An engineer uses state-of-the-art computational tools to save millions of lives of dialysis patients worldwide. S. M. Javid Mahmoudzadeh Akherat and a team of researchers solved a big medical problem with knowledge of fluid dynamics and medicine. This innovative interdisciplinary approach resulted to a revolutionize customized medical treatment plan.
Javid Mahmoudzadeh Akherat received his Master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from IIT and is currently a PhD candidate at the MMAE department. His research focus is on blood flow simulation of the end stage renal disease patients using computational fluid dynamics and mathematical optimization. He is developing a predictive framework to improve the patency of vascular accesses for dialysis patients, which is expected to become a medical protocol for dialysis treatment. He is also a student leader, speaker, and the president of graduate student advisory council of the MMAE department and former vise president of the same organization.
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