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IACM Colloquium - Nikos Stergiopoulos (EPFL), 12:00 June 4th

ΘΕΜΑ: IACM Colloquium - Nikos Stergiopoulos (EPFL), 12:00 June 4th
ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΕΑΣ: Aikaterini Tsalimi [mailto:tsalimi@xxxxxxxxxxxx]

Subject: IACM Colloquium - Nikos Stergiopoulos (EPFL), 12:00 June 4th

Modelling and understanding wave propagation phenomena in the arterial tree

Professor Nikos Stergiopulos, Director, Laboratory of Hemodynamics and
Cardiovascular Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in
Lausanne, Switzerland

Time, Date & Location:
12:00 (11:45 coffee & cookies), Monday June 4th 2018 @ Pagiatakis Room (main

Recent advances in imaging modalities and noninvasive measurement techniques
can provide description of the geometrical and hemodynamical properties of
the arterial tree in great detail. The combination of such information with
models of blood flow in the arterial tree can provide further information,
such as pressure and flow waveforms or details in the local flow field. This
knowledge maybe be critical in understanding the development or state of
arterial disease and can help clinicians perform better diagnosis or plan
better treatments. In the present review, the state of the art of arterial
tree models is presented, focusing on 1-D wave propagation models. Our
development of a generic and patient-specific model of the human arterial
tree permitting to study pressure and flow waves propagation in patients is
presented. The predicted pressure and flow waveforms are in good agreement
with the in vivo measurements. I will discuss the utility of these models in
different clinical applications with particular emphasis in the
understanding of essential hypertension during ageing.

Short Bio:
Nikos Stergiopulos received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the
National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1985 and his Ph.D. in
Biomedical Engineering from Iowa State University, USA, in 1990. Nikos holds
also a degree in Management of Technology from IMD.  
He is currently Full Professor and Director of the Laboratory of
Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. His main research interests are
Hemodynamics, Cardiovascular Mechanics and Medical Implant Technology. He
has authored more than 200 peer review papers and holds more than 20 patents
in medical technology. Nikos has founded five medical technology startups
and is actively supporting technology transfer from the academic lab to the
real world.