Awaz Ali

Awaz Ali received the B.Sc. degree in life sciences and technology with a major in biomedical engineering from the University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2011, and the double Erasmus Mundus M.Sc. degrees in biomedical engineering from Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, in 2012, and from RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, in 2013. During her M.Sc. studies, she developed a major interest in cardiovascular engineering and design. She started doing research on the optimization of vascular stents and the design of transcatheter heart valves. She ended her specialization in the field of artificial organs and implants by optimizing and redesigning a ventricular assist device toward minimized thrombus formation. Eager to continue her work in the field of cardiac engineering and instrument design, since beginning 2014, she has been working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. While working toward the Ph.D. degree in a multidisciplinary environment, she is developing a multisteerable catheter for complex cardiac interventions, focusing on applications in mitral valve repair, cardiac ablation (mechanical contact force management), and endomyocardial biopsy.

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Steerable Catheters in Cardiology: Classifying Steerability and Assessing Future Challenges
A large variety of commercially available catheters exist, being adopted in different treatments in interventional cardiology. However, a number of complications arises in positioning and steering the catheters due to the complex and dynamic cardiac environment. As a result, both... Read more