Pavlos Vlachos appointed director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

Pavlos Vlachos, professor of mechanical engineering, has been appointed as the next director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.

Established in 2005 by a gift from the Regenstrief Foundation and located in Discovery Park, the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) brings together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to collaboratively improve healthcare delivery and empower individuals to live their highest quality of life, focusing on three strategic areas: health analytics, capacity management, and rural/global health.

Pavlos brings considerable expertise and leadership in healthcare engineering and delivery to this role. During the last four years, he has actively participated in research and program development to drive RCHE’s mission to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes. From 2018 to 2019, Pavlos served as a President’s Fellow in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP), where he worked to develop interdisciplinary research opportunities in health and life sciences. He is internationally recognized for his leading research in biofluids and biomechanics, specializing in measurement science and non-invasive diagnostics for biomedical and clinical applications. His work has been funded by diverse agencies from NIH, NSF, DOD and industry. Currently, he is the co-leader of the $7 million a year Injectable Biologics initiative supported by Eli Lilly and Company. He has received numerous awards recognizing his excellence in teaching and research, is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and serves as the associate editor for the International Journal of Multi-Phase Flows.