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Brief Biographies of CVTM Lab Researchers

Principal  Investigator

Seungik Baek, Ph.D.
   Associate Professor
 Department of Mechanical Engineering
   2457 Engineering Building
   Michigan State University
   East Lansing, MI 58824

Dr. Baek is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. His research interests lie in cardiovsacular mechanics, cell mechanobiology, and developing novel clinical interventions that were utilized various theoretical and numerical methods ranging from constitutive modeling and cardiovasular biofluid-solid modeling, to physics-based machine learning.  Baek's research currently focuses clinical applications of diagnosis, prognosis, and pharmacological therapy for two cardiovascular diseases: abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and pulmonary hypertension (PH). He supervises research and education activities in the
Cardiovascular and Tissue Mechanics Research Laboratory. Dr. Baek's research group has published over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals on the related topics. He received the NSF CAREER in 2012 and has received other grants from NSF and NIH (including R01, R21, and U01).

Research Associates

Ph.D. Candidates

Zhenxiang Jiang

Haritha Mullagura

Emrah Akkoyun

Masters Candidates

Undergraduate Researchers

Josue Natarenmoran

Ailohi Izirein

Other Researchers


Christina Chan, Chemical Engineering at MSU
Jongeun Choi, Mechanical Engineering at MSU
Adam Dorfman, Pediatric Cardiology at University of Michigan
C. Alberto Figueroa, Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan
Jay D. Humphrey, Bioengineering at Yale University
Farhad Jaberi, Mechanical Engineering at MSU
Lik Chuan Lee, Mechanical Engineering at MSU
Whal Lee, Seoul National University Hospital
ChaeYoung Lim, Statistics and Probability at Seoul National University
Thomas J. Pence, Mechanical Engineering at MSU
Tamara Reid-Bush, Mechanical Engineering at MSU
Liang Zhong, National heart center, Singapore

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