(LACAM) was established jointly by SMHS and SEAS in 1995. It is co-directed by Prof. James Hahn, who represents SEAS, and Prof. Raymond Walsh, who represents SMHS. Seed funding from the two participating schools equipped LACAM, located in Staughton Hall, with initial computing equipment. The research activities in LACAM have concentrated primarily on the use of simulation and visualization for surgical training, planning, and computer guidance. Medical students participate in research projects alongside engineering students, thus enhancing their educational experiences.


BEL is located in Tompkins 310 and directed by Prof. Zhenyu Guo. The mission of this laboratory is to develop cost-effective technology for healthcare. The maintenance of the laboratory has been provided for through research funds and industrial supports. Thus far, a number of research and development projects in medical instrumentation, telemedicine, and medical imaging have been conducted by this Laboratory. Through a licensing agreement with Nicolet Vascular, Inc., a portable Doppler device was developed and released to the market internationally. This device can be used to diagnose cardiovascular diseases. With the support of University Facilitating Funds and Digitrace, Inc., a medical virtual instrument is being developed as an Internet based remote diagnostic tool. A 3D power Doppler imaging project, supported by Whitaker Foundation and Diasonics, Inc., allowed the development of a new ultrasound technique as an alternative to the invasive x-ray angiography for the detection of arterial stenosis. Recently, the laboratory has focused its main efforts on the development of two new imaging techniques for breast cancer diagnosis (funded by Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and GE Medical Systems). The laboratory is also completing two prototype medical instruments: an innovative patient monitor and a handheld wireless Holter monitor. This laboratory also supports the laboratory experiments of one undergraduate and three graduate courses in the BME field.

  The activities of the FSAG Laboratory are directed by Prof. Rajat Mittal of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The Laboratory which is located in Staughton Hall on the Main Campus of GWU, houses much of the computational facilities of the group which include three multiprocessor Beowulf clusters, a 32-processor supercomputer and a wide array of personal computers, worstations and peripherals that support the research actitivities of the group. The core competency of the group is in the area of large-scale simulation and analysis of complex flows with particular focus on vortex dominated flows and fluid-structure interaction. In the arena of biomedical engineering, current research activities are in cardiovascular flows, phonatory flow mechanisms, retinal detachment, interaction of physiological flows with compliant anatomical features and modeling and prediction of surgical outcomes.
  The Motion Capture and Analysis (MOCA) Laboratory operates under the auspices of the Institute for Computer Graphics and in partnership with the Institute for Biomedical Engineering. MOCA provides the infrastructure, including laboratory space, equipment and support personnel, to enable researchers, educators, and clinicians across the University and the greater Washington D.C. area to capture, analyze, and apply digitized human motion for a variety of applications. The equipment consists of VICON Infrared motion capture equipment and associated computing equipment.

The laboratory was made possible by the University Research Enhancement Fund and will be devoted to the study of human (and other) motion in science, art, engineering, and medicine.

Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory
  The Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory of Professor Keidar is active in the experimental and theoretical study of plasmas. Current application areas include electric propulsion, atmospheric plasma jets, carbon nanotube synthesis and applications, hypersonics, plasma-wall interactions and arc discharges.We have ongoing collaborative studies with colleagues at the George Washington University, other universities, and government laboratories. Please use the menu on the left to learn more.
Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory

Located on the Foggy Bottom campus of The George Washington University, within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), the Biofluid Dynamics Lab (BDL) is directed by Professor Michael W. Plesniak. Research in the BDL focuses on experimental in vitro investigations of unsteady, viscous physiological flows. Most processes within the body involve laminar, or non-turbulent fluid flow, but aeroacoustics of speech and pathological blood flow through arteries are rare exceptions that offer a wealth of challenging fluid dynamics issues.



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