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PhySense seminar (Thursday, June 26th): Carlos Alberto Figueroa was talking about Advances in 3D Blood flow Simulation

Last Thursday Carlos Alberto Figueroa from University of Michigan and King’s College of London was giving an overview of a series of methods for 3D blood flow modeling, ranging from Kalman filtering techniques for automatic outflow and material parameter estimation to baroreflex model for automatic control of blood pressure. We also discussed the recent progress made on the validation of CFD predictions of pressure gradients in coarctation patients at rest and stress using clinical pressure data.

Biography: Dr. Figueroa is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at King’s College London. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 2006, focusing on computational methods to perform fluid-structure interaction simulations of blood flow in patient-specific cardiovascular models. Dr. Figueroa has current research interests include: 
  • Methods to predict the growth & remodeling of blood vessels in response to changes in their biomechanical environment.
  • Methods to predict the short-term response (auto-regulation) of the arterial system in response to changes in pressure and flow.
  • Computational tools to evaluate and predict the performance of abdominal and thoracic endografts. 
Dr. Figueroa has published extensively in the fields of Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Life Sciences, and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.