Novel Methods for Translational Bioengineering
Dr. Shandas has a long history of developing novel methods for translational bioengineering. In medical ultrasonics, he pioneered the Echo PIV technique, an opaque flow velocimetry technique for measuring details of cardiovascular blood flow through high frame rate ultrasound imaging coupled with contrast backscatter. In cardiovascular biomechanics, he studies the effect of vascular mechanical changes on pulmonary hypertension in children. He also has an emerging research program around next-generation medical polymers including shape memory polymers for medical devices. Dr. Shandas has started-up 4 companies and is actively involved in mentoring graduate students, medical fellows, and junior faculty.