Dr. Fangjun Shu

Ph.D., Purdue, 2005

Ph.D., Purdue, 2005

Research Interests:

Experimental fluid dynamics, bio-inspired flow, biofluidics, microfluidics, turbulent flow, optical metrology and development of flow diagnostic methods.

Past and Present Projects

  • National Science Foundation: Unsteady flow phenomena in models of curved arteries with stents. Present project, lead investigator. My responsibility including: flow system design and fabrication, design and conduct of experiments, results analysis and writing of annual report.
  • National Institute of Health: Develop of a turbodynamic pediatric ventricular assist device. 2006~2009, $5M, key investigator. My responsibility include: design of the flow visualization prototype, design and conduct of flow experiments, results analysis and writing of annual and final report.
  • National Institude of Health: Develop of a ventricular assist device for toddlers. 2006~2009, ~$500k, lead investigator. My responsibility include: prototype design and fabrication, in vitro test, flow visualization, coordinate in animal implant and preparation of final report and participated in the phase II proposal writing.
  • WorldHeart corporation: Investigation of pulsatile flow within the Levacor ventricular assist device. 2007~2008, ~$30k, principle investigator. I was in charge of proposal writing, experimental system design and assembly, conduct of experiments, results analysis, and writing of final report.

Recent Publications

  • Journal Publications
    1. F. Shu, S. Vandenberghe and J. F. Antaki, “Experimental classification of unsteady flow in a turbodynamic blood pump”, submitted to Experiments in Fluids
    2. F. Shu, S. Vandenberghe and J. F. Antaki, “The Importance Of dQ/dt On The Flow Field In A Turbodynamic Pump With Pulsatile Flow”, Artificial Organs, vol. 33, No. 9, pp 757-762, September 2009
    3. R.K. Gottlieb, F. Shu, Z. Wu, M.V. Kameneva, J.F. Antaki, Z.J. Wu and G.W. Burgreen “Liquid Crystal Shear Stress Sensor for Blood and Other Opaque Viscous Fluids”, Journal of flow visualization and image processing, vol. 16, issue 1, pp 51-71, 2009
    4. F. Shu, R. Parks, J. Maholtz, S. Ash, and J. F. Antaki, “Multi-modal Flow Visualization and Optimization of Pneumatic Blood Pump for Sorbent Hemodialysis System”, Artificial Organs, vol 33, No. 4, pp 334-345, April 2009
    5. R. Zhao , J.N. Marhefka, F. Shu, M.V. Kameneva and J.F. Antaki, “Micro-flow Visualization of Red Blood Cell Enhanced Platelet Concentration at Sudden Expansion,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 36 No. 7, pp.1130-1141, July 2008
    6. J. F. Antaki, C. Diao, F. Shu, J. Wu, R. Zhao and M. V. Kameneva, “Micro-hemodynamics within Blade Tip Clearance of a Centrifugal Turbodynamic Blood Pump,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine, vol. 222, No. H4, pp.573-581, May 2008
  • Conference/Invited Presentations and Papers:
    1. F. Shu, S. Vandenberghe, and J. F. Antaki, “Flow Visualization of PediaflowTM Pediatric VAD Under Synchronous Pulsatile Conditions” Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, October 8-10, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA
    2. C. Prince, F. Shu, S. D. Peterson, and M. W. Plesniak, “Evolution of Unusual Secondary Flow Vortices in a Circular Bend under Physiological Flow Conditions” Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, October 8-10, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA
    3. T. M. Maul, P. D. Wearden, E. Kocylidirim, A. R. Daly, C. A. Johnson, Jr., J. R. Woolley, S. Olia, S. Snyder, J. Verkaik, D. Paden, F. Shu, J. F. Antaki, M. V. Kemeneva, W. R. Wagner, and H. S. Borovetz, “In Vivo Evaluation of the PediaFlow Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device” Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, October 8-10, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA
    4. T.M. Maul, P.D. Wearden, E. Kocyildirim, A.R. Daly, C.A. Johnson, J.R. Woolley, B.E. Paden, D.B. Paden, S. Snyder, J. Verkaik, J.F. Antaki, F. Shu, G.B. Bearnson, J. Kirk, P. Khanwilkar, M.V. Kameneva, W.R. Wagner, H.S. Borovetz, and Pediaflow Consortium. Development of the PediaFlow, a Fully Implantable Magnetically Levitated Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD). in 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society, Oct. 6-7, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.
    5. P.D. Wearden, T.M. Maul, E. Kocyildirim, A. Daly, C.A. Johnson, J. Woolley, B. Paden, D. Paden, S. Snyder, J. Verkaik, J.F. Antaki, F. Shu, G. Bearnson, J. Kirk, P. Khanwilkar, M. Kameneva, W.R. Wagner, H.S. Borovetz, and the PediaFlow Consortium, In Vivo Evaluation of the PediaFlow Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device, 5th International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Perfusion. May 27-30, 2009, Dallas, TX