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Blood Analogues and Flow Stress Visualization for Medical Device Testing

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.C0601 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Gillis, Keith Alan keith.gillis@nist.gov 301-975-2468
Hudson, Steven David steven.hudson@nist.gov 240.688.7883
Pope, Jodie Gail jodie.pope@nist.gov 301.975.4586
Salipante, Paul Francis paul.salipante@nist.gov 301-975-2820
Wright, John Douglas john.wright@nist.gov 301.975.5937

Description

Medical devices that pump blood should do so without damaging the blood. Damage may be either homolysis or thrombosis, which are both life-threatening conditions. To aid those responsible for medical device approval, we seek to develop methods to measure local stress states in benchmark constriction-flow geometries that lead to blood damage. For example, we seek improvements in flow-field imaging, flow birefringence imaging, and model fluids that replicate non-Newtonian blood rheology and that contain suitable probes. 

Keywords:
blood; medical devices; flow metrology; non-Newtonian flow; fluid dynamics; stress; birefringence; velocimetry; particle tracking; colloid suspension; homolysis; thrombosis

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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