Cardiovascular Engineering

The department’s cardiovascular engineering research focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Areas of active research include the engineering of completely biological cardiovascular tissues for regenerative-medicine applications, the treatment and study of lymphatic disorders, and the study of calcification within the cardiovascular system.

The Biofluids Lab utilizes fluid and solid mechanics principles, clinical expertise, design, and manufacturing to find solutions for cardiovascular flow problems.

Research in the Biomedical Optics Laboratory is concerned with the way light interacts with human tissue and how this interaction can be used for developing novel ways to image physiological processes and anatomical structures.

The Vascular Engineering Laboratory is focused on understanding how reduced interstitial flow, following lymphatic injuries, alters lymphatic regeneration and recovery of lymphatic function.

The biology and physiology of the lymphatic and blood vascular systems including vascular regeneration, remodeling and pathology; Vascular biomaterials, including polymeric, natural, and metallic, for vascular repair and regeneration
Cardiovascular Biomechanics; Cardiovascular Biofluids; Fluid Mechanics; Medical Devices; Patient-Specific Modeling
Biomechanics (Bio-solids and Biofluids); Medical Image/Signal Processing; Machine Learning and Computer Vision with Applications in Medical Imaging; Developments of Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Characterization
Biomedical Optics and Photonics; Coherent Imaging and Light Scattering; Singular Optics; Biophysical Dynamics
“I want to quote a collaborator of mine at Mayo Clinic who always reminds me that A-fib is not an isolated disease. It's basically a symptom of a more global disease.”Hoda Hatoum, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering