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 DELIVERY10.1089/jamp.2019.1549
  • 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
  • Kumar, H., & Jain, R. (2019). Review: The role of computational simulation in understanding the postoperative sinonasal environment. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 68, 212-220. 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.01.011
  • Ebrahimi, B. S., Tawhai, M. H., Kumar, H., & Clark, A. R. (2019). Wave reflection in an anatomical model of the pulmonary circulation in local and global hypertensive disease.. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 10.1109/embc.2019.8857948
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alys Clark, Merryn Tawhai
  • Minaeizaeim, H., Kumar, H., Tawhai, M., King, C., Hoffman, E., Wilsher, M., ... Clark, A. (2019). Do pulmonary cavity shapes influence lung function?. Journal of biomechanical engineering10.1115/1.4044092
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alys Clark, Merryn Tawhai
  • Kumar, H., & Jain, R. (2019). Review: The role of computational simulation in understanding the postoperative sinonasal environment. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 66, 2-10. 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.02.001
  • Zhang, Y., Osanlouy, M., Clark, A. R., Kumar, H., King, C., Wilsher, M. L., ... Tawhai, M. H. (2019). Pulmonary lobar segmentation from computed tomography scans based on a statistical finite element analysis of lobe shape. Paper presented at Conference on Medical Imaging: Image Processing, San Diego, CA. 19 February - 21 February 2019. MEDICAL IMAGING 2019: IMAGE PROCESSING. (pp. 10). 10.1117/12.2512642
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alys Clark, Merryn Tawhai

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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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