Prof. Voronov is a NSF XSEDE Campus Champion for the NJIT campus. As a part of this program, he is responsible for promoting the use of supercomputing in research and education at his insitution. He does this by helping students and faculty obtain access to educational materials, funding opportunity mail-outs, and supercomputing allocations on national clusters. Please contact Prof. Voronov if you have any questions about supercomputing or this program.
- 2018-2019 Blue Waters Supercomputing Internship Winner
Prof. Voronov’s undergraduate research assistant Migle Surblyte attending the two-week Petascale Institute at the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which was funded through the 2018-2019 Blue Waters Student Internship award that she won.
Migle Surblyte, is Computer Science sophomore who was one of out of just 19 students across the nation to receive this prestigious Supercomputing award. Her internship will involve developing code to investigate novel mechanisms of blood clot formation using Lattice Light Sheet Microscopy and Lattice Boltzmann Method computational fluid dynamics. Under the guidance of Dr. Roman Voronov, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, this research seeks to aid the development of anti-thrombotic drugs by furthering the understanding of how blood clots form and what factors lead to their break up. Two leading causes of death in the United States are brain strokes and heart attacks, both of which are caused by bursting blood clots. This research could lead to improved outcomes for the 750,000 Americans affected by these two conditions each year.
As a part of the award, Prof. Voronov served as Migle’s Faculty Mentor, and she received:
● stipend totaling $5,000.00 over one year
● education allocation (up to 25,000 node-hours) on Blue Waters Supercomputer
● travel, housing, and meals for the two-week Petascale Institute at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 21-June 1, 2018).
As a result of her internship with Prof. Voronov, Migle contributed to three scientific publications (one as a first author):
1. Quang Long Pham, Nhat Anh Nguyen Tong, Lydia N. Rodrigues*, Yang Zhao*, Migle Surblyte*, Diomar Ramos*, John Brito*, Adwik Rahematpura* and Voronov, R. S. “Ranking Migration Cue Contributions to Guiding Individual Fibroblasts Faced with a Directional Decision in Simple Microfluidic Bifurcations”. Integrative Biology, Volume 11, Issue 5, May 2019, Pages 208–220.
2. O. E. Kadri, M. Surblyte, V. D. Chandran* and R. S. Voronov, 2019. “Is the Endothelial Cell Responsible for the Thrombus Core and Shell Architecture?” Journal of Medical Hypothesis, 129, 109244.
3. Surblyte, M., Kadri, O. E., Chandran*, V. D., and Voronov, R. S. (2019). “In vivo measurement of blood clot mechanics from computational fluid dynamics based on intravital microscopy images”, Computers in Biology and Medicine 106, 1–11.