New Outreach Coordinator: Kurt Sansom

Kurt started at UW in the Mechanical Engineering Department in August of 2014. He received a BSE (2008) and MSE (2010) from the University of Alabama Huntsville in Mechanical Engineering. Previous to UW, Kurt’s experience includes V&V for Ballistic Missile defense, and biomedical test engineer for the startup company HeartFlow. His current work includes creating patient specific data for a doppler ultrasound simulator and developing experimental and computational comparisons with 4D flow MRI sequences. Currently his interests include biomechanics of the cardiovascular system, coupling reduced order models with high fidelity simulations, numerical methods, predictive medicine, and verification and validation of patient specific non-invasive assessments. Kurt uses Hyak to perform computational fluid dynamics simulations of the vascular system.