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Niema Pahlevan

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Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Medicine

Education

  • 2013, PhD, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology



Biography


Dr. Pahlevan joined USC as Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in 2017. In August 2017 he was also appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine in Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Pahlevan was James Boswell postdoctoral scholar at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and clinical research investigator at Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI). Dr. Pahlevan received B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge, and PhD in Bioengineering from Caltech in 2013.

Research Summary


Dr. Pahlevan's projects are interconnected through the underlying physics of fluid/structure interaction and have potential applications in diagnostics and treatment.

Research interests:
• Biofluid Dynamics
• Fluid-Structure Interaction
• Cardiovascular MRI
• 3D Quantitative Flow Visualization
• Hemodynamics
• Cardiovascular Devices
• Bio-inspired Design
• Time-Frequency Analysis
• Mathematical Physiology
• Physics of Fluids in Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Clinical applications:
• Heart Failure
• Heart Valve Diseases
• Aortic Diseases
• Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
• Hemorrhagic Shock
• Coronary Artery Diseases
• Preeclampsia
• Septic Shock
• Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
• Sport Medicine: sudden cardiac death, traumatic brain injury, cardiac overtraining

Awards


  • 2006 Boeing, California State University Northridge Boeing Annual Scholarship Award
  • 2007 Mechanical Engineering Department, California State University Northridge Distinguished Graduate Student of the Year
  • 2012 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • 2013 GALCIT, California Institute of Technology The Hans G. Hornung Prize
  • 2014 American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • 2014 Huntington Medical Research Institute James Boswell Postdoctoral Award
Appointments
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine

Office
  • RRB 220
  • Robert Glen Rapp Engineering Research Building
  • 854 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1453

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-7182
  • pahlevan@usc.edu

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