PI: Ram V. Devireddy, Louisiana State University

The proposed symposium to be held in Farmington, Pennsylvania as part of the 2011 Summer Bioengineering conference, will provide a venue for researchers, educators and graduate students to identify challenges and opportunities pertaining to biotransport. This symposium will highlight and honor the contributions of Prof. John Chato to the field of bioheat transfer and his mentoring of young researchers over his long and fruitful career. Topics for the symposium include but are not limited to: (1) bioheat transfer models, (2) biomaterial thermophysical property measurements and (3) optimizing thermal therapies.

Intellectual Merit:

This award provides support for approximately 2 keynote speakers and 10 students to attend the workshop. The agenda will include technical presentations and panel sessions culminating in archival review article identifying specific scientific and engineering challenges pertaining to biotransport.

Broader Impacts:

The workshop topic has broad application to a wide array of biological transport problems. Since, transport processes impact biology and medicine at every stage of life, their analysis will serve to innovate and optimize diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. The broad impacts of the grant are in enabling the participation of students and early career scientists in the symposium, thereby providing the education and training opportunities for next generation scientists.

Project Report

Summary: The workshop held in Farmington, Pennsylvania as part of the 2011 ASME Summer Bioengineering conference, provided a venue for researchers, educators and graduate students to identify challenges and opportunities pertaining to biotransport. This workshop also highlighted and honored the contributions of Prof. John Chato to the field of bioheat transfer and his mentoring of young researchers over his long and fruitful career. The workshop topic has broad application to a wide array of biological transport problems. Since, transport processes impact biology and medicine at every stage of life, their analysis will serve to innovate and optimize diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. The broader impact of the workshop are in enabling the participation of students and early career scientists in the symposium, thereby providing the education and training opportunities for next generation scientists. Speakers at the John Chato Memorial Symposium Dr. Avraham Shitzer, Technion Dr. Ken Diller, UT (Austin) Dr. Boris Rubinsky, UC (Berkeley) Dr. John McGrath, NSF Dr. John Bischof, UMN (Minneapolis) Dr. Liang Zhu, UMBC Dr. Neil Wright, MSU Dr. Robin Coger, NC A&T Dr. Sohi Rastegar, NSF Dr. Lisa Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Dr. Robert Eberhart, UT (Southwestern Medical Center) This workshop also included a panel discussion with the following 3 topics: 1. "Past, present and future of bio-thermal engineering" presented by Prof. Ken Diller 2. "Challenges in bio-thermal engineering in medicine - Macro to micro to nano" presented by Prof. Boris Rubinsky 3. "NSF Funding opportunities in bio-thermal engineering" presented by Prof. John McGrath.

Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-06-01
Budget End
2011-11-30
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$9,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Louisiana State University & Agricultural and Mechanical College
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Baton Rouge
State
LA
Country
United States
Zip Code
70803