Cutting edge of fundamental and translational cardiovascular research

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Dr. Zahra Motamed

Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Joseph Ip Distinguished Engineering Fellow
Director of Cardiovascular Research Group

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Computing and Software
School of Biomedical Engineering
School of Computational Science and Engineering
Thrombosis & Atherosclerosis Research Institute
Institute for Research on Aging
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Editorial Board
Scientific Reports, a Nature Group journal
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Frontiers in Medical Technology


Research Interest

Interdisciplinary research to advance cardiovascular engineering


To develop long-needed quantitative diagnostic, predictive and intervention-optimization tools for cardiovascular diseases to support personalized interventions and clinical decision making


To design, evaluate and optimize cardiovascular devices such as transcatheter heart valves and vascular stents


To uncover causes of cardiovascular pathologies through solving complex biomedical problems


To re-classify diseases and to establish guidelines for clinical interventions


To lead multidisciplinary collaborative efforts to translate engineering-based findings and developments into clinical practice


To develop monitoring tools for cardiovascular health to be integrated in future smart houses and smart vehicles

Outstanding infrastructure

Advanced clinical Doppler ultrasound machine
(Vivid™ E95 – 4D Ultra Edition v204, GE)

4-camera time-resolved volumetric particle image velocimetry system (LaVision)

Cardiovascular simulator