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Steven Day

Department Head
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-4738
Office Hours
Monday 10-12 Tuesday 10:45-12
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
106 Lomb Memorial Dr.

Steven Day

Department Head
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, Ph.D., University of Virginia; Diploma, von Karman Institute for Fluid Mechanics (Belgium)

Bio

Dr. Steven W. Day holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia as well as a diploma from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium. He joined the faculty of KGCOE at RIT in 2005. Dr. Day has taught courses in mechanical and biomedical engineering programs and is active in guiding multidisciplinary senior design teams and advising graduate theses. He strives to promote critical thinking in his students and involves both undergraduates and graduate students in his research.

Dr. Day has expertise in application methods in experimental and computation fluid mechanics and biological flows. Past studies have included the analysis of naturally occurring biomechanical systems (multiple lung bifurcations), engineered systems (supersonic combustion engines), and the design and testing of biomedical devices (artificial heart pumps). During his first year of postgraduate research in Belgium, Dr. Day used a laser based system to study the flow through lung bifurcations. At the University of Virginia, his research focused on the development of a state-of-the-art implantable blood pump. On this project, he worked with a team of faculty and students from the Engineering and Medical Departments at UVa, as well as collaborators at the Utah Artificial Heart Institute at the University of Utah and industry partner MedQuest, Inc. His dissertation focused on experimental measurements of the pump performance and internal fluid dynamics and he contributed to published research on the computational modeling, electro/mechanical design, and physiological modeling of the device. Most recently, Dr. Day collaborated with a group of Evolutionary Biologists and experts in Biomechanics at the University of California, Davis on a series of studies involving the complex application of fluid dynamics to suction feeding in fish. All of these novel collaborative efforts effectively cross the traditional boundaries between the basic, medical, and applied sciences. For more about Dr. Day see his personal website.

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Currently Teaching

BIME-181
1 Credits
This course will provide an overview of the discipline. It will consist of the following components: 1) Overview of the discipline including an introduction to relevant literature, organizations, examples of successes, on-going challenges and possible new opportunities. 2) Introduction of an engineering methodology applicable to biomedical problems. 3) Opportunity to address a simple biomedical engineering related problem that necessitates problem statement, research, solution proposal and summary report and presentation of results. 4) Introduction to team dynamics, organization and interpersonal communication associated with working with a multidisciplinary team.
BIME-599
1 - 4 Credits
Allows upper-level undergraduate students an opportunity to independently investigate, under faculty supervision, aspects of the field of computer engineering that are not sufficiently covered in existing courses. Proposals for independent study activities must be approved by both the faculty member supervising the independent study and the department head.
BIME-499
0 Credits
One semester of paid work experience in biomedical engineering.
BIME-370
3 Credits
This course is intended to provide an overview of materials used in biomedical applications, both internal and external to the human body. The specific objective of this course is to present the principles which apply to the properties and selection of materials used in medical applications. Topics include an introduction to deformable mechanics and viscoelasticity; structure and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites; fundamental composition of biological tissues; and principles associated with the interaction between biological tissues and artificial materials.

Latest News

  • October 24, 2018

    Two students and two faculty members working on this project pose for a photo in front of their lab bench, which is covered in different tools and models.

