Dr Haribalan Kumar

BE ME PhD

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Research Fellow

Biography

Hari obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the Regional Engineering College (now the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli), Trichy, India. He then attained his Masters at Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) in Flint, Michigan.

Hari started working on lung Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, lung biomechanics modelling during his PhD at the University of Iowa. His doctoral research focused on the study of airflow and particle transport in models of lung acini using idealised and CT-based 3D models. During this work he investigated fundamental particle (aerosol-like) dispersion mechanisms, and developed finite element 2D and 3D finite deformation codes.

Hari joined the ABI in October 2011 as a Research Fellow in the Lungs and Respiratory System research group led by  Professor Merryn Tawhai.

 

Research | Current

Hari's research at the ABI focuses on developing lung mechanics models with applications to nasal high flow, and his general research interests are in:

  • Finite element/CFD
  • Biomechanics
  • Lung modelling

Research link

Lungs and Respiratory System
 

Collaborators

Areas of expertise

  • Finite element/CFD
  • Biomechanics
  • Lung modelling

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Yarragudi, S. B., Kumar, H., Jain, R., Tawhai, M., & Rizwan, S. (2020). Olfactory Targeting of Microparticles Through Inhalation and Bi-directional Airflow: Effect of Particle Size and Nasal Anatomy. Journal of aerosol medicine and pulmonary drug delivery, 33 (5), 258-270. 10.1089/jamp.2019.1549
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai
  • Osanlouy, M., Clark, A. R., Kumar, H., King, C., Wilsher, M. L., Milne, D. G., ... Tawhai, M. H. (2020). Lung and fissure shape is associated with age in healthy never-smoking adults aged 20–90 years. Scientific Reports, 10 (1) Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mahyar Osanlouy, Alys Clark, Merryn Tawhai
  • John, J., Clark, A. R., Kumar, H., Bartholmai, B. J., Levin, D. L., King, C., ... Tawhai, M. H. (2020). Imaging-Based Tissue Heterogeneity to Predict Disease Extent in IPF. Paper presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, ELECTR NETWORK. 1 January 2020. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai
  • Kumar, H., Puliyakote, A. S. K., Tedjasaputra, V., Clark, A. R., Hopkins, S. R., & Tawhai, M. H. (2020). Model-Based Estimation of Tissue Density Associated with a Change in Lung Posture Using MRI. Paper presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, ELECTR NETWORK. 1 January 2020. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai, Alys Clark
  • Puliyakote, A. S. K., Botros, L., Kumar, H., Tawhai, M. H., Bogaard, H. J., & Hopkins, S. R. (2020). Estimated Gravitational Stress Is Significantly Increased in Lungs of Patients with ARDS. Paper presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, ELECTR NETWORK. 1 January 2020. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai
  • Dong, Y., Kumar, H., Tawhai, M. H., Veiga, C., Szmul, A., Landau, D., ... Burrowes, K. S. (2020). In-Silico Regional Ventilation Predicts Pulmonary Function After Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer Patients. Paper presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, ELECTR NETWORK. 1 January 2020. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai, Kelly Burrowes
  • Mauroy, B., & Kumar, H. (2019). Modelling surface tension effects on mucus transport. Paper presented at European-Respiratory-Society (ERS) International Congress, Madrid, SPAIN. 28 September - 2 October 2019. EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL. (pp. 2). 10.1183/13993003.congress-2019.PA1140
  • Kumar, H., DeSouza, S. V., & Petrov, M. S. (2019). Automated pancreas segmentation from computed tomography and magnetic resonance images: A systematic review. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine, 178, 319-328. 10.1016/j.cmpb.2019.07.002
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Max Petrov

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Primary office location

AUCKLAND BIOENGINEERING HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 7, Room 747
70 SYMONDS ST
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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