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Biofluids Lab News (@hatoum_hoda)

Dr. Hatoum had an oral presentation on “Neo-Sinus and Sinus Flows After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation of Evolut, SAPIEN 3, Acurate Neo, and Allegra” at SB3C 2021.

Brennan Vogl presented his work on the “Effect of Blood Pressure Conditions on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Performance and Coronary Flow” at SB3C 2021.

Dr. Hatoum received an honorable mention at the American College of Cardiology (ACC 2021) Young Investigator Awards: Basic and Translational Science. The talk was on a novel thrombosis predictive model after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Dr. Hatoum was awarded the Summer of Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport (SB3C) 2021 Diversity Participation Award. This award has been funded by the Georgia Tech Parker H Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences.

Nick Niemi was awarded a SURF award to continue working on a novel transcatheter mitral valve device. Congratulations Nick! https://www.mtu.edu/research/about/awards/surf/


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.

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.

Alex MacLean

Alex MacLean
BS Student in Biomedical Engineering
Email: abmaclea@mtu.edu
Alex is currently working on designing a novel transcatheter mitral valve device. In his free time, Alex enjoys snow skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking.

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
Email: rgadhave@mtu.edu
Degree: MS student in the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics department
Rajat was a graduate student who worked in the biofluids lab during Fall 2020. 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.


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