Dr. Alexander I. Veress - Research Assistant Professor - MRL Lab
(working off campus)
Dr. Veress received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1985. He worked as an acoustical engineer from 1985-1992 at the acoustical engineering firm of Towne, Richards and Chaudiere, Inc in Seattle, WA. He received his Master of Science 1995 and his Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2000. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow from 2000-2002 in the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah and is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah.
His primary responsibilities include the development of passive and active contraction left ventricle material models for use with finite element analyses. These are used in the creation of normal and ischemic left ventricle, finite element models. He studies diastolic function of normal and spontaneously hypertensive rats using the deformable image registration technique known as Hyperelastic Warping and performed the validation studies for the technique's use with MRI and Ultrasound. He has been involved in the measurement coronary artery plaque deformation under physiological loading as depicted in Intravascular Ultrasound imaging through the use of Warping in order to determine the biomechanics of coronary plaque rupture.