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Ender Finol, Ph.D.

Ender finol

RESEARCH

Dr. Ender Finol is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests are in vascular biomechanics, design and optimization of intravascular medical devices, and non-destructive soft tissue mechanics (for more information please see http://www.vascularbiomechanics.org/). He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in biomechanics.

Selected Publications

Ruiz de Galarreta, S., Antón, R., Cazón, A., and Finol, E.A., 2017, “A methodology for verifying abdominal aortic aneurysm wall stress,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 139, No. 1, 011006 {9 pages}. PDF

Ruiz de Galarreta, Antón, R., S., Cazón, A., Larraona, G.S., and Finol, E.A., 2016, “Anisotropic abdominal aortic aneurysm replicas with biaxial material characterization,” Medical Engineering & Physics, Vol. 38, No. 12, pp. 1505-1512. PDF

Chandra, S.C., Vimalatharmaiyah, R., Riveros, F., Rodriguez, J.F., and Finol, E.A., 2016, “A methodology for the derivation of unloaded abdominal aortic aneurysm geometry with experimental validation,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 10, 101005 {11 pages}. PDF

Aramburu, J., Antón, R., Borro, D., Rivas, A., Sánchez-Larraona, G., Ramos, J.C., and Finol, E.A., 2016, “A methodology for assessing local bifurcated blood vessel shape variations,” Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, Vol. 2, 015001 {10 pages}.PDF

Raut, S.S., Liu, P., and Finol, E.A., 2015, “An approach for patient-specific multi-domain vascular mesh generation featuring spatially varying wall thickness modeling,” Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 48, No. 10, pp. 1972-1981. PDF

Kheyfets, V.O., Rios, L., Smith, T., Schroeder, T., Mueller, J., Murali, S., Lasorda, D., Zikos, A., Spotti, J., Reilly Jr., J.J., and Finol, E.A., 2015, “Patient-specific computational modeling of blood flow in the pulmonary arterial circulation,” Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol. 120, No. 2, pp. 88-101. PDF

Kheyfets, V.O., Thirugnanasambandam, M., Rios, L., Evans, D., Smith, T., Schroeder, T., Mueller, J., Murali, S., Lasorda, D., Spotti, J., and Finol, E.A., 2015, “The role of wall shear stress in the assessment of right ventricle hydraulic workload,” Pulmonary Circulation, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 90-100 {cover illustration}. PDF

Satriano A., Rivolo, S., Finol, E.A., Di Martino, E.S., 2015, “In-vivo strain assessment of the abdominal aortic aneurysm,”Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 354–360 {cover illustration}. PDF

Anton, R., Chen, C.-Y., Hung, M.-Y., Finol, E.A., and Pekkan, K., 2015, “Experimental and computational investigation of patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysm pressure field with and without intraluminal thrombus,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 9, pp. 981-992. PDF

Sohrabi, S., Zheng, J., Finol, E.A., and Liu, Y., 2014, “Numerical simulation of particle transport and deposition in the pulmonary vasculature,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 12, 121010 {11 pages}. PDF

Kheyfets, V.O., Thornton, R., Kowal, M., and Finol, E.A., 2014, “A Protocol for measuring pull-off stress of wound-treatment polymers,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 7, 074501 {5 pages}. PDF

Malve, M., Chandra, S., Garcia, A., Mena, A., Martinez, M.A., Finol, E.A., and Doblare, M., 2014, “Impedance-based outflow boundary conditions for human carotid haemodynamics,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 11, pp. 1248-1260. PDF

Chen, C.-Y., Anton, R., Hung, M.-Y., Menon, P.G., Patrick, M.J., Finol, E.A., and Pekkan, K., 2014, “Effect of intraluminal thrombus on patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysm hemodynamics via stereoscopic PIV and CFD modeling,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 3, 031001 {9 pages}. PDF

Cornejo, S.L., Guzman, A.M., Valencia, A.A., Rodriguez, J.F., and Finol, E.A., 2014, “Flow-induced wall mechanics of patient-specific aneurysmal cerebral arteries: nonlinear isotropic vs. anisotropic wall stress,” Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Vol. 228, No. 1, pp. 37-48. PDF

Ruiz de Galarreta, S., Cazón, A., Antón, R., and Finol, E.A., 2014, “Abdominal aortic aneurysm: from clinical imaging to realistic replicas,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 1, 014502 {5 pages}. PDF

Evani, S.J., Prabhu, R.G., Vimalatharmaiyah, R., Finol, E.A., and Ramasubramanian, A.K., 2013, “Monocytes mediate metastatic breast tumor cell adhesion to endothelium under flow,” The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 3017-3029. PDF

Zhang, H., Kheyfets, V.O., and Finol, E.A., 2013, “Robust abdominal aortic aneurysm lumen centerline detection for rupture status classification,” Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol. 35, No. 9, pp. 1358-1367. PDF

Raut, S., Jana, A., De Oliveira, V., Muluk, S.C., and Finol, E.A., 2013, “The importance of patient-specific regionally varying wall thickness in abdominal aortic aneurysm biomechanics,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 135, No. 8, 081010 {10 pages}. PDF

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical and Health Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1997

B.S. in Engineering, University of Carabobo, 1994

Contact

Email: finole@vascularbiomechanics.org

or ender.finol@utsa.edu