Prof. Yuan C. Fung
Prof. Satya N. Atluri
Prof. Christian Hellmich
Christian Hellmich is Professor for Strength of Materials and
Biomechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Vienna
University of Technology (TU Wien). At this university, he received
his engineering degree in 1995, his Ph.D. Degree in 1999, and his
Habilitation degree in 2004. Between 2000 and 2002, he was a Max Kade
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work is
strongly focussed on well-validated material and (micro)structural
models, both for materials such as concrete, soil, rock, wood, or bone
as well as man-made biomaterials, and for structures such as tunnels,
pipelines, bridges, or the vertebrate skeleton including implants and
tissue engineering scaffolds - with complementary experimental
activities if necessary. He has held several leadership positions in
projects with the tunnel and pipeline industry, as well as in the
interdisciplinary and international material research activities
sponsored by the European Commission, including his role as the
coordinator of the mixed industry-academia consortium
“BIO-CT-EXPLOIT”, merging computer tomography with continuum
micromechanics. He has published more than 65 papers in international
refereed scientific journals in the fields of engineering mechanics,
materials science, and theoretical biology, and more than 80 papers in
refereed conference proceedings.
Prof. Dalin Tang
Dalin Tang received his Ph.D from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988. He has been a faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute since 1988 and is now a Professor of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering. He was named John E. Sinclair Professor of Mathematics in 2003-2006. He received WPI Trustee’s award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship in 2010, the highest honor for faculty research at WPI. He was elected Fellow of American Heart Association in 2011. He has been conducting research for cardiovascular modeling in the past 30 years and has made various contributions, especially in using image-based modeling for vulnerable plaque progression and rupture investigations. He collaborates with faculty from many universities, including Harvard, MIT, University of Washington, Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Shinshu University, Beijing Normal University, and others. His research has been funded continuously by NSF/NIH and other funding agencies. He serves as an Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics，an associated editor for ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering and BioMedical Engineering OnLine. He also served on various scientific review panels for NSF, NIH, AHA and some international funding agencies.
Dr. Konstantin Volokh
Dr. Volokh earned his Ph.D. from Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering in 1991. He joined the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow in 1994 and became a faculty member in 1999. Dr. Volokh’s interests are in the general field of continuum mechanics and biomechanics and his research is primarily focused on understanding and modeling of nonlinear and failure processes in engineering and biological materials.
Prof. Zhi-Yong Li
Professor Zhi-Yong Li is the Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Head of Department of Biomechanics of Biological Science and Medical Engineering Institute at Southeast University. He has a BEng degree in Civil Engineering from Tongji University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London. Between 2004-2010, he worked as a Research Fellow and then a Senior Research Fellow and elected Fellow of Wolfson College in University of Cambridge. His work is strongly focused on biomechanics of atherosclerotic plaque ruputure, publishing over 100 papers collectively on vulnerable plaque research. The main focus of his work has been the development of a better risk stratification for stroke in order to improve current clinical practice in the management of patients with carotid stenosis. His research interests also include cardiovascular biomechanics, image-based computational modeling and poroelastic theory.