ICES Research Faculty

Ender Finol Photo Ender Finol, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor at ICES,
Biomedical Engineering Department (by courtesy), and
Department of Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy)


1205 Hamburg Hall
Phone: 412-268-1841

2215/2216 Hamburg Hall
Phone: 412-268-5314/6411

Dr. Finol's research focuses on the use of computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis applied to cardiovascular diseases. Such applications include in vivo biomechanics of abdominal aortic aneurysms, cerebral aneurysms, endovascular grafts, design and testing of cerebral protection filters, three-dimensional reconstruction protocols of medical images, rapid prototyping techniques for the development of blood vessel geometries, finite element mesh requirements for computational fluid dynamics simulations in large arteries, and continuum mechanics modeling of growth and remodeling of aneurysms. Dr. Finol operates the Vascular Biomechanics and Biofluids Laboratory.

Dr. Finol received his B.E., Mechanical Engineering, in 1994 from the Universidad de Carabobo in Venezuela, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, in 1997 from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and his Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, in 2002 from Carnegie Mellon University.