Dr. Oscar Lichtenstein

Oscar Lichtenstein
Adjunct Lecturer
Silver 321
  • CV

    B.Sc. 1977 Aeronautical Engineering, Technion-IIT
    M.Sc. 1987 Biomedical Engineering, Technion-IIT
    Ph.D. 1991 Biomedical Engineering, Technion-IIT
    Academic appointments:
    1998 - present: Adjunct lecturer, Biomedical Eng. Technion - IIT, Haifa, Israel. 1996 - present: Engineer, Biomedical Eng. Technion - IIT, Haifa, Israel. 1994 - 1996: Project manager, TED-Technological Educational Developments Ltd. 1993 - 1994: Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Unit (Unite 141). INSERM, Paris, France. 1991 - 1993: Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Technion - IIT, Haifa, Israel. 1984 - 1985: Instructor, Universidad de Madrid, Spain. 1983 - 1985: Research Engineer, Experimental surgery, Puerta de Hierro Hospital, Madrid, Spain. 1981 - 1983: Development Engineer; Israel Air Force. 1978 - 1981: Maintenance Engineer; Israel Air Force.
    Short Bio:
    Dr. Oscar Lichtenstein was born in Argentine in 1954. During 1993-94 he held a post doctoral fellowship at the INSERM (Health Research Institute of France) in Paris. Dr. Lichtenstein joined the department of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion as a Biomedical Engineer in 1996.

  • Selected Publications

    Lichtenstein, O., Safar, M.E., Mathieu, E., Poitevin, P., Levy, B.I., "Static and Dynamic Mechanical Properties of the Carotid Artery From Normotensive and Hypertensive Rats," Hypertension, 1998, 32:346-350. Y. Lanir, Y., Lichtenstein, O. and Imanuel, O., "Optimal design of biaxial test for structural material characterization of flat tissues", ASME Transactions Journal of Biomedical Engineering. February 1996, Vol. 118:41-46. Lichtenstein O., Safar, M., Potievin, P. and Levy, B., "Biaxial mechanical Properties of carotid Arteries from Normotensive and Hypertensive Rats". Hypertension 1995; 26:15-19. Lichtenstein, O., Ben-Haim, S.A., Saidel, G.M. and Dinnar, U., "Role of the diaphragm in Chest Wall Mechanics," Journal of Appl. Physiol., Vol. 72(2), pp. 568-574, 1992. Lichtenstein O. and Dinnar U., "Experimental Analysis of Pulsatile Flow through Elastic Collapsible Tubes: Application for Cardiac Assist Device", Journal of Biomechanical Eng., Vol. 112, pp-75-79, 1990. Ben-Haim S. A., Lichtenstein O. and Saidel G. M.; "Mechanical Analysis of Extrapulmonary Volume Displacements in the Thorax and Abdomen", Journal. Appl. Physiol., Vol. 67(5), pp: 1785-1790, 1989. Lichtenstein O., Martinez-Val R., Mendez J. y Castillo-Olivares J. "Hydrogen Bubble Visualization of the Flow Past Aortic Prothetic Valves", Life Support Systems, Vol. 4, pp. 141-149, 1986.

  • Main Research Interests

    Hemodynamic of biological cardiac prosthesis valves, cardiac assist devices, respiratory system modeling, optimization of mechanical respiration, non-invasive parameters estimation of respiratory system, chest wall dynamics, cardiopulmonary control analysis, mechanical properties of arteries.

  • Notes

    Honors and Awards:

    1996 Societe Francaise d-Hypertension Arterielle. Etude de proprietes mecaniques statiques et dynamiques de la paroi arterielle du rat au cours de l-hypertension 1985 Accesit Premio Andreu; Sociedad Espanola de Geratria y Gerontologia. Spain