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Voronov, Roman S.

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Tiernan 378
Phone: 973-642-4762
Dept: Chemical Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering

About Me

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 President & Founder of the Russian Speaking Student Association, 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).



  • 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


Research Interests

  • 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

Recent Publications

R.S. Voronov, T.J. Stalker, L.F. Brass, and S.L. Diamond, 2013. “Simulation of Intrathrombus Fluid and Solute Transport Using In Vivo Clot Structures with Single Platelet Resolution”. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 1297-1307. 10.1007/s10439-013-0764-z. 

Stalker TJ, Traxler EA, Wu J, Wannemacher KM, Cermignano SL, Voronov RS, Diamond SL, Brass LF. “Hierarchical organization in the hemostatic response and its relationship to the platelet signaling network.” 2013, Blood 2013 121:1875-1885. Voronov, S. VanGordon, R.L. Shambaugh, V.I. Sikavitsas and D.V. Papavassiliou, 2012. ”3D Tissue Engineered Construct Analysis via Conventional High Resolution Micro CT without X-Ray Contrast”. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods. May 2013, 19(5): 327-335. doi:10.1089/ten.tec.2011.0612. Pham, R. S. Voronov, S. VanGordon, V.I. Sikavitsas and D.V. Papavassiliou, 2012. “Predicting the Stress Distribution within Scaffolds with Ordered Architecture”. Biorheology. 49(4):235-47. VanGordon, R. S. Voronov, et al., 2011.”Effects of Scaffold Architecture on Preosteoblastic Cultures under Continuous Fluid Shear”. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50 (2), pp 620–629. Roman Voronov – Application Packet Curriculum Vitae: Page 2 of 4 S. Voronov, et al, 2011. “Efficient Lagrangian Scalar Tracking Method for Reactive Local Mass Transport Simulation through Porous Media”. Int J Num Meth Fluids. 67(4), pp 501–517 S. Voronov, S. VanGordon, V.I. Sikavitsas and D.V. Papavassiliou, 2010. “Distribution of Flow-Induced Stresses in Highly Porous Media” Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 024101. S. Voronov, et al., 2010. “Computational Modeling of Flow Induced Shear Stresses Within 3D Salt-Leached Porous Scaffolds Imaged via Micro-CT”. Journal of Biomechanics, 43 (7), 1279-1286. Voronov, et al., 2008: "Review of Fluid Slip over Superhydrophobic Surfaces and Its Dependence on the Contact Angle." Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47 (8), 2455-2477. 10.1021/ie0712941 (Centennial Edition) Voronov, D. Papavassiliou and L. Lee, 2007: "Slip Length and Contact Angle Over Hydrophobic Surfaces." Chemistry Physics Letters, 441 (4-6): 273-276, doi: 10.1016/j.cplett.2007.05.013. Voronov, D. Papavassiliou and L. Lee, 2006: "Boundary Slip and Wetting Properties of Interfaces: Correlation of the Contact Angle with the Slip Length." Journal of Chemical Physics, 124, 204701.