Roman S. Voronov is an Assistant Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to his appointment, he was a AHA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of Prof. Scott Diamond. His research interests encompass high performance image-based modeling of complex flows with applications ranging from bone tissue engineering, to blood systems biology, to drug delivery. Prior to joining UPenn, Dr. Voronov held a brief post-doctoral appointment at the University of Oklahoma (OU) studying enhanced oil recovery from porous rock formations (Advanced Energy Consortium). He received his PhD in 2010, MS in 2006, and BS (Summa Cum Laude with a Minor in Physics) in 2003 in Chemical Engineering from OU. His dissertation research involved optimization of culturing conditions for artificial bone tissue using computational fluid dynamics (NSF), and his thesis concentrated on relating slip phenomena to contact angle on superhydrophobic surfaces via molecular dynamics (ONR-NAVY).
Throughout his career Dr. Voronov has held several leadership posts at OU, including, Graduate Senator (Peer-elected position, ’05-‘06) and Chemical Engineering Graduate Society Officer. Among the awards received by Dr. Voronov are the NSF Engineering in Practice teaching fellowship, the LBNL-DOE 2009 Advanced CompuTational Software Collection Workshop Fellowship, and the OU Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award – (Campus-wide, Spring ’06).
Affiliations:AICHE, AHA, ASBMR, BMES, SFB
University of Oklahoma, 2010 Chemical Engineering Ph.D.Dissertation: "Fluid Shear Stress and Nutrient Transport Effects Via Lattice Boltzmann and Lagrangian Scalar Tracking Simulations of Cell Culture Media Perfussion through Artificial Bone Tissue Engineering Constructs Imaged with MicroCT" (Advisor: Prof. Dimitrios V. Papavassiliou)
University of Oklahoma, 2006 Chemical Engineering M.S.Thesis: " Slip Boundary Flow on Nanoscale Superhydrophobic Interfaces: A Molecular Dynamics Study-Slip Length as a Function of Wetting Properties" (Adviser: Prof. Lloyd L. Lee)
University of Oklahoma, 2003 Chemical Engineering/Physics Minor B.S. Summa Cum Laude
Honors and Awards
Berkeley National Lab/DOE Advanced Computational Software Collection Workshop Travel Grant (2009)
NSF “Engineering In Practice” Teaching Fellowship (2008)
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (Runner-Up 2007)
Temple Foundation Graduate Fellowship (UT-Austin, 2006)
Graduate Student Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OU-Norman, 2006 / One Per Campus)
Advanced Design Mention of Honor Capstone Project (OU-Norman, 2003)
Member of Best Design Lab Group Award (OU-Norman, 2002)
Alumni/Harry W. Denton/Sam A. Wilson Memorial Scholarships (OU-Norman, 1999-2002)
Courses I Teach
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Simulation of Artificial Bone Tissue Growth in Porous Scaffolds in a Flow Perfusion Bioreactor
Developing a Model for Thrombus Formation Based on In-Vivo Confocal Microscopy Images
Designing Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Maximum Contact Angle and Friction Drag ReductionImage-based Modeling
Porous Media Flows
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