Selected publications


Sonntag SJ, Kütting M, Ghalati PF, Kaufmann T, Vázquez-Jiménez J, Steinseifer U, Vodiskar J. Effect of pulmonary conduit oversizing on hemodynamics in children. Int J Artif Organs. 2015.

Neidlin M, Büsen M, Brockmann C, Wiesmann M, Sonntag SJ, Steinseifer U, Kaufmann TA. A numerical framework to investigate hemodynamics during endovascular mechanical recanalization in acute stroke. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. 2015.

Gester K, Lüchtefeld I, Büsen M, Sonntag SJ, Linde T, Steinseifer U, Cattaneo G. In Vitro Evaluation of Intra-Aneurysmal, Flow-Diverter-Induced Thrombus Formation: A Feasibility Study. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2015.

Wu W, Pott D, Mazza B, Sironi T, Dordoni E, Chiastra C, Petrini L, Pennati G, Dubini G, Steinseifer U, Sonntag SJ, Kuetting M, Migliavacca F. Fluid-Structure Interaction Model of a Percutaneous Aortic Valve: Comparison with an In Vitro Test and Feasibility Study in a Patient-Specific Case. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015.

Büsen M, Kaufman TAS, Neidlin M, Steinseifer U, Sonntag SJ. In vitro 3D flow investigations in the aortic arch during cardiopulmonary bypass with Stereo-PIV. J Biomech. 2015.

Hsu P-L, McIntyre M, Boehning F, Dang W, Parker J, Autschbach R, u. a. In-Series Versus In-Parallel Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Right Heart: A Simulation Study. Artif Organs. 2015.


Sonntag SJ, Kaufmann TAS, Buesen MR, Laumen M, Gräf F, Linde T, Steinseifer U. Numerical washout study of a pulsatile Total Artificial Heart. Int J Artif Organs 2014.

Sonntag SJ, Li W, Kaestner W, Becker M, Büsen MR, Marx N, Merhof D, Steinseifer U. Combined Computational and Experimental Approach to Improve the Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation by Echocardiography. Ann Biomed Eng. 2014.

Kaufmann TAS, Neidlin M, Buesen M, Sonntag SJ, Steinseifer U. Implementation of Intrinsic Lumped Parameter Modeling into Computational Fluid Dynamicy Studies of Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J Biomech. 2014.

Kaufmann TAS, Schlanstein P, Moritz A, Steinseifer U. Development of a hemodynamically optimized outflow cannula for cardiopulmonary bypass. Artif. Organs 2014.

Neidlin M, Steinseifer U, Kaufmann TAS. A multiscale 0-D/3-D approach to patient-specific adaptation of a cerebral autoregulation model for computational fluid dynamics studies of cardiopulmonary bypass. J Biomech. 2014.

Neidlin M, Jansen S, Steinseifer U, Moritz A, Kaufmann TAS. Design Modifications and Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis of an Outflow Cannula for Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Ann Biomed Eng. 2014

Kaufmann TAS, Leisser C, Gemsa J, Steinseifer U. Analysis of emboli and blood flow in the ophthalmic artery to understand retinal artery occlusion. Biomed Tech (Berl) 2014.

Kaufmann TAS, Steinseifer U, Schmitz-Rode T. Computergestützte Modellierung in der kardiovaskulären Medizintechnik In: Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft: Jahrbuch 2013. J. Cramer Verlag; ISBN: 978-3-934656-33-8, 2014

Schlanstein PC, Borchardt R, Mager I, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U, Arens J. Gas exchange efficiency of an oxygenator with integrated pulsatile displacement blood pump for neonatal patients. Int J Artif Organs 2014.

Boehning F, Mejia T, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Hemolysis in a laminar flow-through couette shearing device: an experimental study. Artif Organs. 2014.

Hsu P-L, Graefe R, Boehning F, Wu C, Parker J, Autschbach R, u. a. Hydraulic and hemodynamic performance of a minimally invasive intra-arterial right ventricular assist device. Int J Artif Organs. 2014.


Boehning F, Timms D, Hsu P-L, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Experimental and analytical performance evaluation of short circular hydrodynamic journal bearings used in rotary blood pumps. Artif Organs. 2013.

Sonntag SJ, Kaufmann TAS, Buesen MR, Laumen M, Linde T, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Simulation of a pulsatile total artificial heart: Development of a partitioned Fluid Structure Interaction model. J Fluid Struct. 2013.

