Mariah S. Hahn

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Mechanical conditioning represents a potential means to enhance the biochemical and biomechanical properties of tissue engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs). A pulsatile flow bioreactor was developed to allow shear and pulsatile stimulation of TEVGs. Physiological 120 mmHg/80 mmHg peak-to-trough pressure waveforms can be produced at both fetal and adult heart(More)
Poly(dimethylsiloxane-ethylene oxide) (PDMS-PEO) and poly(butadiene-b-ethylene oxide) (PBd-PEO) are two block copolymers which separately form vesicles with disparate membrane permeabilities and fluidities. Thus, hybrid vesicles formed from both PDMS-PEO and PBd-PEO may ultimately allow for systematic, application-specific tuning of vesicle membrane(More)
  • Mariah Somer Hahn, B S Chemical Engineering, Robert S Langer Germeshausen, Biomedical Engineering, Dissertation Supervisor
  • 2014
During normal speech, human vocal folds sustain greater than 100 high impact collisions each second. When the pliability of this complex biomechanical system is reduced by scarring, voice quality may be compromised. Currently, little can be done to treat patients affected with voice loss or chronic voice impairment due to scarring. Because of the size of(More)
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