Aug 12th, 2021
Congrats to Colin Pender for a successful MS defense.
Congrats to Colin Pender for a successful MS defense.
CMERL participates in the SB3C virtual conference this week.
Congrats to Parker Davis for a successful MS defense.
New CMERL study suggests that Norwood patients on VAD may fair better with a higher flow setting compared to bi-ventricular patients. Publication
Congrats to lab alumni Daniel Custer for receiving the prestigious NSF GRFP award!
Masoud's paper "Target Flow-Pressure Operating Range for Designing a Failing Fontan Cavopulmonary Support Device" has been selected as a featured article by the IEEE TBME journal. Congrats!
Congratulations to lab member Daniel Custer for receiving the ME Undergraduate Eastman Award!
Our recent study delineates the desired flow-pressure operating regions for Fontan cavopulmonary assist devices. See publication here.
Congratulations to Dr. Masoud Farahmand who received his Ph.D. degree at the Clemson doctoral hooding ceremony today!
Aparna presented CMERL's Creative Inquiry project at the Clemson Board of Trustees meeting yesterday. See Greenville News
Our multi-scale simulation study of a patient cohort shows consistently equivalent hemodynamic performance between the Glenn and Hemo-Fontan surgical options. Published in Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
Aparna made such an impression with her presentation at the CI showcase in August that she has been invited to present our CI project to the Board of Trustees in October - Congratulations!
Congrats to Masoud Farahmand for passing his Ph.D. thesis defense!
Dr. Kung receives honorary appointment as a Globex Faculty Fellow at Peking University.
CMERL presents research at the ASAIO conference this week.
We published a new simulation study delineating how Fontan cavopulmonary support can be implemented using an LVAD. See article in IEEE Explore.
CMERL's unique hybrid modeling technology enables closed-loop physical testing of medical devices with simulated physiologic feedback. Published in JBME.
Congratulations to Akash for finishing top ten in the Clemson 3-Minute Thesis competition!
Masoud and Sabbir will be presenting CMERL research at the BMES Annual Meeting in Atlanta this week.
Welcome new thesis students Himanshu and Parker to the lab!
CMERL presents several research projects at the WCB conference in Dublin this week.
Dr. Kung delivers keynote seminar talk at the University Hospital Leuven in Belgium today.
The ASAIO conference in DC this week was very productive! Research presentations from the lab generated much interests and we made several great connections for collaborations.
Congrats to Dr. Kung for receiving the Dean’s Faculty Fellow Award!
Congrats to Dr. Kung for receiving the Eastman Award for Excellence!
CMERL presents several research projects this week at the BMES conference in Phoenix, AZ.
Congrats to Frederic for receiving the Honors Conference Travel Grant!
Congratulations to Ehsan and Akash for being selected as finalists in the MS paper competition at the SB3C conference!
Congratulations to Mitra Shabani for winning the 2017 SB3C Diversity Travel Award!
New CMERL publication explains the underlying mechanism of why steady flow blood pumps tend to out-perform pulsatile ones in single-ventricle infants. Audio slide presentation available here.
CMERL has just received the 2016 TIGER grant award!
Dr. Kung will be giving a talk this Friday at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
The American Heart Association and the Children's Heart Foundation just announced the 2nd round of CHD Research Awards. CMERL's Fontan project is named as one of the 7 funded projects. Learn more here: AHA Press Release
Dr. Kung will be giving a talk highlighting CMERL research next Tuesday Nov 15th at 12:30pm in the lobby of Cooper Library.
Dr. Kung gives a seminar talk today at the University of South Carolina on the topic of applicable engineering tools in cardiovascular biomechanics.
Dr. Kung is now jointly appointed in the department of Bioengineering.
CMERL has been awarded a research grant by the Saving tiny Hearts Society to investigate a novel blood pump device for Fontan pulmonary support.
Welcome new lab member Mitra Shabani and undergraduate CI team members. Also welcome back John Scaringi!
Rahul and Tyler will be presenting CMERL research at the ASME SB3C conference this week.
Dr. Kung has been awarded the American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant!
Tyler will be presenting Fontan ventricular assist device computational modeling study at the BMES/FDA 2016 Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference in Washington DC on May 23-25.
CMERL will be hosting an "Underwater Instrument" station at the Artisphere festival in Greenville this weekend, come join the fun!
Dr. Kung will be presenting CMERL research at the CU Research Symposium 3pm next Wednesday May 4th at the Watt Family Innovation Center.
Congratulations to Tyler Schmidt on winning the department MS student award!
Congrats to Justin on winning the Clemson Educational Enrichment Travel Grant, and Elliot for winning the Honors Research Grant!
The Drawbot demonstration at the One Seneca STEAM event tonight was a big hit! For those of you who visited our station and are interested in learning more, here is a video of the drawbot, and a link to make your own Drawbot.
CMERL will be showing drawing robots to elementary school kids at the Seneca STEAM outreach event on Thursday Jan 28th 6-8pm at the Seneca High School.
Welcome new lab members Masoud, Justin, and Ehsan!
Dr. Kung will be presenting a clinical and computational study involving respiration effects on Fontan exercise at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando on Nov 8th.
Congrats to Elliot Bailey for receiving the Calhoun Honors College Departmental Honors Research Grant Award!
Welcome new thesis students Akash Gupta and Elliot Bailey!
Dr. Kung will be giving a special presentation at the Clemson 2nd Annual Research Symposium as part of the "Spotlight on Young Faculty" at 11:15am, Thursday March 12th, Hendrix Center Ballroom.
Single-ventricle simulation project from CMERL featured on the most recent ME Departmental Blog.
A simulation from CMERL will be exhibited at the Science as Art Festival on Friday March 6th, in the Hendrix Center Atrium, 12pm-6pm.
Welcome new lab members Shriram Duraisamy, Rahul Mechoor, and Tyler Schmidt!
Senior design project advised by Dr. Kung featured on the front page of The Greenville News this week.
Automated vehicle design teams advised by Dr. Kung in the news on Fox Carolina and WSPA evening newscast, as well as several online news coverage: Clemson Newsstand, WYFF4 News, GSA Business, Greenville News.
There is one immediate opening for a PhD student with target start date of January 2015. See details on the Contact page.
The CMERL published new insights on Fontan exercise dysfunctions. Results showed that the common clinical belief of elevated pulmonary vascular resistance being the main cause of exercise intolerance may be incomplete and warrant re-consideration. See publications page.
Congratulations to Ramin Taheri and Fei He for being accepted into CMERL! Ramin and Fei will begin working in the lab starting in January. Welcome!
Dr. Kung will be presenting CMERL's computational model of Fontan exercise at the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society meeting in Chicago on October 19.
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The Cardiovascular Modeling & Experimentation Research Laboratory (CMERL) at Clemson University focuses on translational research which develops and integrates experimental and computational tools to help advance cardiovascular medical devices, diagnostics, and clinical procedures. Our inter-disciplinary research involves close collaborations with clinicians and broad areas of Electrical, Biomedical, and Mechanical Engineering. The specific expertise areas of our lab include:
We work closely with the Greenville Hospital Systems, the Medical University of South Carolina, as well as other clinicians around the world spanning from North American west coast to as far as Belgium, to align our research with current clinical needs. We also welcome industry collaborations to apply our state-of-the-art engineering tools towards cardiovascular medical device design and testing.The ultimate goal of our research is to combine the power of engineering and medicine, improve the lives of patients with cardiovascular diseases, and have lots of fun doing this.