Krishnan B. Chandran Graduate Student Travel Awards

The Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering is proud to offer five travel awards for up to $1200 per student annually.  This award program is named after Professor Emeritus Krishnan B. Chandran, a faculty in our department from 1984 to 2014. He served as Department Executive Officer from 1998 to 2009 and as the Lowell G. Battershell Endowed Chair Professor from 2000 until his retirement in 2014. He has mentored to graduation, 19 doctoral and 19 masters degree students in his cardiovascular fluids laboratory. His former students have gone on to become Deans, Professors, doctors, Scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators. He has published three books including the first textbook on Cardiovascular Biomechanics, 135 archival papers in leading journals in the area of the fluid mechanics in the arteries, and heart valve dynamics and is internationally recognized for his research work in the area of cardiovascular fluid dynamics. Professor Emeritus Chandran lives with his wife, Vanaja in North Carolina. The BME faculty is honored to name this award after our colleague who was instrumental in making the department what it is today.