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Introduction of Qianhong Wu

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Dr. Qianhong Wu is a tenured Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University. He is the founding director of Villanova Cellular Biomechanics and Sports Science Laboratory (CBMSS), and the director of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Programs. Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering in 2005, from The City College of The City University of New York & New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE), working with CUNY distinguished Professor, Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum. He received his B.S. in Power Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST),and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Electrical Engineering, The Chinese Academy of Sciences. In August 2005, Dr. Wu started his faculty career as an Assistant Professor at Villanova University. He was promoted to an Associate Professor with tenure in May 2011. Dr. Wu applies fundamental principles of fluid dynamics to the bio and bio-inspired applications.

Recent studies (Feng and Weinbaum, JFM, 2000; Weinbaum et al., PNAS, 2003; Wu et al.,PRL, 2004) attributed this frictionless motion to the dramatically enhanced hydrodynamic lifting force generated inside the endothelial glycocalyx layer(EGL), a soft porous layer that covers the inner surfaces of our capillaries, as a red blood cell glides over it. In this talk, I will report a systematic, experimental and theoretical approach to examine the lift generation inside a compressible porous media. His research interests include porous medial flow, fluid dynamic and transport aspects of biological systems, cardiovascular engineering, brain biomechanics, cellular mechanisms for mechanotransduction, bone fluid flow, hemodynamics, sports biomechanics, and soft/super lubrication. He has published extensively on these topics and widely reported in Physical Review Letters®, Science®, Nature®, Scientific American®, PhysicsWeb®, DiscoverChannel ® and hundreds of public media around the world.

Qianhong Wu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Cellular Biomechanics and Sports Science Laboratory

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Villanova University, USA

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