Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Banner
   
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) Logo
Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Clear
Biomedical Engineering: BME Menu
Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Faculty & Staff
Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Faculty & Staff
Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Clear
Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Clear
Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear

Ajit Yoganathan   Ajit Yoganathan, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Translational Research
Regents' Professor
The Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

Phone: 404-894-2849
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: GT: TEP - 232
E-Mail: ajit.yoganathan@bme.gatech.edu
URL: http://www.bme.gatech.edu/groups/cfmg/group/home.htm

Google Scholar: CLICK HERE

Areas of Research

  • Cardiovascular fluid dynamics
  • Optimization of Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Surgical Planning
  • Use of MRI and 3D Echo to study blood flow patterns in cardiovascular structures
  • Tissue engineering of heart valves

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1978
  • B.S. (Hons.) First Class, Chemical Engineering, University College, University of London, England, 1973

Selected Awards

  • Chair, Cardiovascular Sub-Committee, International Standards Organization TC 150, 2004-08
  • Board of Directors, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2004-2007
  • Theo Pilkington award for Biomedical Engineering Education, American Society of Education, June 2005
  • H. R. Lissner Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1997 (highest award for Bioengineering in ASME)
  • Founding Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, 1992

Selected Research Publications

  • Sacks MS, Yoganathan AP. Heart valve function: a biomechanical perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Biological Sciences. 2008 Jul 27;363(1502):2481.
  • Sucosky P, Padala M, Elhammali A, Balachandran K, Jo H, Yoganathan AP. Design of an ex vivo culture system to investigate the effects of shear stress on cardiovascular tissue. J Biomech Eng. 2008 Jun;130(3):035001.
  • Dasi LP, Pekkan K, Kitajima HD, Yoganathan AP. Functional analysis of Fontan energy dissipation. J Biomech. 2008 May 26.
  • Frakes DH, Dasi LP, Pekkan K, Kitajima HD, Sundareswaran K, Yoganathan AP, Smith MJ. A new method for registration-based medical image interpolation. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2008 Mar;27(3):370-7.
  • Jimenez JH, Liou SW, Padala M, He Z, Sacks M, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd, Yoganathan AP. A saddle-shaped annulus reduces systolic strain on the central region of the mitral valve anterior leaflet. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Dec;134(6):1562-8.
  • Sundareswaran KS, Kanter KR, Kitajima HD, Krishnankutty R, Sabatier JF, Parks WJ, Sharma S, Yoganathan AP, Fogel M. Impaired power output and cardiac index with hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a magnetic resonance imaging study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Oct;82(4):1267-75; discussion 1275-7.


Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Clear

Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Clear
Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Clear
GA Tech logo Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Emory SOM logo  
Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Clear

Room Reservations | Site Map | Accountability | Accreditation | Legal & Privacy Information | Contact Webmaster

Chair: Ravi Bellamkonda

BME at GT:
BME at Emory:

313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332-0535  Phone: (404) 385-0124  Fax: (404) 894-4243
1760 Haygood Drive, Suite W 200 Atlanta, GA 30322-4600  Phone: (404) 727-9874  Fax: (404) 727-9873


©2014 The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University School of Medicine