Venkat Keshav Chivukula

Discovery Park K240H
  • Biography

    Keshav is an educator and researcher in the field of biomedical engineering, and his focus is on the cardiovascular system. His interests and experience are multi-scale blood flow modeling (computational and experimental), medical device therapy and patient-specific hemodynamic optimization towards determining translational treatment strategies for cardiovascular diseases. He has a background in mechanical engineering, with a PhD in biomedical engineering. Keshav obtained his BE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Oregon Health and Science University and the University of Washington, where Keshav was awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) postdoctoral fellowship and the Young Investigator Fellowship by the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) for his research. He is very passionate about teaching and has taught several courses at undergraduate and graduate levels spanning mechanical and biomedical engineering domains in traditional and flipped classroom settings. He is a strong proponent of evolving education, next-gen teaching methods and is actively engaged in K-12 STEM outreach in local schools and colleges. Outside of academia, Keshav enjoys reading, painting, sketching, cooking, soccer, being outdoors, going on long drives and spending time with his family.