Dr. James Antaki

(Biomedical Engineering, CMU) Cardiovascular device design; Mathematical modeling of blood trauma; Computational fluid dynamics; Hemodynamic feedback control and cardiac rehabilitation

Over the past 10 years, our research group has led the Artificial Heart R&D efforts at the McGowan Center for Organ Engineering of the University of Pittsburgh. In 1997, we completed the development of a novel magnetically levitated turbodynamic blood pump, the Streamliner, which recorded the world's first in-vivo implant of such a device, and was recently granted an IEEE Controls Systems Technology Award. Our current research interests relate to computational design optimization and optimal control of artificial organs. Dr. Antaki holds 8 patents related to artificial organs. Since the previous submission, Dr. Antaki has accepted a primary appointment with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He maintains adjunct appointments in Surgery and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh.