Yaxin Wang, PhD

Dr. Wang’s research interests include hydraulic design and evaluation of impellers for developing left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), in vitro hemodynamic and hemocompatibility evaluation of LVADs in benchtop testing, drive system design with magnetic levitated bearings for developing miniature axial-flow blood pumps, design and evaluation of mock circulatory loops that can mimic the human cardiovascular system, and large-animal preclinical studies of these devices.

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Education

  • Undergraduate:

    Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

  • Postgraduate:

    RWTH-Aachen, Germany (Master of Science)
    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (PhD)

Publications

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