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    The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine

    Ira Katz, PhD

    Ira Katz, PhD

     

    Ira Katz received the BS degree from the University of Florida and the MS and PhD degrees from Duke University all in mechanical engineering. His graduate work focused on experimental and computational studies in fluid mechanics. He became involved in aerosol medicine in collaboration with Ted Martonen, performing parametric modeling studies of the key factors that affect aerosol deposition distribution. During a 15-year academic teaching career he continued publishing in the aerosol field, most notably a series of papers on flow and deposition in the larynx and trachea based on an early application of computational fluid dynamics in this field. Currently he is a member of an interdisciplinary research & development team for Air Liquide Santé International where he has managed major projects that combine medical imaging and computational analysis. He has published and presented his work widely, including several papers in the Journal of Aerosol Medicine and the textbook Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. Within ISAM he has served as a co-chair of the networking group on Imaging, Modelling and Physiology of Aerosols and the Lung, has organized a workshop at the 2015 congress on Bridging the gap from science to clinical efficacy: imaging, modelling, and physiology of aerosols and the lung, and organized a symposium on Therapeutic and diagnostic gases at the 2017 congress. He has served on the board since 2015.