FLOWLab member Joseph Wilson is one of the recipients of the David T. Spalding Graduate Teaching Fund Fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder. Joseph's award comes in recognition of his contributions to teaching computational fluid dynamics, and going above and beyond a standard TA role to tackle challenges and complexities of teaching during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Congratulations Joseph!
FLOWLab MS Student Akshita Sahni her MS Thesis titled "Image-based In Silico Investigations for Hemodynamic Assessment in Patients with Left Ventricle Assist Devices". This interdisciplinary work was supported by a strong collaboration with Dr. Jay Pal from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and funded by the Anschutz-Boulder Nexus (AB Nexus) Research Grant program. During her time Akshita has won an MS paper award at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport (SB3C) conference 2021. Her stellar contributions are now being translated into multiple research manuscripts. Akshita will be temporarily continuing her stay with FLOWLab as she transitions into her next job. Congratulations Akshita! This is a proud moment for FLOWLab!
We are excited to announce the publication of our latest article on using computational fluid dynamics to develop a quantitative flow-mediated infection transmission metric that can be useful for deciding on infection control policies for occupied indoor spaces. The article titled "A Lagrangian Approach Towards Quantitative Analysis Of Flow-mediated Infection Transmission In Indoor Spaces With Application To SARS-COV-2" is now published in an invited special collection at the International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics. You can find the article on the journal webpage at this link, or on medRxiv at this link, or from our website Publications page. We thank our collaborator Prof. Shelly Miller at CU Boulder, and the lead graduate student Joseph Wilson for their work on this study. Please reach out to us with any feedback, discussions, comments - we are always on the lookout to engage with the scientific community.
Join us in congratulating FLOWLab's first doctoral student Chayut Teeraratkul on passing his research preliminary examination with flying colors. We did not get to take a celebratory pic - but celebrations await as Chayut continues his successful journey through the doctoral program!
FLOWLab is excited to announce an open position for a post-doctoral research associate who would be joining our diverse, interdisciplinary team to work on a research project on stroke biomechanics. This is a 2 year position, with an expected start date no earlier than January 2022. Please find the job advertisement and application details at the following link: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=33978 . Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to reach out to us for any inquiries. As an interdisciplinary research group set within an outstanding institution, we remain fiercely committed towards promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, especially those which are traditionally under-represented. Do not hesitate to contact us through the 'Contact' page on our website, or directly emailing debanjan@Colorado.Edu for any questions or clarifications.
FLOWLab is super excited to announce the publication of our latest article titled "Microstructure Aware Modeling Of Biochemical Transport In Arterial Blood Clots" in the Journal of Biomechanics. This article illustrates our ongoing work on microstructure aware modeling of thrombotic phenomena in arterial hemodynamics. We extend our custom fictitious domain approach for mesoscale modeling of heterogeneous blood clots. Specifically, here we outline the presence and formation of space-time varying coherent structures around an arterial clot that regulates advective transport. Furthermore, the heterogeneous microstructure representation enables us to model diffusive intra-thrombus transport. Using some cycle-averaged long time simulations we identify trends in intra-thrombus transport, based on an extension of the fictitious domain approach to advection-diffusion equations. Please find the journal version of the article at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021929021004607. You can also download an author's preprint version from bioRxiv at the following link: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.25.428179v2. We welcome comments and discussions from the community! Thank you also to all the reviewers and editors who helped with this publication during these challenging times.
FLOWLab MS student Joseph Wilson successfully defended his MS Thesis titled "Computational Modeling Of Viral Infection Transmission And Control In Indoor Spaces". Joseph's excellent work on this topic led to two journal publications (one published, and one under review), and four conference presentations. Joseph will continue his work with FLOWLab as a PhD student starting Fall 2021. Congratulations Joseph! This is a proud moment for FLOWLab!
FLOWLab researchers won key distinctions at the recently concluded Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C 2021). Akshita Sahni won the first prize at the MS Student Paper Competition for her work on characterizing aortic hemodynamics in patients with left ventricle assist device. Autumn Zemlicka won the runner-up prize at the BS Student Paper Competition for her work on flow mediated drug delivery in the hepatic circulation. Both projects were supported by collaborations with clinical investigators at CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Akshita's work was supported by the Anschutz Boulder Nexu (AB-Nexus) award mechanism. Congratulations Akshita and Autumn!!
We also thank ASME BED and SB3C for recognizing the hard work put in by these amazing students. Looking forward to more FLOWLab successes.
FLOWLab is super excited to announce the publication of our latest article titled "Computational investigation of blood flow and flow mediated transport in arterial thrombus neighborhood" in the journal Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. The article illustrates our continued work in the area of thrombosis and thrombus biomechanics. Using a custom computational method, and parametric numerical investigations, we show how advection, diffusion, and permeation processes are regulated by the flow around the clot, clot microstructure, and status of artery wall leakage at the location of the clot. Please find the journal version of the article at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10237-020-01411-7 and if interested, you can also download a pre-publication version from BioRxiv at the following link: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.11.147488v2. We welcome comments and discussions from the community! Thank you also to all reviewers and editors who helped with the publication amidst these challenging times.
FLOWLab is super excited to have the work done by two of our amazing women engineers - Akshita Sahni and Autumn Zemlicka - be featured on the Pretty Brainy (https://prettybrainy.com/) blog. Pretty Brainy is an education non-profit organization with the goal of empowering girls develop their STEAM abilities and genius to positively impact their communities and world. You can find the article featuring our work at the following link: https://prettybrainy.com/computer-aided-design/
We here at FLOWLab are fortunate to be working with highly talented women engineers like Akshita and Autumn, and it is a matter of pride and joy for all of us here at FLOWLab to see their work and contributions getting wide recognition. Keep up the awesome stuff Akshita and Autumn! Finally, kudos also to Pretty Brainy for all the great work they are doing to empower young girls to become future STEAM leaders! Thank you Pretty Brainy!