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Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Joseph Ip Distinguished Engineering Fellow

Director of Cardiovascular Research Group

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Computing and Software

School of Biomedical Engineering

School of Computational Science and Engineering

Thrombosis & Atherosclerosis Research Institute

Institute for Research on Aging 

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

Research Affiliate Faculty 

Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center 

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA​

Editorial Board

Scientific Reports, a Nature Group journal

Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Frontiers in Medical Technology

Emailmotamedz@mcmaster.ca

Office: ABB-C 307 (Mail to JHE-310)

Phone: +1 905.525.9140 x 26997

Address:1280 Main Street West, John Hodgins Engineering Building, Room JHE-310, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7

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Lab News

 

Look into your heart: Engineering researchers’ cardiac imaging breakthrough. Full story of this development by Motamed lab:

https://brighterworld.mcmaster.ca/articles/zahra-motamed-lab-engineering-researchers-cardiac-imaging-breakthrough/

Dr. Motamed is a Keynote Speaker at a joint conference of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and of the CFD Society of Canada in May 2023, entitled “The essential role of fluid dynamics modeling in future diagnosis and prediction of cardiovascular disease

 

Review the Editorial that Dr. Motamed developed on the critical role of ventricle pressure-volume loop analysis, a powerful tool to assess cardiac mechanics that could reveal pathophysiological mechanisms of heart failure, including heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and myocardial and valvular diseases.

Title: Ventricular pressure-volume loop and other heart function metrics can elucidate etiology of failure of TAVI and interventions

Prof. Motamed will join TCT 2023 as a Faculty.

Dr. Motamed as the Guest Editor of “Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Study of Cardiovascular Disease” of the Journal of Scientific Reports -Nature invites you to submit your research.

Dr. Motamed as the Lead Guest Editor of  “Novel computational fluid dynamics methods for diagnosis, monitoring, prediction, and personalized treatment for cardiovascular disease and cancer metastasis” of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology invites you to submit your research.

Dr. Motamed will join the SB3C 2023 conference and will chair Cardiovascular Devices and Design session.

Dr. Motamed will give an invited talk at CONVERGENCE BETWEEN HIGH TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICAL CARE. AIMING TO PRECISION CARDIOLOGY entitled “The critical role of diagnostic, monitoring, and predictive tools in patients with valvular disease and TAVR” on November 23, 2022, at 5:15 pm (CET).​​​ Please register if you are interested.

https://idival.org/es/NOTICIAS/ID/3043/Convergence-between-High-Technology-and-Medical-Care-Aiming-to-Precision-Cardiology

Prof. Motamed will chair a session on Novel methods to advance diagnostic and treatment value of medical imaging for valvular disease and their interventionat CMBBE 2023 Symposium. Submit your abstract if you are interested.

Dr. Motamed was invited by IEEE to give a talk on The Critical Role of Computational Modeling in Future Diagnostic, Monitoring, and Predictive Tools for Cardiovascular Diseases on November 29, 2022.​​​ Please register if you are interested.

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/330836

The Editorial, developed by Prof. Zahra K. Motamed (McMaster), Prof. Danny Bluestein (Stony Brook University), Prof. Juan Carlos del Alamo (University of Washington), Prof. Jolanda Wentzel (Erasmus University Rotterdam), and Prof. Elazer Edelman (MIT) for a special Biomechanics issue on “Novel Methods to Advance Diagnostic and Treatment Value of Medical Imaging for Cardiovascular Disease” of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, is now online.  

Dr. Motamed will present “An ultrasound-based diagnostic, monitoring, and predictive framework for patients with valvular disease and TAVR” at the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (Distinguished Lecturer Series), Michigan, USA on Friday (October 7, 2022) at 3 pm.

https://blogs.mtu.edu/icc/2022/08/icc-distinguished-lecture-zahra-motamed-mcmaster-university/

Congratulations to Dr. Yue Wang, third Ph.D. from Motamed Lab, for her fully successful Ph.D. defense.

Congratulations to Dr. Seyedvahid Khodaei, second Ph.D. from Motamed Lab, for his fully successful Ph.D. defense with several publications in top-tier interdisciplinary journals.

Congratulations to Massoud Ebrahimi, for his fully successful MASc defense.

We welcome Sina Kazemi and Amirabbas Arani, new Ph.D. students, to the Cardiovascular Research Group.

 

Dr. Motamed will present this week in the SB3C 2022 conference and will co-chair the session on Emerging Methods in Biofluid Mechanics.

Dr. Motamed joined the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports – Nature.

Benjamin Tomka was awarded prestigious NSERC USRA. Congratulations!

Non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic framework present a breakthrough in cardiological treatment. Full story of this development by Motamed lab:

https://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/news/non-invasive-monitoring-and-diagnostic-framework-present-a-breakthrough-in-cardiological-treatment/

 

 

Dr. Motamed awarded (2021) John R. Evans Leaders Fund and Ontario Research Fund on “Development of diagnostic and predictive tools for cardiovascular disease”.

Full interview with Dr. Motamed (Cardiovascular Pioneer) on non-invasive tools and realistic regulatory testing machines.

Congratulations to Dr. Reza Sadeghi, first Ph.D. from Motamed Lab, for his fully successful Ph.D. defense with high-impact journal publications.
 

Dr. Motamed interview with StarFish Medical and Vivitro Labs Inc.

Motamed lab will present this week in the virtual Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport (SB3C) Conference. Dr. Motamed will co-chair the Patient-specific Flow and Physiology I in SB3C.

 

Louis Garber and Mason Kadem were awarded prestigious Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations!

Krishna Gandhi was awarded prestigious NSERC USRA. Congratulations!

We welcome Julia Bauer, Krishna Gandhi, Mohamed Ali Daeian, Giulia Di Nardo, Mohammad Riaz and Lara Barbarawi to Cardiovascular Research Group.

Dr. Motamed was awarded the honorific Joseph Ip Distinguished Engineering Fellow at McMaster (2021-2024).

Dr. Motamed as the Lead Guest Editor of  “Novel Methods to Advance Diagnostic and Treatment Value of Medical Imaging for Cardiovascular Disease” of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology invites you to submit your research.

 

Dr. Motamed serves as the Chair of the NSERC Research Tool and Instruments (RTI) Selection Committee for Mechanical Engineering for the Competition 2021.

We welcome Louis Garber, Mohamed Khaled Abdelkhalek and Mason Kadem as the first BME graduate students in the lab.

We welcome Massoud Ebrahimi Dehshali to the Cardiovascular Research Group.

Reza Sadeghi, Seyedvahid Khodaei and Nikrouz Bahadormanesh: Congratulations on passing Ph.D. candidacy exam!

Dr. Motamed and her team receive NSERC funds to help physicians predict outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease. "Full story: https://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/news/mcmaster-engineers-help-physicians-predict-outcomes-patients-cardiovascular-disease/"

Dr. Motamed awarded an NSERC fund (December 2019) for "Developing a patient specific predictive tool and a regulatory testing machine for heart valve replacement"

 

Motamed Lab in "Full story: CSME"

 

Prof. Motamed interview with Industry Liaison Office at McMaster (Nov 2018) More details: Innovation Showcase researcher spotlight

 

Prof. Motamed awarded a research funding (Oct 2018) Full story: Big Ideas"

 

Dr. Motamed presents at APS 2018, Division of Fluid Dynamics "Towards personalized cardiology for coarctation: computational-mechanics and imaged-based diagnostic frameworks"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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