Makoto Ohta

Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University

2-1-1 Katahira Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8577, Japan

Associate Professor for Biofluid Dynamics Lab

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1988 Ph.D., Dept. Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan

1983 M.Sc., Dept. Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan

1995 B.Sc., Dept. Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Research Fields



Biomedical Engineering

Publications (selected)

  1. Hitomi Anzai, Jean-Luc Falcone, Bastien Chopard, Toshiyuki Hayase, Makoto Ohta, Optimization of Strut Placement in Flow Diverter Stents for Four Different Aneurysm Configurations, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2014 Jun 1;136(6). doi: 10.1115/1.4027411
  2. Futoshi MORI, Makoto OHTA, Teruo MATSUZAWA Impact on the Inflow of stented parent artery expansion on the Intracranial Aneurysms Tech & Health care, 2014 accepted
  3. Hitomi Anzai, Bastien Chopard, Makoto Ohta19 Combinational optimization of strut placement for intracranial stent using a realistic aneurysm, Journal of Flow Control, Measurement & Visualization, doi:10.4236/jfcmv.2014, Vol.2 No.2, April 2014, 67-77
  4. Yujie Li, Hitomi Anzai, Toshio Nakayama, Yasutomo Shimizu, Yukihisa Miura, Aike Qiao and Makoto Ohta18 Simulation of hemodynamics in artery with aneurysm and stenosis with different geometric configuration Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, vol.9, No.1, pp. 1-11, 2014
  5. Yu Chang Ho, Makoto Ohta, Kwon Tae Kyu Study of Parameters for Evaluating the Pushability of Interventional Devices Using Box-shaped Blood Vessel Biomodels Made of PVA-H or Silicone Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 961-968, 2014
  6. Hiroyuki Kosukegawa, Vincent Fridrici, Philippe Kapsa, Yuji Sutou, Koshi Adachi, Makoto Ohta17 Friction Properties of Medical Metallic Alloys on Soft Tissue–Mimicking Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Hydrogel Biomodel Tribo Letter, 51 (2013), pp. 311-321
  7. Yasutomo Shimizu, Ashkan Javadzadegan, Toshiyuki Hayase, Makoto Ohta15 Flow observations in elastic stenosis biomodel with comparison to rigid-like model Technology and Health care 21(4), (2013), pp. 305-314
  8. Chiaki Takasawa, Kazumasa Seiji, Kenichi Matsunaga, Toshio Matsuhashi, Makoto Ohta, Shuya Shida, Kei Takase, Shoki Takahashi14 Properties of N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate-Iodized Oil Mixtures for Arterial Embolization: In Vitro and In Vivo Experiments Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vol. 23 (2012), pp. 1215-1221
  9. Hitomi Anzai, Makoto Ohta, Jean-Luc Falcone, Bastien Chopard11 Optimization of flow diverters for cerebral aneurysms Journal of Computational Science, Vol. 3 (2012), pp. 1-7
  10. Keisuke Mamada, Vincent Fridrici, Hiroyuki Kosukegawa , Philippe Kapsa, Makoto Ohta10 Friction Properties of Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogel: Effects of Degree of Polymerization and Saponification Value Tribol Lett, Vol.42 (2011), pp. 241-251
  11. K. Srinivas, M. Ohta, T. Nakayama, S. Obayashi, T. Yamaguchi Two-dimensional optimisation of a stent for cerebral aneurysm Journal of Medical Devices, Vol. 4, (2010), pp. 021003-1 - 021003-7
  12. Yuang-Seng Tsuei, Yasushi Matsumoto, Makoto Ohta, Toshio Nakayama, Masayuki Ezura, Akira Takahashi7 Vertebrobasilar junction fenestration with dumbbell-shaped aneurysms formation: computational fluid dynamics analysis Surgical Neurology, Vol.72 (2009), pp. S11-S19
