Dr Haribalan Kumar

BE ME PhD

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Research Fellow

Biography

Hari obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the Regional Engineering College (now the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli), Trichy, India. He then attained his Masters at Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) in Flint, Michigan.

Hari started working on lung Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, lung biomechanics modelling during his PhD at the University of Iowa. His doctoral research focused on the study of airflow and particle transport in models of lung acini using idealised and CT-based 3D models. During this work he investigated fundamental particle (aerosol-like) dispersion mechanisms, and developed finite element 2D and 3D finite deformation codes.

Hari joined the ABI in October 2011 as a Research Fellow in the Lungs and Respiratory System research group led by  Professor Merryn Tawhai.

 

Research | Current

Hari's research at the ABI focuses on developing lung mechanics models with applications to nasal high flow, and his general research interests are in:

  • Finite element/CFD
  • Biomechanics
  • Lung modelling

Research link

Lungs and Respiratory System
 

Collaborators

Areas of expertise

  • Finite element/CFD
  • Biomechanics
  • Lung modelling

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Zhang, Y., Clark, A., Kumar, H., Milne, D., Wilsher, M., Bartholmai, B., & Tawhai, M. (2018). HIGH RESOLUTION CT-BASED CHARACTERIZATION ANALYSIS OF IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS. RESPIROLOGY. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai
  • Kumar, H., & Jain, R. (2018). Review: The role of computational simulation in understanding the postoperative sinonasal environment. Clinical Biomechanics10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.02.001
  • Kumar, H., Clampitt, K., Babarenda, G. T., Tawhai, M. H., & Clark, A. R. (2018). Modelling Apparent Diffusivity Within Lung Acinus in Health and Disease. Paper presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, San Diego, CA. 18 May - 23 May 2018. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai, Alys Clark
  • Zhang, Y., Clark, A. R., Kumar, H., Milne, D. G., Wilsher, M. L., Bartholmai, B. J., & Tawhai, M. H. (2018). Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Study Using Volumetric Imaging and Functional Data in a Computational Lung Model. Paper presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, San Diego, CA. 18 May - 23 May 2018. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai, Alys Clark
  • Parisi, L., Kumar, H., Clark, A. R., Burrowes, K. S., Hoffman, E. A., Hopkins, S. R., & Tawhai, M. H. (2018). A Computational Model of Lung Tissue Mechanics Representing Physiological Heterogeneity in Density from Medical Imaging Data in Healthy Lungs. Paper presented at International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, San Diego, CA. 18 May - 23 May 2018. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai, Alys Clark, Kelly Burrowes
  • Burrowes, K. S., De Backer, J., & Kumar, H. (2017). Image-based computational fluid dynamics in the lung: Virtual reality or new clinical practice?. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine, 9 (6).10.1002/wsbm.1392
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41668
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kelly Burrowes
  • Minaeizaeim, H., Kumar, H., Tawhai, M. H., & Clark, A. R. (2017). Lung image registration between postures for disease tracking. Paper presented at European-Respiratory-Society (ERS) International Congress, Milan, ITALY. 9 September - 13 September 2017. EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL. (pp. 1). 10.1183/1393003.congress-2017.PA3745
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alys Clark, Merryn Tawhai
  • Subramaniam, K., Kumar, H., & Tawhai, M. H. (2017). Evidence for age-dependent air-space enlargement contributing to loss of lung tissue elastic recoil pressure and increased shear modulus in older age. Journal of Applied Physiology, 123 (1), 79-87. 10.1152/japplphysiol.00208.2016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai

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Primary office location

AUCKLAND BIOENGINEERING HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 7, Room 747
70 SYMONDS ST
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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