Juan M. Jiménez, Ph.D.
Dr. Juan M. Jiménez is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. He received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. His Ph.D. work focused on turbulence conducting the highest Reynolds number wake measurements ever conducted. He transitioned to the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Medicine and Engineering as a postdoctoral fellow to study the effects of fluid flow on implantable biomedical devices like stents. He stayed at Penn as a faculty member for several years studying the fundamentals of fluid dynamics that are relevant in the development and progression of diseases like atherosclerosis, response of vascular endothelial cells to fluid flow stimuli, blood fluid flow parameters that can lead to the development of blood clots within the vascular system and implantable devices, and development of biomedical devices that incorporate the fundamentals of both engineering and biology for clinical success. He is a dual career award recipient of both a prestigious NIH K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award and an NSF CAREER Award.
Project: Effects of lymph fluid flow on lymphatic homeostasis and endothelial cell phenotype.
Project: Cell migration, wound healing, cell motility. Stent fluid dynamics.
Project: The effects of fish swimming on muscle and bone development.
Project: In vitro systems for mechanotransduction studies.
Akshay Pujari, MS '17
Project: Lymphatic fluid flow transport.
Alexander Smith, MS '20
Dr. Laura Sumner
Project: CFD simulation of hemodynamics in patients pre and post-initiation of unilateral cerebral aneurysm.
Dr. Sampath Rachakonda
Project: Effects of hemodynamics on the cerebral vasculature.
Project: Chemotaxis and sperm motility
Project: Effects of forestry on cardiovascular health
Project: Mechanical vibrations and endothelial phenotype
Project: Effects of M2 macrophages on plaque stabilization in atherosclerosis and role of natural environments on physiological and psychological health.