Dr. Hyo Won Choi, Ph.D.

Dr. Choi received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineer from Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He finished his postdoctoral training in the same institution and in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is an Assistant Research Professor in the California Medical Innovations Institute, Inc., San Diego. He is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). During his pursuit of the Ph.D. degree and initial postdoctoral training, he studied blood flow dynamics focusing on the non-Newtonian character of blood and endovascular transport of blood-borne molecules and their metabolic reactions using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. Furthermore, he complemented his computational investigations of cardiovascular biomechanics at both whole vessel and cellular levels with hands-on experience in cellular experiments. He is currently contributing to design and development of novel vascular devices and clinical intervention strategies for cardiovascular disease based on his expertise in fluid mechanics, heat/mass transfer, electrophysiology, and cardiovascular biomechanics. His research interests span a wide range of topics in multi-physics/multi-scale modeling and simulation of complex physiological/biological systems. Dr. Choi has published more than 15 peer-reviewed articles including proceedings, abstracts, journal publications, and book chapter.