Hoda Hatoum Trainees

Current Trainees

Graduate Students

Brennan Vogl

Brennan Vogl
PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering
BS in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Tech
Email: bjvogl@mtu.edu
Brennan is currently working on atrial, ventricular, and valvular flow assessment and congenital heart defects flow studies. Brennan’s work is experimental and computational. In his free time, Brennan enjoys cooking and downhill skiing.

Alireza Asadbeygi

PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering
BS in Mechanical Engineering from K.N. Toosi University
Email: aasadbey@mtu.edu
Alireza is interested in numerical and experimental investigations in the cardiovascular system.
He is currently doing research in developing computational and experimental tools for KAWASAKI disease. He enjoys swimming and running in his free time.

Undergraduate Students

Nick Niemi

Nick Niemi
BS Student in Biomedical Engineering
Email: nniemi@mtu.edu
Nick is currently working on designing a novel transcatheter mitral valve device. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, biking, fishing, and hunting. Nick is a member of the Track/XC teams.

Past Trainees

Shivam Tiwari

Shivam Tiwari
MS Student in Mechanical Engineering
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Email: shivamti@mtu.edu
Shivam worked on CFD and finite element simulations of cerebral vessels for sickle cell disease. In his free time, Shivam enjoys painting, singing, CAD modeling, performing simulations, and sketching.

Rajat Ratnakar Gadhave

Rajat Ratnakar Gadhave
MS student in the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics department

Email: rgadhave@mtu.edu
Rajat was a graduate student who worked in the biofluids lab from Fall 2020 – Fall 2021. Rajat assisted in the design and manufacturing of a whole left heart model with a pulse duplicator testing system. Rajat also worked on projects involving in-vitro characterizations of surgical aortic valve and transcatheter aortic valve performance. Moreover, Rajat worked on creating patient-specific models from computed tomography scans. In his free time, Rajat enjoys exploring.

Alex MacLean

Alex MacLean
BS Student in Biomedical Engineering
Email: abmaclea@mtu.edu
Alex worked on Finite Element Analysis as part of designing a novel transcatheter mitral valve device. In his free time, Alex enjoys snow skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking.


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