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Research Interests

Dr. Motamed's research interests are in the areas of translational and basic cardiovascular mechanics. Using multidisciplinary research she tries to advance knowledge in biomechanics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, medical imaging and mathematical modeling. A major part of her work has been dedicated to the development and validation of advanced multi-scale computational-mechanics and imaging-based algorithms for patient-specific modeling of cardiovascular system with the following objectives:

  • To develop long-needed quantitative diagnostic, predictive and intervention-optimization tools for cardiovascular diseases to support personalized interventions and clinical decision making

  • To design, evaluate and optimize cardiovascular devices such as transcatheter heart valves and vascular stents

  • To uncover causes of cardiovascular pathologies through solving complex biomedical problems

  • To re-classify diseases and to establish guidelines for clinical interventions

  • To lead multidisciplinary collaborative efforts to translate engineering-based findings and developments into clinical practice

  • To develop monitoring tools for cardiovascular health to be integrated in future smart houses and smart vehicles


Due to the interdisciplinary nature of her research, Dr. Motamed extensively collaborates with engineers, clinical scientists, surgeons and cardiologists in Canada, USA and Europe.


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