Rachel Clipp

Rachel Clipp

Staff R&D Engineer

Dr. Clipp earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the joint program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. She also earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Clemson University.

Dr. Clipp has worked on a wide range of modeling and simulation projects. These projects include modeling microvasculature of the liver for prediction of microsphere delivery to tumors, modeling cerebral microvasculature to represent the effects of traumatic brain injury, and whole-body physiology modeling in the form of lumped parameters models. Dr. Clipp has also worked to develop dynamic boundary conditions for use in finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics. These boundary conditions were used to predict the effects of respiration on pulmonary vasculature.

In addition, Dr. Clipp created a bench-top apparatus to perfuse and ventilate excised lamb lungs to collect hemodynamic and respiratory data for validation of the dynamic boundary conditions. She also served as the lead physiology modeler on the BioGears project (funded by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center). For the project, she led development of physiology models to represent different organ systems and feedback mechanisms in the human body.

Since she joined Kitware in March 2017, Dr. Clipp has continued to work on physiology modeling for the BioGears project and on fluid modeling for surgical simulations.

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