Postdoctoral positions

November 19, 2018

We expect to have one or more postdoctoral openings with start dates in 2019. For more details, see the Positions page of this site.

Ben’s paper is on the arXiv

November 19, 2018

Ben’s paper, Stabilization approaches for the hyperelastic immersed boundary method for problems of large-deformation incompressible elasticity, is now available on the arXiv. We propose a simple stabilization that resembles approaches from nearly incompressible solid mechanics to improve the volume conservation of the immersed boundary method, as demonstrated by its performance in widely used benchmark problems of incompressible hyperelasticity adapted from the solid mechanics literature.

New award on modeling IVC filters with the FDA

September 7, 2018

We are trilled to announce that we just received notification of a new $160K research award on developing models of IVC filters through the NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at the FDA program. This project is in collaboration with Brent Craven in the Division of Applied Mechanics in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the FDA.

Simone Rossi’s paper is accepted

September 7, 2018

Simone Rossi’s paper on modeling electrical impulse propagation in the atria has been accepted for publication! The citation is:

S. Rossi, S. Gaeta, B.E. Griffith, and C.S. Henriquez. Muscle Thickness and Curvature Influence Atrial Conduction Velocities. Frontiers in Physiology. Accepted for publication

Congratulations, Simone!

Hellos and Goodbyes

August 1, 2018

In July, we welcomed two new postdoctoral researchers to the group: Saad Qadeer, who just finished his PhD in Applied Mathematics at UC-Berkeley, and David Wells, who is joining us from an RTG Postdoctoral Fellowship at RPI. Welcome to UNC!

We also said goodbye to Charles Puelz, who is starting a position as a Courant Instructor at NYU in the Fall, and to Michael Chambers, who is resuming his MD program at UNC. Good luck, Charles and Mike!

New award on modeling atrial fibrillation

July 23, 2018

We are trilled to announce that we just received notification of a new $2.8M research award on developing multiscale models of blood clotting in atrial fibrillation through the NIH-led multiagency Predictive Multiscale Models for Biomedical, Biological, Behavioral, Environmental and Clinical Research program. The project team includes investigators at Duke University (PI: Craig Henriquez) and the University of Utah (PI: Aaron Fogelson).


June 15, 2018

Charles Puelz gave a talk at the 2018 ECCM-ECFD meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on our recent work on whole-heart modeling. The title of his talk was Immersed boundary finite element hyperelastic heart model.

May 2018 Graduation

May 13, 2018

Congratulations to Elijah DeLee and Raveena Kshatriya, who both graduated in May. Elijah received his BS in Applied Mathematics with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction, and Raveena received her BA with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. Elijah will be working at RedHat in Raleigh, and Raveena is off to AIG in Charlotte. Good luck!