  13. Makoto Suto, Hiroyuki Kosukegawa, Kaoru Maruta, Makoto Ohta, Kazuyuki Tohji, Balachandran Jeyadevan Heat diffusion characteristics of magnetic nanoparticles dispersed hydro-gel in alternating magnetic field Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol.321 No.20 (2009), pp.3483-3487
  14. L.Augsburger, P.Reymond, E.Fonck, Z.Kulcsar, M. Farhat, M. Ohta, N. Stergiopulos, D.A.Rüfenacht Methodologies to assess blood flow in cerebral aneurysms: Current state of research and perspectives Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol.36, No.5, (2009), pp.270-277
  15. Toshio Nakayama, Hitoshi Hayase, Koji Tokunaga, Makoto Ohta,6 Parameter Study of Hemodynamics Simulation at Internal Carotid Stenosis Journal of Fluid Science and Technology Vol. 3, No.4 (2008), pp.544-552
  16. Hiroyuki Kosukegawa, Keisuke Mamada, Kanju Kuroki, Lei Liu, Kosuke Inoue, Toshiyuki Hayase, Makoto Ohta5 Measurements of Dynamic Viscoelasticity of Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogel for the Development of Blood Vessel Biomodeling Journal of Fluid Science and Technology Vol. 3, No.4 (2008), pp.533-543
  17. Makoto Ohta, Chuan He, Toshio Nakayama, Akira Takahashi, Daniel A. Rüfenacht Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of a Cerebral Stent using Micro-CT for Computational Simulation Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures Vol. 19 (2008), pp. 313-318
  18. Makoto Ohta, Naoko Fujimura, Luca Augsburger, Krisztina Barath, Hasan Yilmaz, German Abdo, Karl-Olof Lovblad, Daniel A. Rüfenachat⑭ Subtracted Vortex Centers Path Line Method with Cinematic Angiography for Measurement of Flow Speed in Cerebral Aneurysms Neurological Research Vol. 30 No. 3 (2008), pp. 251-255
  19. Makoto Ohta, J. Paul Jacobson, Emile Hiltbr and Alexis Kelekis, Marko Ivancevic, Daniel A. Rüfenacht, Hiroo Iwata, Sadami Tsutsumi, ⑬ Development of a polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel for temperature measurement by MRI, Technology and Health Care, Vol. 13 No. 4 (2005), pp. 221-228
  20. S. G. Wetzel, M. Ohta, A. Handa, J-M. Auer, P. Lylyk, K.O. Lovblad, D. Babic, D. A. Rufenacht2 From patient to model: 3-D modeling of the cerebral vasculature based on rotational angiography, American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 26 No.6 (2005), pp.1425-1427
  21. Makoto Ohta, Akira Handa, Hiroo Iwata, Daniel A. Rüfenacht, Sadami Tsutsumi⑩ Poly-vinyl alcohol hydrogel vascular models for in vitro aneurysm simulations: the key to low friction surfaces Technology and Health Care, Vol. 12 No. 3 (2004), pp. 225-233
  22. Makoto Ohta, Suong-Hyu Hyon, Sadami Tsutsumi⑨ Control of crystalline orientation to enhance the wear resistance of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene crystallization cups for artificial joints Wear, Vol. 255 (2003), pp. 1045-1050
  23. Makoto Ohta, Suong-Hyu Hyon, Yu-Bong Kang, Masanori Oka, Sadami Tsutsumi⑧ Wear Properties of UHMWPE Orientated under Uniaxial Compression during the Molten State and at Lower Temperatures than the Melting Point JSME International Journal Series C, Vol. 46 No. 4 (2003), pp. 1297-1303
  24. Makoto Ohta, Suong-Hyu Hyon, Yu-Bong Kang, Masanori Oka, Sadami Tsutsumi, Syozo Murakami, Shinzo Kohjiya⑥ Effect of the compression ratio on wear properties of slightly cross-linked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, crystallized under uniaxial compression Wear, Vol. 250 (2001), pp.145-151
  25. Makoto Ohta, Suong-Hyu Hyon, Masanori Oka, Sadami Tsutsumi, Wear Resistance of Lightly Cross-linked Ultra-high-molecular- weight polyethylene Crystallized from the Melt under Uniaxial Compression Wear, Vol. 225-227/1-2, (1999), pp. 312-318

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