Biography

Dr. Ghadiali is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Ohio State University and a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1994 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in 1998 and 2000. He completed post-doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and prior to joining OSU, he was the Frank Hook Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Lehigh University. At OSU he has served as Director of Graduate Studies in BME, is a member of the Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute and is Director of the Office of Post-doctoral Research. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and has received numerous awards including a Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research, the NSF Career Award and the Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award. Dr. Ghadiali is also an active member of several professional societies and has served twice as Respiratory Engineering track chair at the BMES meeting. His research interests are in multi-scale modeling, lung mechanobiology and the development of molecular, cellular and tissue therapeutics for respiratory disorders. His research has been funded by NSF, NIH, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and the Department of Defense. He has mentored >35 pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees who have gone on to successful academic, industrial and research careers.

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering: Mechanobiology of Lung Injury and Inflammation; Multi-scale Modeling of Eustachian Tube Function; microRNA Biology and Cell/Tissue Engineering, Cell-Specific Drug Delivery

Mechanical Engineering: Cell Mechanics, Mechanobiology, Biofluid Mechanics, Fluid-Structure Interactions, Tissue Mechanics; Computational Fluid Dynamics, Interfacial Flows and Surfactant Dynamics

Clinical Applications: Otitis Media & Eustachian Tube Dysfunction; Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome & Ventilator Induced Lung Injury; Biomechanics of Lung and Breast Cancer Metastasis and Pulmonary Fibrosis