer at Air Products, Inc.
Micah Downing, 6/88 – 3/93. Flow through a compliant stenotic artery. Employed as a Senior Research Scientist at the Harry G. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Biodynamic Environment Branch, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.
John Oshinski, 6/89-3/93. Use of magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate stenotic flows. Employed as Associate Professor in biomedical Engineering at Emory University.
Xiaoyi He, 3/90- 12/93. Numerical simulations of blood flow in human coronary arteries. Employed as a Senior Engineer for Advanced Projects at Air Products, Inc.
John Siegel, 6/92 – 12/94. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Flow through a Stenosis: Accuracy of Angiography and Phase Velocity Measurements. Employed as a Vice President at CFD Research Corporation, Inc.
Elizabeth M. Lutostansky,9/92 – 7/96. The Role of Convective Mass Transfer in Atherosclerosis. Employed as a Research Engineer at Air Products & Chemical, Inc.
Changyi Chen, 1/94 – 7/96. Intimal Hyperplasia in Endarterectomized Arteries. Employed as Professor at Baylor University.
Harris L. Bergman, 9/93 – 3/99. Knowledge-Based Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Employed as Vice President, Medizeus Corporation.
David Wootton, 9/94 – 12/98. The Role of Embolization in the Dynamics of Arterial Thrombosis. Employed as Associate Professor of ME, Cooper-Union.
Rebeccah Covert, 9/98 – 8/03. Durability Evaluation of Articular Cartilage Prostheses. Employed as VP of Research, SpineMedica, Corp.
Konstantinos Grigoriou, 8/07 – 08/12, Essays on the Micro-Foundations of the Knowledge-Based View: Human Capital, Knowledge Networks and Innovation Strategy. (Coll of Management).
Jason David Weaver, 3/07 – 5/10, Development of a Polyvinyl Alcohol Cryogel Covered Stent. Employed by US FDA.
David Bark,8/07 – 12/10, Platelet transport in stenotic vessels. Assistant Professor at Colorado State University.
Andrea Para, 8/07 – 5/12, Preventing Rapid Platelet Accumulation Under Very High Stress Shear Stress. Employed by St. Jude Medical.
Jason Samuel Bach, 9/07 – 5/12, Design and Evaluation of a Prosthetic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Replacement Medical Device. Employed in China.
Ji Jie, 1/10-2/10. Visiting PhD student from Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan.
Marmar Mehrabadi, 9/11 – 12/14, Effects of Red Blood Cells and Shear Rate on Thrombus Growth. Scientific Software Developer at GAMA-1 Technologies
Lauren Danielle Couch Casa, 8/10 – 5/15 Role of Von Willebrand Factor in Shear Induced Platelet Accumulation in a Microfluidic Device. Sr. Research Engineer, St. Jude Medical.
Susan M. Hastings, 8/13 – 4/2017. Towards Improved Device Design and Clinical Management: The Thrombogenic Effect of the Fluid Dynamics and Material Surface Relationship. Staff Scientist, Dept of Pediatrics, Washington University.
Joav Birjiniuk, 6/14 – 5/17. Investigation of fluid dynamic effects of endovascular intervention in a model of descending aortic dissection. Graduation in BME with MD/PhD in 2019.
Michael Griffin, 4/16 – 12/19. High Shear Arterial Thrombosis: Diagnosis and Therapy
MS Thesis Students:
Ben Eazzetta, 08/86 – 06/87, Flow visualization of the human abdominal aorta.
Joe Cohen, 08/86 – 05/87, Digital Calculation of Real Time Velocity Profiles Using Ultrasonics.
James E. Moore, Jr., 08/87 – 06/88. Pulsatile flow visualization in the aorta.
Ping Ping Ma, 08/88 – 12/89. Mechanics of swallowing.
Marvin Zeigler, 08/88 – 12/89. Supercritical flow in elastic, constricted tubes.
Catherine Biancheri, 06/88 – 06/89. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Flow in simple arterial models.
John N. Oshinski, 06/89 – 12/91. Evaluation of the Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Phase Velocity Encoding in Straight Tubes and Stenoses.
Barry E. Powell, 08/89 – 12/91. Experimental measurements of flow through stenotic collapsible tubes.
