Education: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), 2007 M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), 2003 B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2002 Academic appointments: Aug 2010 - present: Senior Lecturer Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Jan 2009 - Jul 2010: Lecturer / Research Associate Dept. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University Jan 2008 - Dec 2008: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dept. Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania Sept 2003 - Dec 2007: Teaching & Research Assistant Institute of Fluid Dynamics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich
Main Research Interests
Research interests: - Biofluid mechanics; physiological flows - Pulmonary fluid dynamics; Inhalation therapy; microcirculation - Low Reynolds number flows; microfluidics - Experimental flow visualization; particle image velocimetry (PIV); particle tracking
Research focus: The Technion Biofluids Laboratory examines fluid flows relevant to biology and physiology. Our interdisciplinary research interests include (i) respiratory flows in the lungs in association with particle inhalation and deposition (e.g. therapeutics), (ii) animal locomotion and motility phenotyping in model organisms (e.g. disease quantification, drug screening, genetic basis of behavior, etc.), and (iii) small-scale physiological flows using microfluidic techniques (e.g. transport in micro-networks such as in blood micro-circulation and the pulmonary acinus of the lung).