    Researchers improve upon stethoscope design

    Researchers at RIT and URMC developed a new digital stethoscope that combines precision sensors, electrocardiogram technology and machine learning applications into one piece of equipment to better detect heart ailments and problems that might occur with an implanted heart pump.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Sul, Bora, et al. "Assessing Airflow Sensitivity to Healthy and Diseased Lung Conditions in a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model Validated in vitro." Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 140. 5 (2018): 14. Print.
Mix, Doran S, et al. "Manufacturing Abdominal Aorta Hydrogel Tissue-Mimicking Phantoms for Ultrasound Elastography Validation." JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments). 139 (2018): e57984. Web.
Hariharan, Prasanna, et al. "Inter-laboratory characterization of the flow field in the FDA blood pump model using particle image velocimetry (PIV)." Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology 9. 4 (2018): 623-640. Print.
Malinauskas, R., et al. "FDA Benchmark Medical Device Flow Models for CFD Validation." ASAIO Journal 63. 2 (2017): 150-160. Print.
Tchantchaleishvili, Vakhtang, et al. "Clinical Implications of Physiological Flow Adjustment in Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices." ASAIO Journal 63. 3 (2017): 241-250. Print.
Tchantchaleishvili, Vakhtang, et al. "Clinical Implications of Physiologic Flow Adjustment in Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices." ASAIO Journal November. (2016): PDF Preread. Print.
Liberson, Alexander S., et al. "A physics based approach to the pulse wave velocity prediction in compliant arterial segments." Journal of Biomechanics 49. 14 (2016): 3460-3466. Print.
Day, Steven W, et al. "Morphology, Kinematics, and Dynamics: The Mechanics of Suction Feeding in Fishes." Integrative and comparative biology 55. 1 (2015): 6-20. Print.
Lillie, Jeffrey S., et al. "Pulse Wave Velocity Prediction and Compliance Assessment in Elastic Arterial Segments." Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology 6. 1 (2015): 49-58. Print.
Wassenbergh, Sam Van, et al. "Suction Power Output and the Inertial Cost of Rotating the Neurocranium to Generate Suction in Fish." Journal of theoretical biology 372. (2015): 159-167. Print.
Myagmar, Oyungerel and Steven W Day. "The Evaluation of Blood Damage in a Left Ventricular Assist Device." Journal of Medical Devices 9. 2 (2015): 20914-1-2. Print.
Lillie, Jeffrey S., et al. "Pulse Wave Velocity Prediction and Compliance Assessment in Elastic Arterial Segments." Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. (2014): forthcoming. Web.
Tartakoff, Joseph, Coley Duncan, and Steven W Day. "Component Validation of a High Power Transcutaneous Energy Transfer System." Journal of Medical Devices - Transactions of the ASME 8. 2 (2014): 1-2. Print.
Varbe, Nicole, et al. "In Vitro Hemodynamic Model of the Arm Arteriovenous Circulation to Study Hemodynamics of Native Arteriovenous Fistula and the Distal Revascularization and Interval Ligation Procedure." Journal of Vascular Surgery 59. 5 (2014): 1410-1417. Print.
Varble, Nicole, et al. "In Vitro Hemodynamic Model of the Arm Arteriovenous Circulation to Study Hemodynamics of Native Arteriovenous Fistula and the Distal Revascularization and Interval Ligation Procedure." Journal of Vascular Surgery Jul 11. (2013): online. Print.
Stewart, Sandy, et al. "Results of FDA's First Interlaboratory Computational Study of a Nozzle with a Sudden Contraction and Conical Diffuser." Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology 4. 4 (2013): 374-391. Print.
Stewart, Sandy F C, et al. "Assessment of CFD Performance in Simulations of an Idealized Medical Device: Results of FDA's First Computational Interlaboratory Study." Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology 3. 2 (2012): 139-160. Print.
Tchantchaleishvili, Vakhtang, et al. "An Ideal Power Source for Intracorporeal Ventricular Assist Devices." ASAIO Journal 58. 6 (2012): 550-553. Print.
Hariharan, P., et al. "Multilaboratory Particle Image Velocimetry Analysis of the FDA Benchmark Nozzle Model to Support Validation of Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations." ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 133. (2011): 1-14. Print.
Cheng, S., et al. "Optimization of a Hybrid Magnetic Bearing for a Magnetically Levitated Blood Pump via 3-D Finite Element Analysis." Mechatronics 21. 7 (2011): 1163-1169. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Prechtl, Ian R, Steven W Day, and Jason R Kolodziej. "An Acoustic Time-Frequency Approach to Condition Monitoring of Ventricular Assist Devices." Proceedings of the PHM Society Conference. Ed. ?. ?, ?: n.p., 2018. Web.
