COVID-19 Research Project on Respiratory Distress Therapy Modeling
Computational Models for Targeting Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): The severe forms of COVID-19 infections resulting in death proceeds by the propagation of the acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS. In ARDS, the lungs fill up with fluid preventing oxygenation and effective delivery of therapeutics through the inhalation route. A group of researchers (including Dr. Farokhirad) in the Lab of Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan, Professor and Chair of Bioengineering and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UPenn, are developing a computational model that can design drug-filled nanoparticles and target them to the inflamed lung regions. This project is done in collaboration with Clinical Scientist Dr. Jacob Brenner, who is an attending ER Physician in Penn Medicine. For more information please visit COVID-19 Research Projects.
APS Physics Denver, Co
Dr. Farokhirad attends the American Physical Society-Physics Conference and presents on 3D Printing of Polymers and Soft Materials Session.
Dr. Farokhirad gave a seminar talk in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the City College of New York.
NSF Review Panel
Dr. Farokhirad traveled to Washington D.C. to serve on an NSF review panel.
81st New England Complex Fluids Workshop - Harvard University
Dr. Farokhirad presented at 81st New England Complex Fluids Meeting in Cambridge, MA.
Machine Learning/ Multiscale Modeling
Integrating Machine Learning with Multiscale Modeling for Biomedical, Biological, and Behavioral Systems (2019 ML-MSM) October 24-25, 2019, Bethesda, Maryland (NIH Campus) https://www.imagwiki.nibib.nih.gov/msm-consortium/agenda
Our paper is accepted to the Soft Matter Journal
Our work on investigating the Thermodynamic analysis of multivalent binding of functionalized flexible nanoparticles to the membrane surface has been accepted for publication in Soft Matter Journal.
Book Chapter publication by Elsevier
Our work on “Nanoparticle Transport Phenomena in Confined Flow” has been published in Advances in Heat Transfer by Elsevier.
Dr. Farokhirad gave an invited talk for the Centennial Anniversary of the Department and the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York.
Rad Lab is born
Rad Lab is born in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT.