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Laboratory for Innovation & Optimization of Artificial Organs (and Other Medical Devices) lIOM_banner

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James Antaki, PhD

 

Personal Interests

Harmonica Technology

Automotive

Antique Radio and Medical Devices

 

Curriculum Vitae

Courses

·         BioMedical Design

·         Intro to Biomechanics

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Research Interests [UNDER CONSTRUCTION]

·         Artificial Organ Development

·         Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

·         Computational Design Optimization

·         Flow Visualization

·         Computer Simulation of Blood Flow

·         Hemorheology and Blood Trauma

·         Pediatric Ventricular Assist Devices

·         Feedback Control of Artificial Internal Organs

·         Cardiac Dynamics & Ventricular Recovery

·         Automated Medication Delivery

·         Artificial Muscle

Industrial Collaborators

·         LaunchPoint, LLC

·         MedQuest Products, Inc

Academic Collaborations

·         NSF Center for e-Design

·         University of Pittsburgh Dept of Bioengineering

 

PUBLICATIONS

Design of Artificial Organs

·          Computational Flow Optimization of Artificial Heart Components

·         Design News: Maglev Heart-Assist Pump

·         Gait Power (Shoe-powered battery charger.)

 

Hemorheology and Blood Damage Modeling

·         Effects of turbulent stresses on mechanical hemolysis

·         A mathematical model for shear-induced hemolysis.

 

Hemodynamic Control of Ventricular Assist Devices

·         Induction of ventricular collapse by an axial flow blood pump.

·         Minimally-Invasive Estimation of Cardiac Function

 

“Other”

·         Physics and Physiology of the Harmonica

·         Fiduciary Markers for MRI Imaging

·         Orthotropic Model for Myocardial Rheology

More…

PATENTS

Artificial Organs

·         Streamliner Maglev Axial Flow Ventricular Assist Device

Harmonica

·         Electric Harmonica – TurboHarp/ELX

·         Acoustic Harmonica – TurboHarp/AX

Other

·         Laparoscopic Brachytherapy Device

 

More…

 

PRESS COVERAGE

1.      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Surgeons Implant HeartMate II Heart Assist Device as Part of U.S. Trial (04-14-04)

2.    StreamLiner Heart-Assist Device (Design News, 6/2000)

 

GRANT SUPPORT

(under construction)

  • Simulation of Flows with Dynamic Interfaces on Multi-Teraflop Computers
  • Fuel cell power packs for left ventricular assist devices (ICET, Inc.)
  • And many more…

Contact Information

James F. Antaki, PhD.

Professor

Biomedical Engineering & Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

700 Technology Drive, PTC 4321

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

antaki-at-cmu.edu