George Chatzimavroudis
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 Title: Assoc Dean & Assoc Prof
 Dept: College of Engineering, Dean's Office
 Office: SH 104
 Phone: 216-687-6899
 Email: G.CHATZIMAVROUDIS@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. SH 104, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Biofluid mechanics, Cardiovascular imaging, Magnetic resonance imaging, Heart valve disease, Congenital heart disease, Experimental and computational fluid dynamics
 
Education:
Diploma, Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1992
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of technology, Atlanta, GA, 1997
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1999
 
Brief Bio:
Professor Chatzimavroudis has been the Interim Associate Dean of Operations in the Fenn College of Engineering since 2009. He received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1992 and his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1997. During his doctoral studies, he developed non-invasive imaging techniques to diagnose heart valve disease. From 1997 until 1999, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Emory University School of Medicine (Radiology), where he expanded his research in a variety of cardiovascular imaging projects in clinical areas such as congenital heart disease and coronary artery disease. In 1999, he joined the department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland State University and the Staff of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic.

From 2006 until 2009, he was the Director of Applied Biomedical Engineering, a joint doctoral program between Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic. The program has approximately 30 doctoral students who do their research studies in state-of-the art laboratory and clinical facilities at the Cleveland Clinic and at Cleveland State University.

He also is the Director of the Biofluid Mechanics and Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory. His research group's activities and interests are in the areas of cardiovascular imaging, developing and evaluating new and improved non-invasive imaging techniques to diagnose disease, and biofluid mechanics, designing and performing experimental, computational, and clinical studies to understand the relationship between blood flow and cardiovascular disease.

He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in biomedical engineering and chemical engineering and has given numerous invited lectures nationally and internationally. He has also conducted several short courses for scientists and researchers of NASA-Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, under support by the Ohio Aerospace Institute.

Professor Chatzimavroudis has more than 85 peer-reviewed publications, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and he serves as a reviewer in many scientific journals and in federal proposal panels.
 
Honors and Awards:
- Cleveland State University Award for Undergraduate Student Research (2008)
- Receiving Tenure and Promotion at Cleveland State University (2005)
- Faculty Merit Award, Cleveland State University (2004)
- Research Grants from Cleveland State University (2000-2002 and 2004-2006)
- NASA Glenn Research Center Summer Visiting Faculty (2004)
- Research Grant from Medrad, Inc. (2003-2004)
- Ohio Aerospace Institute Invited Lecturer (2003-2004)
- Research Grants from Siemens Medical Solutions (2000-2002)
- Invited MRI lecture at the Cardiovascular MRI Symposium, Thessaloniki, Greece (2003)
- Adjunct Staff, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Cleveland Clinic (1999-Present)
- Adjunct Staff, Imaging Institute, The Cleveland Clinic (1999-Present)
- Invited MRI lecture at the 11th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology (1998)
- 1995, 1997 and 1998 ISMRM Educational Travel Award
- Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute Fellowship (1992)
- State award for excellent academic performance (1992)
 
Research Interests:
Professor Chatzimavrousis' research activities and interests are in Cardiovascular Imaging and Biofluid Mechanics. He is particularly interested in the following research fields:
- Non-invasive cardiovascular imaging
- Treatment of acquired and congenital heart disease
- Image-based computational model reconstruction
- Diagnosis of heart valve disease
- Cardiovascular fluid mechanics

His work has the following components:

1. Experimental (in the laboratory and in the clinical field):
This part involves the design and construction of experimental models of various parts of the cardiovascular system, which mimic the anatomy and function of the heart and blood vessels under normal and abnormal conditions. Experiments are subsequently performed under physiologic conditions. Their role is two-fold: (a) to collect and analyze functional data in order to better understand the differences between normal and abnormal cardiovascular function; and (b) to develop and evaluate the feasibility of new imaging techniques/protocols with clinical potential in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease

2. Computational (in the laboratory):
Subject-specific computational studies can provide important diagnostic and treatment information, unique for each patient. Research involves the design and construction of computational models of the cardiovascular system, which simulate anatomy and function under normal and abnormal conditions. Emphasis is placed on constructing computational models directly from acquired images of the experimental models and human subjects.

3. Clinical:
In this part, evaluation and optimization of the developed imaging protocols in human subjects are performed. This stage is the most significant research component, since - by using the experimental and computational findings as a guide - it determines whether an original idea is actually clinically applicable.
 
Teaching Areas:
- Undergraduate and Graduate Transport Phenomena
- Undergraduate Fluid Mechanics
- Undergraduate C Programming
- Graduate Medical Imaging
- Graduate Biomedical Signal Processing
- Graduate Biomechanical Engineering
- Graduate Biofluid Mechanics
- Graduate Biostatistics
 
Professional Affiliations:
- Member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
- Member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
 
University Service:
2009-Present: Interim Associate Dean of Operations
Fenn College of Engineering, Cleveland State University

2006-2009: Director
Applied Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic

2006-2009: Chair of the Steering Committee
Applied Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic

2008: Acting Graduate Program Director
Chemical Engineering, Cleveland State University

2008: Provost's Task Force on Excellence and Engagement
Cleveland State University

1999-Present: Member of the Steering Committee
Applied Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic

1999-2005: Faculty Secretary
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University

2001-2002: Faculty Secretary
Fenn College of Engineering, Cleveland State University