You are here

BME announces promotion of two faculty members

Two BME faculty members were recently approved by the Board of Trusteses for promotion from Associate Professor to Professor. 

Lakshmi Dasi, PhD, completed his B.Tech in 1998 from the Indian Institute of Technology. Dasi went on to complete his M.S in 2000 and his PhD in 2004 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an established researcher in the field of prosthetic heart valves, cardiovascular biomechanics, biomaterials, and devices. To date, Dr. Dasi’s work has resulted in over 80 peer-reviewed journal publications and over 175 conference proceedings in the areas of mechanics and cardiovascular research. His research spans the areas of cardiovascular engineering, biofluid mechanics, and turbulent flows. Dr. Dasi has 8 patents and is actively involved in commercialization of his recent technologies dealing with trans-catheter heart valves as well as predictive computational models for trans-catheter aortic valve therapy. Dr. Dasi has been with Ohio State's department of Biomedical Engineering since 2015.

Yi Zhao, PhD, completed his B.S. in 2000 and M.S. in 2002 at Tsinghua University. He then went on to complete his PhD at Boston University in 2006. His research areas lie in the design and development of biomedical devices and instrumentations at multiple length scales. His work has received support from National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Glaucoma Research Foundation, and National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. In 2011 he received the Lumley research award from the Ohio State University College of Engineering (CoE) and in 2019 he received the Innovators Award from the CoE. Dr. Zhao has been with Ohio State's department of Biomedical Engineering since 2006.

Congratulations Drs. Dasi and Zhao!