From Red Blood Cells to a New Concept for Bio Devices [S-16-26]

Presenter: Parisa Mirbod
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 4:00 PM 03/29
Status: CLOSED

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Red blood cells zip through micron-wide capillaries almost friction-free, surviving hundreds of thousands of passages during their nearly 120-days lifespan. In this presentation, it will be shown that if we find a porous material with the same properties, we can apply this method in engineering applications and possibly make a breakthrough in designing micro, bio-devices, drug delivery systems, etc. Surprisingly, goose down has the same properties as our fiber-coated capillaries.

Parisa Mirbod is an expert in theoretical modeling, numerical analysis, and experimental fluid mechanics and flow-through porous media. She has a wealth of publications and a patent in the bio-fluid dynamics field. She also serves as organizer, peer reviewer, and committee member in different, but related, conferences such as APS, ASME, BMES, and AIAA.

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