Hai Yao, Ph.D.

YaoAssociate Professor
Associate Chair for CU-MUSC Bioengineering Program

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami 2004

Research Interests
Cartilage Mechanics
Tissue Engineering

Office BE202 (MUSC Campus)
Phone 843-876-2380

Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory

Rebuilding Joint Function: Cartilage Regeneration

Cartilaginous Tissue Mechanics
Constitutive modeling and numerical simulation
Structure-function relationship: biomechanical characterization
Fluid and solute transport: tissue nutrition

Cartilage-Cell Mechanobiology
Single-cell mechanics: characterization and modeling
Effects of physical stimuli: mechanotransduction
Cartilage-cell energy metabolism

Functional imaging
In vivo cartilaginous tissue imaging
Fluorescent imaging for solute transport
Radiation dosimetry: Monte Carlo simulation