Wagner G, Schlanstein P, Fiehe S, Kaufmann TAS, Kopp R, Bensberg R, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U, Arens J. A novel approach in extracorporeal circulation: individual, integrated, and interactive heart-lung assist (I3-Assist). Biomed Tech (Berl) 2013.

Hillebrand J, Dzemali O, Konerding MA, Koch M, Kaufmann TAS, Steinseifer U, Moritz A. Anatomical and flow dynamic considerations for safe right axillary artery cannulation. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg. 2013.

Borchardt R; Schlanstein P; Mager I; Arens J; Schmitz-Rode T; Steinseifer U. In-vitro-Testung eines Oxygenators mit integrierter pulsatiler Pumpe für pädiatrische Anwendungen. Kardiotechnik 2013.


Kaufmann TAS, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Implementation of Cerebral Autoregulation into Computational Fluid Dynamics Studies of Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Artif Organs. 2012.

Kaufmann TAS, Wong KC, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Mimicking of Cerebral Autoregulation by Flow-Dependent Cerebrovascular Resistance: a Feasibility Study. Artif Organs. 2012.

Kaufmann TAS, Schmitz-Rode T, Moritz A, Steinseifer U. Mimicking of the Human Regulatory System by Flow-Dependent Vascular Resistance: A Feasibility Study. In: C.T. Lim and J.C.H. Goh (Eds.): WCB 2010 IFMBE Proceedings 31/LXV, 2012.

Borchardt R, Schlanstein P, Mager I, Arens J, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. In Vitro Performance Testing of a Pediatric Oxygenator With an Integrated Pulsatile Pump. ASAIO Journal. 2012.


Sonntag SJ. Numerische Simulation des Blutflusses an insuffizienten Mitralklappen, in Heinz Handels; Jan Ehrhardt; Thomas Martin Deserno; Hans-Peter Meinzer & Thomas Tolxdorff, ed., Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin, Springer, 2011.

Kaufmann TAS, Laumen M, Schlanstein P, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Combining imaging, CAD and CFD techniques to improve patient outcome during cardiopulmonary bypass and ventricular assist device support. Computer Aided Medical Engineering. 2011.

Kaufmann TAS, Graefe R, Hormes M, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Computational Fluid Dynamics in Biomedical Engineering. In: Computational Fluid Dynamics: Theory, Analysis and Applications. Murphy AD (Edt.), Nova Publishers; ISBN: 978-1-61209-276-8, 2011.

Kaufmann TAS, Linde T, Cuenca-Navalon E, Schmitz C, Hormes M, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Transient, Three-Dimensional Flow Field Simulation through a Mechanical, Trileaflet Heart Valve Prosthesis. ASAIO Journal. 2011.

Kaufmann TAS, Gester K, von Trotha K-T, Butz N, Neumann UP, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Numerical simulation of suture tension dependent on fiber material and puncture modalities. In: Biomedical Engineering (MECBME), 2011 1st Middle East Conference on, 2011.

Hormes M, Borchardt R, Mager I, Schmitz Rode T, Behr M, Steinseifer U. A validated CFD model to predict O2 and CO2 transfer within hollow fiber membrane oxygenators. Int J Artif Organs. 2011.

Boehning F, Timms DL, Amaral F, Oliveira L, Graefe R, Hsu P-L, u. a. Evaluation of hydraulic radial forces on the impeller by the volute in a centrifugal rotary blood pump. Artif Organs. 2011.


Laumen M, Kaufmann TAS, Timms D, Schlanstein P, Jansen S, Gregory S, Wong K, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Flow analysis of ventricular assist device inflow and outflow cannula positioning using a naturally shaped ventricle and aortic branch. Artificial Organs. 2010.

Graefe R, Borchardt R, Arens J, Schlanstein P, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U. Improving oxygenator performance using computational simulation and flow field-based parameters. Artif Organs. 2010.

Borchardt R, Schlanstein P, Arens J, Graefe R, Schreiber F, Schmitz-Rode T, et al. Description of a flow optimized oxygenator with integrated pulsatile pump. Artif Organs. 2010.


Kaufmann TAS, Hormes M, Laumen M, Timms DL, Linde T, Schmitz-Rode T, Moritz A, Dzemali O, Steinseifer U. Flow Distribution during Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Dependency on the Outflow Cannula Positioning. Artif Organs. 2009.

Kaufmann TAS, Hormes M, Laumen M, Timms DL, Linde T, Schmitz-Rode T, Moritz A, Dzemali O, Steinseifer U. The impact of Aortic/Subclavian Outflow Cannulation for Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Cardiac Support: A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study. Artif. Organs 2009.