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March 8, 2006

UI Biomedical Engineer To Speak In Davenport March 16

Krishnan B. Chandran, professor and departmental executive officer in the University of Iowa College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering, will speak from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, on "Biomedical Engineering Innovation at the University of Iowa" at The NewVentures Center Conference Room, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa.

The Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD) is sponsoring the meeting.

The talk is free and open to the public. Individuals may pre-register by contacting Beth Taylor, project manager, NewVentures AgTech Initiative, at or 563-336-3404 through March 14 to receive by email a collection of documents that describe new technologies being invented in the field, which may have commercial viability.

Chandran, who also serves as Lowell G. Battershell Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering and faculty research engineer at IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering, has research interests in vascular prosthesis and artificial heart valve dynamics, fluid dynamics and mass transport in arteries, and fluid dynamics and atherosclerosis. He has published numerous research articles and presented

research findings at numerous national and international conferences. He earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1972 and came to the UI in 1978.

Funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, the NewVentures AgTech Initiative informs local businesses and entrepreneurs of new technologies with commercial potential. To date, the project has produced $4.5 million worth of benefits to Iowa in the form of technology development investment, product/process improvements, new product sales and new jobs.

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