Vartan Kurtcuoglu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Kurtcuoglu is a group leader in biofluidics and lecturer in biothermofluidics at ETH Zurich. He is the PI of the international SmartShunt project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation that aims at conducting research for the subsequent development of a smart CSF shunt for normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Dimos Poulikakos, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Poulikakos’ research focuses on interfacial transport phenomena and thermodynamics in emerging technologies, including biological systems, as well as biomedical thermofluidics. He is a full professor of thermodynamics at ETH Zurich, and head of the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies.

Francis Loth, The University of Akron, Ohio, USA

Dr. Loth employs both experimental and numerical techniques to better understand the mechanical forces involved in conditions such as Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. He is an associate professor and the F. Theodore Harrington Endowed Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron, Ohio.