UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


IHE Colloquium: Cardiovascular Engineering - a Personal Journey from Bench to Bedside

09 September 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Dr Ajit Yoganathan

With Dr Ajit Yoganathan from Georgia Tech (UCL alumnus)

This event is free.

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UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Malet Place Engineering Building
UCL Bloomsbury Campus

Over the past few decades, significant contributions have been made by engineers to healthcare. This impact has been particularly evident in the field of cardiovascular medicine where the roles of fluid and solid mechanics and imaging are critical. In ~40 years of pioneering research, Professor Ajit Yoganathan’s Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory has been at the forefront of this movement, advancing knowledge and technology in native and replacement heart valves, cardiovascular diagnostic techniques, and pediatric surgical/interventional planning. Combined, these developments have helped to bridge the lab bench to the patient’s bedside/bassinet and integrate engineering science with the art of medicine.

About the Speaker

Dr Ajit Yoganathan

Distinguished Faculty Chair & Regents' Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech

Dr. Ajit P. Yoganathan is the Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair and Regents’ Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is also the founder and the Director of the Center for Innovative Cardiovascular Technologies. He received a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering in 1973 from University College, University of London and in 1978 from the California Institute of Technology, respectively. Since joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in 1979, Dr. Yoganathan has made significant professional contributions at both the national and international levels, and a played a key role in the creation of the master’s and Ph.D. degrees in bioengineering and the joint Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with the Emory University School of Medicine.

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