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Oklahoma State University

Santhanakrishnan, Arvind

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
218 Engineering North
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-5016 USA
Phone: (405) 744-5900
Fax: (405) 744-7873


Areas of Interest

  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Bio-inspired design
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Flow control
  • Vortex dynamics
  • Experimental fluid dynamics & non-invasive imaging
  • Medical device design, development and testing

Academic Background

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Bharathidasan University, India

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2013-present
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, 2010-2013
  • Visiting Faculty, Department of Mathematics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009-2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-2010

Select Publications

Santhanakrishnan A, Maher KO, Tang E,, Khiabani RH, Johnson J and Yoganathan AP (2013). Hemodynamic effects of implanting a unidirectional valve in the inferior vena cava of the Fontan circulation pathway: an in vitro investigation. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol., to appear.

Santhanakrishnan A, Nestle T, Moore BL, Yoganathan AP and Paden ML (2013). Development of an accurate fluid management system for a pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy device. ASAIO Journal, 59(3): 294-301. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e31828ea5e2.

Santhanakrishnan A, Dollinger M, Hamlet CL, Colin SP and Miller LA (2012). Flow structure and transport characteristics of the feeding and exchange currents generated by upside-down Cassiopea jellyfish. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 2369-2381.

Santhanakrishnan A, Nguyen N, Cox JG and Miller LA (2009). Flow within models of the vertebrate embryonic heart. J. Theor. Biol. 259: 449-461.

Santhanakrishnan A, Reasor DA and LeBeau RP (2009). Characterization of linear plasma synthetic jet actuators in an initially quiescent medium. Phys. Fluids 21, 043602.