BME Grad Student Follows in His Father's Footsteps

November 22, 2011

BME Grad Student Follows in his Father's FootstepsWill Glindmeyer's upcoming paper in the Journal of Applied Physiology "In situ enhancement of pulmonary surfactant function using temporary flow reversal" was so highly regarded by the journal's editors that a separate commentary "Could dynamic ventilation waveforms bring about a paradigm shift in mechanical ventilation?" will be published concurrently with the study.

BME Grad Student Follows in His Father's FootstepsWill (BSE '07) is completing his Ph.D. research in Dr. Donald Gaver's Biofluid Mechanics lab, but innovative biomechanical research into pulmonary function is a part of Will's heritage. His father, Henry W "Hank" Glindmeyer, earned one of Tulane's first doctoral degrees for biomedical engineering research, and was associated with Tulane’s Pulmonary Disease Section from the early 1970’s until his death in 2009. Hank also taught undergraduate students as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering.

In addition to his research in the Gaver lab, Will has been an a teacher in the Tulane Science Scholars Program, introducing high school students to robotics and inspiring them to consider careers in engineering.

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