Hughes, Amy C., et al. "Experimental characterization, comparison and image quality assessment of two ultrasound contrast agents: Optison and Definity." Proceedings of the Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 2016: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography. Ed. Neb Duric; Brecht Heyde. San Diego, California: n.p., Print.
Wheaton, Jay and Steven W Day. "Feasibility of Magnetized IVC Filter for Isolation of Circulating Cancer Cells." Proceedings of the ASME Frontiers in Medical Devices: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simlulation. Ed. ASME. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceedingbrowse.aspx, Web.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Sul, Bora, et al. "Computational Assessment of Airflow Sensitivity to Healthy and Diseased Lung Conditions." Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Ed. BMES. Phoenix, AZ: BMES.
Day, Steven W and Robert J Stevens. "Contemporary Issues In …. BIOENGINEERING”: A NEW REQUIRED COURSE ADDRESSING SEVERAL CURRICULAR CONCERNS." Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Biotransport Conference. Ed. n/a. Washington, D.C.: n.p..
Raghunathan, Ramnath, Oyuna Myagmar, and Steven W Day. "Magnetically Levitated Shear Inducing Device for the Testing of Cell Fragility." Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Biotransport Conference. Ed. n/a. Washington, D.C.: n.p..
Herbertson, Luke, A Paraloglou, and Steven W Day. "Mechanical Hemolysis Testing Across the Full Operating Range of a Centrifugal Blood Pump Model." Proceedings of the ASAIO. Ed. n/a. San Francisco, CA: n.p..
Phatak, Andy, Steven W Day, and Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard. "Relationship between force applied and velocity of contraction of air muscles." Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Biotransport Conference. Ed. n/a. Washington, D.C.: n.p..
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Day, Steven W. and Robert J Stevens. "Contemporary Issues in ....": A New Course to Address Several Curricular Challenges." American Society of Engineering Education. St. Lawrence Section. ASEE. Syracuse, NY. 17 Apr. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Tchantchaleishvili, Vakhtang, Steven Day, and H Todd Massey. "Left Ventricular End-diastolic Pressure-dependent Passive and Active Flow Adjustment Scheme in Continuous-flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices." 60th Annual Meeting of ASAIO. ASAIO. Washington, DC. 20 Jun. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Full Length Book
Day, Steven W, Shanbao Cheng, and A. David Gomez. Mechanical Bearings for Mechanical Cardiac Assist Devices. : ASME Press / Momentum LLC, 2015. Print.
Published Article
Oakes, J. M., S. Day, S. J. Weinstein, and R. J. Robinson. “Flow field analysis in expanding healthy and emphysematous alveolar models using particle image velocimetry.” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132.2 (2010): 021008-1-9. Web. " É *
Day, S. W., T. E. Higham, and P. C. Wainwright. “Timeresolved measurements of the flowgenerated by suction feeding fish.” Animal Locomotion, The Physics of Flying,The Hydrodynamics of Swimming, 2010. 75-86. Print. *
Formal Presentation
Cheng, S.X., and S.W.Day. “Design and Control of Hybrid Magnetic Bearings for Maglev Axial Flow Blood Pump.” 2010 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Montreal, Canada. 6-9 July 2010. Presentation.
Stewart S. F.C., Eric G. Paterson, Greg W. Burgreen, Prasanna Hariharan, Steven W. Day, Varun Reddy, Matthew Giarra, Keefe B. Manning, Steven Deutsch, Matthew R. Myers, Michael R. Berman, and Richard A. Malinauskas. “Turbulence Modeling as a Source of Error In FDA’s “Critical Path”Interlaboratory Computational Study Of Flow In A Nozzle Model.” ASAIO 56thAnnual Conference. Baltimore, MD. 27-29 May 2010. Presentation.
Olles, Mark W., Arnold D. Gomez, Don B. Olsen, and Steven W. Day.” Fluidic Performance via Intrinsic Parameters of a Magnetically Levitated Axial Flow VAD.” ASAIO 56th Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD. 27-29 May 2010. Presentation.
Day, Steven, Mark W. Olles, Shanbao Cheng, Arnold D.Gomez, Ronald W. Kipp, Lyle D. Joyce, andDon B. Olsen. “Acute Animal Experiments of a Magnetically Levitated Axial Flow VAD.” ASAIO 56th Annual Conference.Baltimore, MD. 27-29 May, 2010. Presentation. "