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May 18, 2020

Dr. Ajit Yoganathan – The Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Regents' Professor at The Georgia Institute of Technology – joins Innovators to talk about his history in biomedical engineering and the background on the field as a field of higher education. Dr. Yoganathan and host Dr. Rick Skinner also conclude their conversation talking about how biomedical engineering could be a "catalyst" to solve problems like COVID-19.

According to Dr. Yoganathan, his Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Lab at Georgia Tech "focuses on understanding complex cardiovascular problems using fundamental engineering and science. The main objective of my lab is to provide answers to life-saving clinical questions using engineering approaches.”

Dr. Yoganathan earned his bachelor's degree from the University of London in 1973 and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1978. His lab has evaluated (directly or indirectly) all prosthetic heart valves in use in the United States since 1975.

Innovators is a podcast production of Harris Search Associates. The show is produced by Grant Burkhardt. 

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