Wright State University, United States
I received my B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (Paris, France) in 1996, and my M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) in 2000 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2008, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. From 2008 to 2015, I served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN). Since 2015, I have been an Associate Professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Wright State University. Since 2008, I am the Director of the Multi-Scale Cardiovascular Bioengineering Laboratory whose mission is to elucidate the complex relations between cardiovascular tissue biology and the surrounding hemodynamic environment, at the gene, cell and tissue levels. My current research projects are on the experimental and computational characterization of heart valve hemodynamics, the role of mechanical cues on valvular physiology and pathology, and the elucidation of the mechanisms involved in heart valve disease. My work has resulted in one book, two book chapters, 27 peer-reviewed papers, and 80 presentations/invited lectures at national and international conferences.
Among other credentials, I was a recipient of a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association in 2006, a Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology in 2008, and a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2011. I am an elected fellow of the American Heart Association and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Biomedical Engineering Society.
I am convinced that my expertise in cardiovascular hemodynamics, valvular mechanobiology and disease will benefit the World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases. In addition, my experience as an editorial board member for the World Journal of Cardiology, as a reviewer for major cardiovascular and bioengineering journals (e.g., Cardiovasc Res, AJP – Heart, JHVD, ABME) and as a member of major related professional societies (e.g., AHA, ASME, BMES, HVS) will also promote the journal in various ways. Therefore, I am pleased to submit my formal application to become an Editor of SRL Vascular Medicine. Along with this letter, you will find my detailed resume. Please feel free to contact me if you need further information or details regarding my experience and expertise.