Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Dana Grecov on receiving a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Wall Scholars Research Award for 2016!
Each year, the institute appoints up to twelve UBC scholars at various stages of their careers. They are individuals with excellent research records, who appreciate the possibilities of intellectual and interdisciplinary exchange with outstanding scholars in very different areas of research. This award is aimed at enhancing opportunities for scholars to have regular and meaningful exchange of ideas, serving as catalyst for new research advances and collaborations.
Dr. Grecov received her B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University Politehnica in Bucharest and her Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. After a postdoctoral research fellow position at McGill University Montreal, she joined the University of British Columbia in 2005.
Her expertise is in biofluid mechanics, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, rheology and mathematical modeling. She has 20 years of experience in complex fluids research, constitutive modeling development, and numerical simulations. She received the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) Leaders Opportunity Award in 2007, a Peter Wall Early Career Scholar Award in 2007 and the NSERC (Natural Sci. & Eng. Res. Council) Discovery Accelerator Award in 2016.
Grecov has published over 100 conference and journal papers, many of which are in prestigious journals. Her published papers are the outcome of the combination of analytical or/and experimental with numerical simulations. She has chaired many sessions at international conferences and advised more than 40 graduate and undergraduate students. She has directed industry sponsored research and several NSERC funded research projects as Principal Investigator. Grecov’s work has been highly interdisciplinary, involving collaborations with clinicians, but also chemical engineering, computer science, material science, physics.
For her year in residence at the Institute, she plans to carry out modeling and development of new thoracic aortic stents using innovative computational methods and analysing different stent implantation failures. Working in collaboration with a number of researchers (faculty members and graduate students) at UBC, she also plans to organize a Wall-sponsored workshop that will bring together international, Canadian and UBC experts in the critically important area of vascular stents.
For more information on the award and this year’s other recipients, visit http://pwias.ubc.ca/programs-awardees/wall-scholars.
Original article from APSC News.