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Improving artificial heart top goal of award-winning research at UH

HOUSTON, July 26, 2005 A University of Houston biomedical engineering student's award-winning research pumps new life into artificial organs and fosters collaborations between UH and the Texas Medical Center.

Hassan Khalil, a junior in biomedical engineering at UH, recently was awarded a fellowship by the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) for an abstract that details the research he has done with a model of the human vascular system. Though artificial organs have been in use for some time, his model will allow for new experimentation in artificial organ control.

Khalil's model can achieve more in-depth research and flexibility than animal test subjects would provide. With the ability to do different types of experiments on the same model by manipulating very simple things, it not only makes experiments much more flexible, but also easier, more predictable and less expensive.

"One of the main goals is to try to control the artificial heart," Khalil said. "We're still in the research stage and having a model like this is very helpful in studying feedback control of an artificial heart."

Khalil's abstract, titled "Simulation of Total Artificial Heart Circuit with Tandem Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Devices," began with a summer internship at the Texas Heart Institute (THI) in the Texas Medical Center. His collaborators on the project include Kamuran Kadipasaoglu, an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at UH and assistant director of the Cardiovascular Surgery Research Laboratories at THI, Matt Franchek, a professor of mechanical engineering and director of UH's biomedical engineering program, and Ralph Metcalfe, a professor of mechanical engineering and deputy director of the UH biomedical engineering program.

"For students like me, this collaboration between the University of Houston and the Texas Medical Center is a very good opportunity to gain experience and to work with docto
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Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston
26-Jul-2005


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