Welcome to the CFM laboratory at Georgia Tech

The Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics (CFM) Research Group at Georgia Tech has been one of the pioneering laboratories in the world studying the function and mechanics of heart valves and other complex cardiac defects. Established in 1979 by Dr. Ajit Yoganathan in the Chemical Engineering Department at Georgia Tech, the CFM laboratory is now in the Biomedical Engineering Department, located at Technology Enterprise Park.

Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Group

  • Congratulations to Dr. Yoganathan for his 2015 induction into the National Academy of Engineering! Photo from NAE Induction
    Click here for the NAE press release.
    Click here for  Dr. Yoganathan's induction presentation at Georgia Tech, "Cardiovascular Engineering: A Personal Journey from Bench to Bedside."
  • Congratulations to Dr. Yoganathan for receiving the Robert A. Pritzker Award! Dr. Yoganathan’s talk "From Bench to Bedside, A Journey Through Translational Research" highlighted how his research has evolved into tools to help patients. Click here for more pictures
  • New Technique to Improve Blood Flow in Children Born with one Functional Ventricle Shows Promise! A work done in collaboration with Dr. Kirk Kanter from Children's Hospital of Atlanta. For more information click here.
  • Congratulations Jesper and Stinne on baby Ludvig!!! Click here for more pictures
  • Congratulations to previous lab member Dr. Kerem Pekkan, for his new position as Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University!
  • Congratulations to Philippe Sucosky (University of Notre Dame) and Dave Frakes (Arizona State University) CFM Lab alumni for being awarded NSF Career Awards!
  • Congratulations to Erin Spinner for receiving the 2011 Women of Distinction Award! Click here for more information
  • Erin Spinner Gets Published in Circulation
    Click here for the article!
  • Nicole Milligian Presents to Chancellor Huckaby
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    CFM Undergraduate Researcher, Nicole Milligan, continues a post-presentation discussion of her work with Chancellor Hank Huckaby.
  • Congratulations Morten and Hanna on baby Matilda!
  • In memory of LaKeisha Wheaton, a member of our CFM Lab family. Click here for more information
  • In memory of Dr. Randy Grimes Your contributions to the CFM Lab will not be forgotten. Click here for more information
  • Celebrating another succesfull year in the CFM Lab! Click here for more pictures of Holiday Party
  • The Fontan Surgical Planning is one of the 5 top engineering breakthroughs from IEEE!Click here for more information
  • Congratulations to Chris and Yap for being awarded with an AHA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, and Neela with an AHA Post-Doctoral Fellowship!
  • Congratulations to Lauren Troxler and Samiya Hussain for being being awarded the Petit Scholar Award for 2010. Erin Spinner and Choon Hwai Yap are proud mentors. See the Petit website for details on their individual projects.
  • The Fontan surgical planning project was featured in Inside Science, click on this link to see the video!
  • Congratualtion to previous lab member Kerem Pekkan for his NSF Career Award.
  • Check out more details on the CFMlab with a presentation by Dr. Y! Dr. Yoganathan records PODCAST for Regenerative Medicine Blog

"The Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 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."

Ajit P. Yoganathan, Director