Dennis Onyeka Frank-Ito

Dennis Onyeka Frank-Ito

Assistant Professor of Surgery

My research interests include modeling the effects of human airway anatomy on respiratory airflow patterns, deposition of inhaled gases and particle transport using computational fluid dynamics.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
  • Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 2010

Research Interests

Modeling the effects of human airway anatomy on respiratory airflow patterns, deposition of inhaled gases and particle transport using computational fluid dynamics.

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Kimbell, JS; Basu, S; Garcia, GJM; Frank-Ito, DO; Lazarow, F; Su, E; Protsenko, D; Chen, Z; Rhee, JS; Wong, BJ, Upper airway reconstruction using long-range optical coherence tomography: Effects of airway curvature on airflow resistance., Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (2018) [10.1002/lsm.23005] [abs].
  • Ma, J; Dong, J; Shang, Y; Inthavong, K; Tu, J; Frank-Ito, DO, Air conditioning analysis among human nasal passages with anterior anatomical variations., Medical Engineering & Physics, vol 57 (2018), pp. 19-28 [10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.04.010] [abs].
  • Dong, J; Ma, J; Shang, Y; Inthavong, K; Qiu, D; Tu, J; Frank-Ito, D, Detailed nanoparticle exposure analysis among human nasal cavities with distinct vestibule phenotypes, Journal of Aerosol Science, vol 121 (2018), pp. 54-65 [10.1016/j.jaerosci.2018.05.001] [abs].
  • Cheng, T; Carpenter, D; Cohen, S; Witsell, D; Frank-Ito, DO, Investigating the effects of laryngotracheal stenosis on upper airway aerodynamics., Laryngoscope, vol 128 no. 4 (2018), pp. E141-E149 [10.1002/lary.26954] [abs].
  • Basu, S; Frank-Ito, DO; Kimbell, JS, On computational fluid dynamics models for sinonasal drug transport: Relevance of nozzle subtraction and nasal vestibular dilation., International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, vol 34 no. 4 (2018) [10.1002/cnm.2946] [abs].