David Elad

Tel Aviv University

David Elad is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He received his DSc in Biomedical Engineering from the Technion, Israel. David pioneered computational studies of transport phenomena in the nasal cavity in the late 80's. In the early 90's he established a comprehensive research program in bioengineering of human reproduction, which he is promoting worldwide. His work in the fields of Respiratory Biomechanics and Reproductive Bioengineering spans from cellular to organ levels. The respiratory studies included integrative assessment of respiratory muscles, transport phenomena in the human nose, objective noninvasive evaluation of nasal function and mechano-transduction of nasal epithelial cells cultured under air-liquid interface conditions, including effects of air-pollution. The reproductive studies included the role of uterine peristalsis in early human life, pre-implantation embryo transport after IVF, feto-maternal blood circulations in the placenta, transport of nutrition, pharmaceuticals and carcinogenic materials across a tissue engineered co-culture of the placental barrier, mechano-transduction of cultured ovarian cancer cells and biomechanics of infant breastfeeding. David has been a visiting scholar in many universities and currently he is teaching in Columbia University. He has been a member of the World Council for Biomechanics and fellow of the AIMBE, the BMES USA and the IAMBE. He is currently the secretary of IAMBE

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