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Samaee M, Nagueh SF and Santhanakrishnan A (2017). Increasing left ventricular wall stiffness diminishes intraventricular vortex strength [submitted].

Alexander A and Santhanakrishnan A (2017). Trapped cylindrical flow with multiple inlets for Savonius vertical axis wind turbines [submitted].


Santhanakrishnan A, Okafor IU, Kumar G and Yoganathan AP (2016). Atrial systole enhances intraventricular filling flow propagation during increasing heart rate. Journal of Biomechanics 49, 618-623 [article link].


 Okafor IU, Santhanakrishnan A , Raghav VS and Yoganathan AP (2015). Role of mitral annulus diastolic geometry on intraventricular filling dynamics. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 137, 121007-1-121007-9 [article link].

Okafor IU*, Santhanakrishnan A*, Chaffins BD, Mirabella L, Oshinski JN and Yoganathan AP (2015). Cardiovascular magnetic resonance compatible physical model of the left ventricle for multi-modality characterization of wall motion and hemodynamics. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 17:51. doi:10.1186/s12968-015-0154-9 [article link]. 

*equal contributors


Santhanakrishnan A, Robinson AK, Dollinger M, Lowe A, Gadi S, Hedrick TL and Miller LA (2014). Clap and fling mechanism with interacting porous wings in tiny insect flight. Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 3898-3909 [article link].


Santhanakrishnan A, Maher KO, Tang E, Khiabani RH, Johnson J and Yoganathan AP (2013). Hemodynamic effects of implanting a unidirectional valve in the inferior vena cava of the Fontan circulation pathway: an in vitro investigation. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology 305: H1538-H1547. doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00351.2013 [article link].

Santhanakrishnan A, Nestle T, Moore BL, Yoganathan AP and Paden ML (2013). Design and validation of a diaphragm pump for pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. International Journal of Artificial Organs, 36(12): 892-899. doi: 10.5301/ijao.5000259 [article link].

Santhanakrishnan A, Nestle T, Moore BL, Yoganathan AP and Paden ML (2013). Development of an accurate fluid management system for a pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy device. ASAIO Journal 59(3): 294-301. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e31828ea5e2 [article link; preprint].

Yap CH, Thiele K, Wei Q, Santhanakrishnan A, Khiabani R, Cardinale M, Salgo IS and Yoganathan AP (2013). Novel method of measuring valvular regurgitation using three-dimensional non-linear curve fitting of Doppler signals within the flow convergence zone. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 60(7): 1295-1311. doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2013.2704 [article link; preprint].


Rabbah JPM, Saikrishnan N, Siefert AW, Santhanakrishnan A and Yoganathan AP (2012). Mechanics of healthy and functionally diseased mitral valves: a critical review. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 135(2):021007. doi: 10.1115/1.4023238. [article link; postprint].
- invited review paper

Hamlet CL, Miller LA, Rodriguez T and Santhanakrishnan A (2012). The fluid dynamics of feeding in the upside down jellyfish. The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, 1, Volume 155, Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces, Part 1, 155, 35-51 [article link; postprint].
- invited paper

Miller LA, Santhanakrishnan A, Jones S, Hamlet C, Mertens K and Zhu L (2012). Reconfiguration and the reduction of vortex-induced vibrations in broad leaves. Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 2716–2727 [article link; preprint].

Santhanakrishnan A, Dollinger M, Hamlet CL, Colin SP and Miller LA (2012). Flow structure and transport characteristics of the feeding and exchange currents generated by upside-down Cassiopea jellyfish. Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 2369–2381 [article link; postprint]. 


Hamlet CL, Santhanakrishnan A and Miller LA (2011). A numerical study of the effects of bell pulsation dynamics and oral arms on the exchange currents generated by the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana. Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 1911–1921 [article link; postprint].

Santhanakrishnan A and Miller LA (2011). Fluid dynamics of heart development. Cell Biochemistry Biophysics 61 (1), 1–22 [article link; postprint].
- invited review paper


Santhanakrishnan A, Nguyen N, Cox JG and Miller LA (2009). Flow within models of the vertebrate embryonic heart. Journal of Theoretical Biology259, 449–461 [article link].

Santhanakrishnan A, Reasor DA and LeBeau RP (2009). Characterization of linear plasma synthetic jet actuators in an initially quiescent medium. Physics of Fluids 21, 043602 [article link; postprint].


Santhanakrishnan A and Jacob JD (2007). Flow control with plasma synthetic jet actuators. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 40, 637–651 [article link; postprint].