Bioengineer Lipowsky wins Poiseuille Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Herbert Lipowsky, professor of bioengineering, was named winner of the 2012 Poiseuille Award for his pioneering contributions to studies of vivo blood rheology in the microcirculation.

Established in 1966, the honor is awarded every three years by the International Society of Biorheology. Biorheology is the science of the flow and deformation of biological materials, such as blood and tissues. Lipowsky's research focuses on how blood cell mechanical properties affect perfusion of the capillary circulation in health and disease.

He received the Poiseuille Award during the 14th International Congress of Biorheology on July 5 at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey.

The award is named in honor of French physician and scientist Jean Louis Marie Poiseuille, who pioneered studies of the circulation, discovered the laws governing fluid flow in tubes and invented methods for measuring blood pressure.

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Last Updated August 13, 2012