On Dec. 5th 2017 Senior Research Fellow at National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), Dr. Zhang Junmei visited MSE at the invitation of Prof. Wu Zhigang from State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology of MSE. She gave a report entitled “Application of Simplified Computational Method to Noninvasively Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease”.
Dr. Zhang introduced the harms of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and the deficiencies of the current treatment technology—Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR). FFR can only be measured with Invasive Coronary Angiography (ICA) at hyperemic state, which is involved with higher medical cost and complications. Then she introduced a new platform developed by her team for computing Non-invasive FFR. The new platform combined reduced-order Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography (CTCA) technologies can significantly improve the diagnostic performance for CAD.
During the report, Dr. Zhang also shared her own research experience and achievements. Afterwards, participants had a discussion section. She listened attentively and answered their questions patiently. They all benefit a lot from Dr. Zhang’s report.
An Introduction of Dr. Zhang:
Dr. Zhang Junmei graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a PhD in 2005. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at NHCS, and an Assistant Professor of Duke-National University of Singapore (NUS) medical school, Singapore. She is also a HUST alumna. She earned her Master of Engineering degree and Bachelor of Engineering degree from HUST in 2001 and 1998 separately. She had worked 8 years on various research projects in NTU and NUS before joining NHCS in 2012. Dr. Zhang’s overall research focuses on the multi-physics modeling to solve various problems, particularly in the field of hemodynamics in cardiovascular circulation. She has been awarded 1 SingHealth Translational Research Grant and 1 NHCS Seed Funding.