Dr. Francis Loth

Dr. Francis Loth

Title: F.T. Harrington Professor
Dept/Program: Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering
Office: ASEC 57N (Labs ASEC 56, ERC 211B)
Phone: 330-972-6820
Email: loth@uakron.edu
Website: https://ccrc.uakron.edu/
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Dr. Loth joined UA in 2008. He previously worked in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Loth has authored or co-authored over 70 journal papers that have been cited more than 3800 times. He is the Creator and Executive Director of the Conquer Chiari Research Center, a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Akron dedicated to conducting research focused on Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders. He is also a Fellow with ASME.


Biological flows, experimental fluid mechanics, computational fluid mechanics, blood flow simulation, cerebrospinal fluid simulation, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, medical image processing, magnetic resonance imaging


  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990
  • Diploma, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 1987
  • M.S., University of Cincinnati, 1988
  • B.S., West Virginia University, 1984


Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory - Gas Turbine and Supersonic Wind Tunnel, Fundamentals of Flight, Introduction to Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer, Bioheat & Mass Transfer