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Laleh Golshahi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Richmond, VA, UNITED STATES

(804) 827-3742 lgolshahi@vcu.edu

Dr. Golshahi specializes in aerosol science and in vitro-in vivo correlations for respiratory support, diagnosis and inhalation therapy.

Social

Industry Expertise

  • Research
  • Education/Learning
  • Mechanical/Industrial Engineering

Areas of Expertise

Aerosol Science and MedicineIn Vitro and In Vivo Models Of Respiratory DepositionHealth-Related Aerosols Exposure ControlTargeted Respiratory Drug DeliveryAerosol filtrationBiotherapeuticsGas and aerosol transport in biological systems

Accomplishments

The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine Young Investigator Award | professional

https://www.isam.org/awards

2019-05-28

VCU Presidential Research Quest (2017-2018) | professional

https://research.vcu.edu/vpr/research_fund/index.htm

2017-06-12

University of Alberta Dissertation Fellowship, Canada (2011-2012) | professional

Recipient of the University of Alberta Dissertation Fellowship, Canada (2011-2012)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), PGS National Doctoral Award, Canada (2009-2011) | professional

Recipient of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), PGS National Doctoral Award, Canada (2009-2011)

Alberta Innovates Graduate Scholarship, Canada (2008-2011) | professional

Recipient of the Alberta Innovates Graduate Scholarship, Canada (2008-2011)

President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction (2009) | professional

Recipient of the President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction, University of Alberta, Canada (2009-2011).

2009-01-01

Saddler Doctoral Award, Canada (2008) | professional

Recipient of the Saddler Doctoral Award, Canada (2008)

Provost Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, University of Alberta, Canada (2007-2009) | professional

Recipient of the Provost Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, University of Alberta, Canada (2007-2009)

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Pharmaceutics

2014

University of Alberta

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

2012

University of Calgary

M.S, Mechanical Engineering

2007

Tehran Polytechnique

B.S., Mechanical Engineering

2002

Affiliations

  • The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM)
  • The American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Research Focus

Nasal Drug Delivery

Understand and improve nasal drug delivery by developing methods that can predict local deposition pattern of administered nasal drug delivery devices for various applications e.g. allergic rhinitis, nose-to-brain, etc.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

Understand respiratory effects of vapor and aerosol emitted from ENDS using bio-similar models of airways

Applications of Aerosol Technology and Fluid Dynamics in Advancing the Performance and Safety of Aerosol Therapy and Respiratory Support

Understand and improve respiratory support and inhalation therapy for various applications including high flow nasal cannula therapy using bio-relevant in vitro platforms

Courses

EGMN 591: ST: Introduction to Particle Science and Technology

EGMN 591: ST: Introduction to Particle Science and Technology is a technical elective course. Particles are ubiquitous in the environment in many different forms such as dusts, pollens, smoke, fume and smog, so the knowledge of their behavior is essential for their control. Understanding the behavior of particles is also the focus of respiratory drug delivery specialists. The course covers the basics of properties of gases, particle motion, size statistics, adhesion of particles, coagulation, condensation and evaporation, electrical and optical properties of particles in carrier gases, filtration and brief discussion of respiratory deposition. The course is beneficial for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professionals with interests in environmental science, air pollution control, industrial hygiene, radiation protection and pulmonary drug delivery.

EGMN 591: ST: Turbomachinery

This is also a technical elective course. The course is designed with the aim of a balanced coverage of theory and application of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics of turbomachinery. Starting with background principles in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, the course progresses to discuss axial flow turbines and compressors, centrifugal pumps, fans, and compressors, and radial flow gas turbines, hydraulic turbines, and wind turbines. The course is beneficial for senior undergraduate and graduate students, who are interested in the aerospace, global power, oil & gas and other industries who are involved in the design and operation of turbomachines.

EGMN 201: Dynamics and Kinematics

Dynamics addresses the accelerated motion of a body. The principles of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in two dimensions are covered in this course. Kinematics only considers the geometric aspects of the motion, and kinetics is the part where the forces causing the motion are analyzed.

Selected Articles

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