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

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Lungs and Respiratory System
 

Collaborators

Areas of expertise

  • Finite element/CFD
  • Biomechanics
  • Lung modelling

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Burrowes, K. S., De Backer, J., & Kumar, H. (2017). Image-based computational fluid dynamics in the lung: virtual reality or new clinical practice?. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Systems biology and medicine10.1002/wsbm.1392
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kelly Burrowes
  • Clark, A. R., Kumar, H., & Burrowes, K. (2017). Capturing complexity in pulmonary system modelling. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine, 231 (5), 355-368. 10.1177/0954411916683221
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alys Clark, Kelly Burrowes
  • Yarragudi, S. B., Richter, R., Lee, H., Walker, G. F., Clarkson, A. N., Kumar, H., & Rizwan, S. B. (2017). Formulation of olfactory-targeted microparticles with tamarind seed polysaccharide to improve nose-to-brain transport of drugs. Carbohydrate Polymers, 163, 216-226. 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.01.044
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33849
  • Subramaniam, K., Kumar, H., & Tawhai, M. H. (2017). Evidence for age-dependent air-space enlargement contributing to loss of lung tissue elastic recoil pressure and increased shear modulus in older age. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)10.1152/japplphysiol.00208.2016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai
  • Jain, R., Kumar, H., Tawhai, M., & Douglas, R. (2017). The impact of endoscopic sinus surgery on paranasal physiology in simulated sinus cavities. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, 7 (3), 248-255. 10.1002/alr.21879
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33850
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas, Merryn Tawhai
  • Osanlouy, M., Zhang, Y., Kumar, H., Clark, A., Malcolm, D., Hoffman, E. A., & Tawhai, M. (2017). Age-Associated Changes In Thoracic Structure And The Impact On Lung Function: A Quantitative Study. Paper presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society (ATS), Washington, AFGHANISTAN. 19 May - 24 May 2017. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alys Clark, Merryn Tawhai
  • Kumar, H., & Mauroy, B. (1/1/2017). Non-Newtonian Dynamics Of Mucus Transport In Simple Conduits. Poster presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society (ATS), Washington, DC. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE.
  • Kumar, H., Jain, R., Douglas, R. G., & Tawhai, M. H. (2016). Airflow in the Human Nasal Passage and Sinuses of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Subjects. PloS one, 11 (6)10.1371/journal.pone.0156379
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29767
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas, Merryn Tawhai

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Primary location

UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 7, Room 717
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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