News

01/19/2017
Prof. Kheradvar received an Alexander von Humboldt's Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. More information can be found here.

09/09/2016
Paria Ali Pour has been selected as one of the four recipients of the 2016-2017 Henry Samueli School of Engineering Pathway to the PhD Fellowship.

07/01/2016
Ahmad Falahatpisheh is now a Principal Scientist at Acutus Medical, Inc. Congratulations to Dr. Falahatpisheh!

07/01/2016
KLAB received a new Grant-in-Aid award from American Heart Association to study the crimp-induced calcification in transcatheter heart valves

06/23/2016
KLAB received a new R21 from NIH-NIBIB to study the use of intravascular ultrasound in positioning transcatheter aortic valve.

04/21/2016
Paria Ali Pour has been awarded the prestigious HSSoE Undergraduate Research Fellowship during the Spring 2016 to work on KLAB's mitochondria project.

02/19/2016
Hamed Alavi has been featured on UCI Samueli School of Engineering website.

02/19/2016
Dr. Kheradvar has been awarded an Innovative Research Grant (IRG) from the American Heart Association to improve guiding transcatheter aortic valve.

12/13/2015
Michael Avendi is now a Senior Systems Engineer, R&D at Halyard Health. Congratulations to Dr. Avendi!

12/13/2015
Hamed Alavi has been awarded the prestigious American Heart Association postdoctoral Fellowship to work on Tissue Engineered Heart Valve with a Non-Degradable Scaffold.

10/10/2015
Sci-Fi Inspired: Check out an article on our Hybrid Heart Valve Technology from UCI Dean's Report

7/01/2015
KLAB received a new award from University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation to proceed development of a self-regenerative hybrid heart valve.

06/07/2015
Our hybrid heart valve technology has been featured in a news release by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

02/18/2015
Dr. Kheradvar is featured on Vivitro Labs. Spring 2015 Newsletter.

01/06/2015
Elliott Groves, is now a board-certified Cardiologist; Congratulations to Dr. Groves.

07/11/2014
Ahmad Falahatpisheh has been awarded the prestigious American Heart Association postdoctoral Fellowship to work on kinetic energy dissipation inside the right heart of the patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. This is the second time that Dr. Falahatpisheh has received a grant from American Heart Association. He was previously awarded a pre-doctoral award on tetralogy of Fallot in 2012.

06/25/2014
Yijiao Wang has been recommended by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Faculty Advisory Board as a UROP Fellow at UCI for the 2014-2015 academic year to work on her research project at KLAB.

06/03/2014
Avinash Chinchali has been selected by the Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) Selection Committee as an E-SURP Fellow at UCI for summer 2014 to complete his research project at KLAB.

06/03/2014
Elliott Groves, is accepted to be a fellow of Interventional Cardiology at the Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, CA starting in July 2015.

05/12/2014
S. Reed Plimpton has been awarded the prestigious American Heart Association Medical Student Research Award to work on Development and Testing of a Bio-Prosthetic Mitral Valve with Dynamic Annulus.

03/06/2014
Hamed Alavi successfully defended his doctoral thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Alavi.

01/15/2014
KLAB has been awarded a grant from the Children Heart foundation to further develop our Hybrid Tissue-engineered Heart Valve Technology.

12/17/2013
KLAB has been awarded the UCI Unmet Clinical Needs in Cardiovascular Medicine Seed Grant to develop a Bioinspired Transcatheter Mitral Valve Technology

11/25/2013
Ahmad Falahatpisheh successfully defended his doctoral thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Falahatpisheh.

11/25/2013
KLAB has been awarded an American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid to assess of the right ventricular flow in patients with RV dysfunction.

09/03/2013
We are honored to receive a state-of-the-art portable incubator as a gift from Micro Q Technologies. This portable incubator will be used as an essential device for our heart valve tissue engineering projects.

07/23/2013
KLAB has been awarded the 2013 ICTS Translational Device Award to further advance the development of our patient-specific hybrid heart valve.

05/10/2013
ValveStrong team from KLAB received the second place in the 2013 Business Plan Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business. In addition ValveStrong received the TechPortal Orange Residency Award and the Best Concept Paper, Campus Wide Division. ValveStrong develops and commercializes the first patient-specific self-regenerative heart valve. More information about the 2013 Business Plan Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business can be found here.

04/24/2013
Hamed Alavi has been awarded a seed grant from the Edwards Lifesciences to continue his research on development and testing of our hybrid tissue engineered heart valve at KLAB.

04/17/2013
Dr. Kheradvar elected as a fellow of the American Heart Association. More information can be found here.

11/15/2012
Ahmad Falahatpisheh has been awarded the prestigious American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship to work on modeling the flow inside the right heart of patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. More information can be found here.

09/07/2012
KLAB in collaboration with GEMAT has been selected again for funding under the 2012 California-Catalonia Program for Engineering Innovation. This award is for Development of a biocompatible tissue engineered heart valve leaflet using stem cells.

06/28/2012
Brandon Dueitt has been awarded the prestigious Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) for the second time to work on a new research project at KLAB during the summer 2012.

04/01/2012
KLAB's work on tissue-engineering of membranes is featured on the cover of the April 2012 issue of Tissue Engineering Journal Part C: Methods.

02/24/2012
A new book titled: "Vortex Formation in the Cardiovascular System" co-authored by Dr. Kheradvar and Dr. Pedrizzetti is recently published by Springer Cardiology. More information about the book can be found on the publisher's website.

02/12/2012
KLAB's work on characterization of transmitral vortex in Diastolic dysfunction patients is featured on cover of the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography issue of February 2012.

11/24/2011
Dr. Kheradvar received a Career Development Award from Leducq Foundation in Paris, France. This grant will advance KLAB's efforts on modeling the flow through the right heart after repair of Tetralogy of Fallot.

09/21/2011
Ahmad Falahatpisheh's work on Bioprosthetic heart valves was featured on Tecplot website

09/07/2011
KLAB in collaboration with GEMAT has been selected for funding under the 2011 California-Catalonia Program for Engineering Innovation. This award is for Development of a Biocompatible Tissue Engineered Heart Valve Leaflet.

06/21/2011
KLAB graduate students -Ahmad Falahatpisheh and Hamed Alavi- along with -Rosaysela Santos- the graduate student in Calof Lab have been awarded the CCBS Opportunity Award for Computational reconstruction of the heart in a mouse model of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.

06/17/2011
KLAB has been selected by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to receive the 2011 Coulter Translational Research Award (CTRA) to advance the percutaneous aortic valve technology.

06/07/2011
Leila Nazemi has been recommended by the Summer Undgraduate Research Program (SURP)/Undergraduate Research Opportunties Program (UROP) Faculty Advisory Board as an SURP Fellow at UCI for summer 2011 to complete her research project at KLAB.

06/06/2011
Sara Hariri has been appointed by the Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE) committee as an E-SURP Fellow at UCI for summer 2011 to complete her research project at KLAB.

06/01/2011
Ahmad Falahatpisheh has been awarded a Cardiovascular Graduate Research Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year from the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology to continue his research project at KLAB.

05/24/2011
Brandon Dueitt has been awarded the prestigious Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) to complete his research project at KLAB during the summer 2011.

05/16/2011
KLAB has been awarded the 2011 ICTS Pilot Grant to further advance the percutaneous aortic valve technology.