Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Max Julian thesis defense

Congratulations to BSL Master's student Max Julian (aka Massimo Iuliano :-), on the (very) successful defense of his thesis, "Illustration-Inspired Visualization of Blood Flow Dynamics".  Thanks to Nick Woolridge and Mark Chignell, Max's thesis examiners, and a special shout out to my colleague and Max's co-supervisor, Peter Coppin from OCADU, whose creativity, drive, enthusiasm, and optimism in the face of adversity have made this art/science collaboration possible and successful.

KVS wins award at ECI conference

Congratulations to BSL alumnus Kristian Valen-Sendstad (affectionately known as KVS), who won an Outstanding Oral Presentation by a Young Scientist award at the 2nd ECI Conference on CFD in Medicine and Biology, for his invited talk "On the assumption of laminar flow in the cerebrovasculature: Implications for CFD insights into aneurysm initiation and rupture".

Yours truly was a co-chair of the conference, but was not involved in the judging, and didn't even know who the judges were!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

An entertaining take on peer review

Please take a moment to read (if time and your library access allows) this letter to the editor from Bob Mulkern, on the subject of peer-review.  Wish I could post full text, but then there are those pesky copyright issues :-)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Student awards, SB3C 2015

Congratulations to BSL PhD student Muhammad Owais Khan, whose presentation "CFD simulation of transition to turbulence for Newtonian vs. non-Newtonian flow through a stenosis" won first prize at the Biotransport and Simulation PhD student competition of the 2015 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference in Snowbird, Utah. Here Owais is shown with proud co-authors Frank Loth, yours truly (with exit sign), Kristian Valen-Sendstad aka KVS, and some random guy in the background.

Congratulations also to BSL PhD student Resmi KrishnankuttyRema, whose presentation "Inlet flow rate variation and onset of flow instabilities in the carotid siphon" was  a finalist for the Biofluids PhD student competition.  Like Owais, Resmi knocked it out of the park with her talk, but faced some stiff competition.  Well done both!