September 23, 1998
Case Western Reserve University
Jaikrishnan Kadambi, CWRU professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, became interested in the way blood flows through the circulatory system when former student Chip Davies was doing work on the artificial heart. Davies piqued his professor's interest in how laser diagnostic techniques Kadambi developed to study coal slurries might be applied to blood flow in an artificial heart.
Little did one Case Western Reserve University engineering professor know when he had open heart surgery and an aortic valve replacement in 1994 that it would have a major impact on his research. Nor did he realize that his graduate student would put him on a track that could one day help others suffering from heart disease.
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