John M. Siegel, Jr. , 06/91 – 12/92. Wall shear stress through an arterial stenosis and its implications to thrombosis.
Blake E. Larson, 08/91 – 12/93. Magnetic resonance imaging based percent stenosis and pressure drop measurements in an aortic coarctation model.
Sophie Biz, 08/92 – 05/93. Flow in collapsible stenosis: An experimental study.
Elizabeth McClelland, 08/92 – 07/94. Heat and Mass Transfer in an Axisymmetric Sudden Expansion.
Harris Bergman, 08/93 – 05/95. Development of Parallel Spectral Element Computational Fluid Dynamics Code.
Brian Conklin, 08/95 – 07/97. Viability of Porcine Common Carotid Arteries in a Novel Organ Culture System.
Stephen Williams, 08/1996 – 07/98. Mechanical Testing of a New Biomaterial for Potential Use as a Vascular Graft and Articular Cartilage Substitute.
Bridget Anne Hurley, 9/96 – 07/98. Design of an Acoustic Device to Measure Platelet Adherence and Aggregation.
Jerome Fiechter, 9/97 – 07/98. Numerical Study of Platelet Transport.
Michelle McRae Depp, 9/96 – 05/98. PVA Cryogel Optimization and Diffusion Studies.
Nathan Brewton, 9/96 – 12/99. Intimal and Medial Alterations Following Balloon Catheter Intervention.
Rebeccah Covert, 9/98 – 05/00. Friction and Wear Testing of a New Biomaterial for Use as an Articular Cartilage Substitute.
Shawn Chin-Quee, 9/99 – 05/01. Design Verification for Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts.
Casey McIntosh, 10/00 – 12/02, Design Constraints for Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts.
Tarek Elshazly, 9/02 – 05/04. Characterization of PVA Hydrogels with Regards to Vascular Graft Development. Employed by MIT, Cambridge.
Guilhem Denoziere, 8/03 – 05/04. Numerical modelling of a ligamentous lumbar motion segment. Employed by SaluMedica, Atlanta.
Crystal Gilpin, 8/03 – 5/05 Cyclic Loading of Porcine Coronary Arteries. Student – MBA. Employed by Boston Scientific Corp.
Conor Flannery, 8/03 – 5/05 Thrombus Formation Under High Shear in Arterial Stenotic Flow. Employed by St. Jude Medical.
Luc Felden, 8/04 – 5/05 Tissue engineered vascular graft. Employed in France.
Rahul Sathe, 8/04 Design and Development of a Novel Implantable Prosthetic Vein Valve. Graduated 5/06. Employed by Cameron Health.
Laura-Lee Farrell, 8/05 – 5/07 Prosthetic Vein Valve: A Delivery and in vitro Evaluation. Employed by Cook Medical.
David Bark, started 8/05 – 5/07. Mechanistic Numerical Study of Thrombus Growth.
Jin Wu Fan, 8/05 – 12/07. Time-Dependant Ultimate Strength of Arteries. Employed by Medical Systems, Inc.
Prem Anand Midha, 8/07 – 5/09. Long-Term Patency of a Polymer Vein Valve.
Tamera Scholz, 8/08 – 5/10. Aerosol collection device. Employed by CardioMems, Inc.
Peter Wellings, started 8/09 – 5/11. Mechanisms of Platelet Capture under Very High Shear. Employed by Stryker.
Elizabeth Pavlik, 8/09 – 5/11. Point-of-Care Immunoassay.
Sarah Shieh, 8/09 – 5/11. MR contrast agents.
Daniel Edward Tanner, 8/11 – 5/13. Design, Analysis, Testing, and Evaluation of a Prosthetic Venous Valve. Employed by W.L. Gore, Co.
Kathleen Carmen Bernhard, 1/13 – 8/14. Methods to Create and Characteristics of Porous Poly(Vinyl) Alcohol For the Purpose of Facial Implants. Employed by Dell Computers, Inc.
Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, 8/13 – 12/15. Design of Maxillofacial Implants for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Procedures. Employed Vanderbilt University. Yale Medical School
Tyler B Harden, 12/15 – 5/17. Acquired vDF disease. Non-thesis option.
Jonathan Schwartz, 8/16 – 5/18. Design of Prosthetic Meniscus. Enginer. MiMedx Corp.