M. Hamman de Vaal, M.Sc.

Munich Centre of Advanced Computing (MAC) scholarship holder - Project B8: A Scalable Infrastructure for Computational Steering

Research interests


Supervised student projects / theses

  • Computational and experimental evaluation of pressure distribution and contact area for patient-specific unicompartmental knee replacements (Term Paper/Semesterarbeit, Franz Bauer, 2013)
  • Computational mesh requirements and experimental verification for arterial cannular jet flow (Term Paper/Semesterarbeit, Fabian Mägel, 2013)
  • Could aortic cross-clamp orientation relative to vessel calcifications influence the risk of stroke during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery? (Term Paper/Semesterarbeit, Christopher Schlenk, 2012)
  • Computational solid mechanics evaluation of the efficiency and safety of aortic occlusion during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery - cross-clamping vs. endoclamping (Diploma Thesis/Diplomarbeit, Marc Hirschvogel, 2012)
  • Risk of stroke due to cannula orientation (MSE Student Project, Nils Marahens, 2012)


Teaching

  • SS 10: Teaching assistant for Computational Bioengineering
  • SS 11: Course presenter for Computational Bioengineering
  • SS 12: Course presenter for Computational Bioengineering
  • SS 13: Teaching assistant for Computational Bioengineering


Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed International Journals

  • de Vaal MH, Neville J, Litow M, Scherman J, Zilla P, Franz T (2011). Patient-specific prediction of intrinsic mechanical loadings on sub-muscular pectoral pacemaker implants based on an inter-species transfer function. Journal of Biomechanics: 44(14):2525--2531, DOI
  • de Vaal MH, Neville J, Scherman J, Zilla P, Litow M, Franz T (2010). Mechanical Loadings on Pectoral Pacemaker Implants: Correlation of In-line and Transverse Force of the Pectoralis major. Annals of Biomedical Engineering: 38(11):3338--3346, DOI
  • de Vaal MH, Neville J, Scherman J, Zilla P, Litow M, Franz T (2010). The in vivo assessment of mechanical loadings on pectoral pacemaker implants. Journal of Biomechanics: 43(9):1717--1722, DOI


Book contributions

  • Franz T, de Vaal MH, Neville J, Scherman J, Litow M, Zilla P. In Vivo Mechanical Loading Conditions of Pectorally Implanted Cardiac Pacemakers. In: Franz T (ed). Cardiovascular and Cardiac Therapeutic Devices. Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials. Berlin: Springer, 2013, ePublished.

International Conference Contributions with Abstracts

  • de Vaal MH, Stock UA, Wall WA, Gee MW (2012): Interplay between cross-clamping and cannular flow during cardiopulmonary bypass assessed by computational fluid-structure interaction, Abstract and Oral presentation at the 41st Annual Meeting of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon 60 (S 01) V20. DOI
  • Auer S, Butnaru D, Knežević J, Narayan N, de Vaal MH (2012): MAC B8 - A Scalable Infrastructure for Computational Steering, Abstract and Oral presentation at the 11th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing - ISPDC 2012, Munich, Germany, July 25-29, 2012
  • de Vaal MH, Gee MW, Stock UA, Wall WA (2011): FSI Modelling of patient-specific aortic manipulation during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, Abstract and Oral presentation at the 4th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics, Dresden, Germany, August 31 - September 2, 2011
  • de Vaal MH, Gee MW, Stock UA, Wall WA (2011):A Novel Computational Approach for Investigating Multi-Factorial Risks of Aortic Manipulations during Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Poster at the 6th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease, Rotterdam, Netherlands, April 14-15, 2011
  • de Vaal MH, Gee MW, Stock UA, Wall WA (2011): Complex FSI Models for Surgical Manipulations of the Human Aorta, Abstract and Oral presentation at the 16th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems (FEF2011), Munich, Germany, March 23-25, 2011
  • de Vaal MH, Scherman J, Zilla P, Neville J, Litow M, Franz T (2009): The Measurement of In Vivo Loading on Implantable Pacemaker Devices: A Feasibility Study, Abstract and Oral presentation at the XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cape Town, South Africa, July 5-9, 2009


Myself

  • since 2009 Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Mechanics (Lehrstuhl für Numerische Mechanik), TU München, Germany
  • 2009 Master of Science (M.Sc) in Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2005 Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Mechatronical Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa