Faculty Staff Detail

Dr. Stanley E. Rittgers

Dr. Stanley E. Rittgers

Title: Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: srittgers@gmail.com
Website: http://coel.ecgf.uakron.edu/~biomed/fs-rittgers.php


Biography



Research Accomplishments

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics
Noninvasive Diagnostics
Ultrasound Doppler Techniques
In Vitro Flow Modeling
Arterial Bypass Grafting
Blood Shear and Vascular Hyperplasia
Cardiovascular Drug Delivery

Professional Societies

Tau Beta Pi Sigma Xi
American Society for Engineering Education
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
Society of Vascular Technology
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
IEEE - Engineering in Medicine
IEEE - Biology Society
Biomedical Engineering Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Ohio Academy of Science

Patents

"Electrostatic Endothelial Cell Seeding: Apparatus and Procedure", Patent Serial No. 5,714,359
"Electrostatic Endothelial Ceel Seeding and DNA Transfection", Patent Serial No. 5,723,324

Publications

  1. Bowlin GL and Rittgers SE: Electrostatic Endothelial Cell Seeding Technique: Feasibility Testing and Prototype Apparatus Development. Cell Transplantation 6:623-629, 1998
  2. Bowlin GL and Rittgers SE: Electrostatic Endothelial Cell Seeding Technique: Device. Cell Transplantation 6:631-637, 1998
  3. Cao J and Rittgers SE: Particle motion within in vitro models of stenosed internal carotid and left anterior descending coronary arteries. Ann Biomed Engr 26:190-199, 1998
  4. Bowlin GL, Rittgers SE, Milsted A and Schmidt SP: In vitro evaluation of electrostatic endothelial cell transplantation onto 4 mm I.D. e-PTFE grafts. J Vasc Surg 27:504-511, 1998
  5. Burns S, Rittgers SE and Donovan DL: Diagnostic value of Doppler color flow indices in detection of carotid artery stenosis. Video J Color Flow Imag 8:18-22, 1998
  6. Keynton RS, Evancho MM, Sims RL, and Rittgers SE: The effect of graft caliber upon wall shear within in vivo distal vascular anastomoses. J Biomech Engr 121:79-88, 1999
  7. Bowlin GL, Rittgers SE, Schmidt SP, Alexander T, Sheffer DB and Milsted A: Optimization of an endothelial cell transplantation technique using 4 mm I.D. e-PTFE vascular prostheses. Cell Transplantation 9:???-???, 2000
  8. Nair MS, Duerk JL, Rittgers SE and Simonetti OP: Design of MR flow quantification sequences using constrained optimization and coincident point of expansion (POE) for both spatial and velocity encoding. Submitted to J Mag Reson Imag, 2000
  9. Keynton RS, Evancho MM, Sims RL, Rodway NV, Gobin A and Rittgers SE: Intimal hyperplasia and wall shear in arterial bypass graft distal anastomoses: An in vivo model study. Submitted to J Biomech Engr, 2000

Recent Presentations

  1. Rittgers SE, Yu Y and Strony JT: Thrombus formation in moderate coronary stenosis using 2D-LDA. World Congress Biomechanics, Sapporo, Japan, Aug 2-8, 1998
  2. Rittgers SE, Wu V and Strony JT: Biofluid and biochemical simulation of thrombus formation in a moderate coronary stenosis. World Congress Biomechanics, Sapporo, Japan, Aug 2-8, 1998
  3. Bowlin GL, Rittgers SE, Bulgrin J and Sims R: In vivo evaluation of electrostatic endothelial cell seeded vascular prostheses: Histology Data. BMES Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, Oct. 10-13, 1998
  4. Bowlin GL, Rittgers SE, Bulgrin J and Sims R: Thromboresistance of electrostatically seeded endothelial cells on 4 mm I.D. e-PTFE using a canine femoral arterial model. Advances in Bioengineering, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, November 15-20, 1998
  5. Li XM and Rittgers SE: Hemodynamic factors at the distal end-to-side anastomosis of a bypass graft with different POS:DOS ratios. ASME Summer Bioengineering Conf., Big Sky, Mont, Jun 16- 20, 1999
  6. Casas F, Timmons WD, DeAbreu-Garcia JA and Rittgers SE: Grey box adaptive control of mean arterial blood pressure. EMBS/BMES Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct 13-16, 1999
  7. Li XM and Rittgers SE: Effect of Different POS:DOS Ratios on Hemodynamics at the Distal End-to-Side Anastomosis of a Bypass Graft. EMBS/BMES Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct 13-16, 1999
  8. Bowlin GL, Fields C, Cassano A, Allen C, Meyer A, Rittgers SE, and Makhoul RG: Post-Implantation evidence of origin/persistence of electrostatically seeded endothelial cells. BMES Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, Oct. 12-14, 2000


Education

B.S. Degree ME: State University of New York at Buffalo, 1968 M.S. Degree ME: Ohio State University, 1975 Ph.D. Degree Biomedical Engineering: Ohio State University, 1978