Shmuel Einav
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Prof. Einav, Incumbent of the Herbert Berman Chair for Vascular Bioengineering of Tel Aviv University, is a world-distinguished expert in the cardiovascular circulatory system and the field of biomedical engineering. He is currently also a University Research Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the Co-Director of their Center of Excellence. He is best known for his studies on blood flow through heart valves, coronary circulation, blood-tissue interaction, and flow and turbulent characteristics in occluded arteries. The focus of his research is the role of hemodynamics in the initiation of atherosclerosis, the dynamics of cardiovascular flows, and the influence of flow and the associated shear stress on vascular endothelial biology. In recognition of his significant achievements and important contributions to science, biomedicine and technology, he has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science, Biomedical Engineering Society and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Prof. Einav is also a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Caltech – California Institute of Technology.

During his tenure at Tel Aviv University, under his supervision, the Department of Biomedical Engineering was established, a Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering was successfully implemented, and in 2001 the first class of Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering students began its studies. He designed and supervised the construction of a new building for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedical Engineering and Materials that was recently completed and houses all of the BME activities. He is the Founding Director of the Slezak Super Center for Cardiac Research and Biomedical Engineering, the Founding Director of the Kodecz Center for Medical Engineering and Physical Sciences, and the Founding Director of the California Friends Laboratory for Biomedical Computing and Parallel Processing.

Prof. Einav has published more than 120 scientific articles, reviews and invited chapters, and a multitude of abstracts in the biomedical engineering, fluid mechanics and medical fields. He is a member of the editorial board of three leading journals. He is the Principal Investigator in a number of research projects and grants, awarded from Israel, Europe and United States sources, including NIH, NSF and NASA. Prof. Einav is the past President of the Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering.