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Pascal Schmidt
Pascal Schmidt

Department of Cardiac Surgery
Position: PHD Student


Artificial Organs; Assisted Circulation; Biomedical Engineering; Cardiovascular; Heart Failure

Research interests

The focus of my research is to facilitate the potential of devices dedicated to the mechanical circulatory support of patients with heart defects. Particularly, progressing the development of a rotodynamic blood pump for patients palliated with a Fontan circulation. I specifically aim to widen the range of addressable patients by augmenting hemocompatibility and implantability of circulatory devices. 

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

In order to estimate and assess device performance as well as device-related hemocompatibility, a range of in-silico methods, as computational fluid dynamics simulation, and in-vitro experiments, as hybrid test benches for hydraulic characterization or blood experiments, are employed.