Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar Ethan Kung, Ph.D. at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Ethan Kung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

Contact: 864-656-5623 or ekung@clemson.edu

Who is Dr. Kung?

Ethan Kung is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is the principal investigator for the Cardiovascular Modeling and Experimentation Research Laboratory. His primary research interests include computational modeling of the cardiovascular system, experimental mock flow circuits, image-based computational fluid dynamics, surgical design/planning/prediction, medical device testing, pediatrics and congenital heart diseases, and exercise physiology. Prior to joining Clemson, he was awarded the American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship.

For more information, see his College Profile and Lab Website.

How Dr. Kung’s research is transforming health care

Ethan’s research is transforming the way we investigate the cardiovascular system via the use of engineering methods. Through close clinical collaborations, his translational research integrates experimental and computational engineering tools to help advance cardiovascular medical devices, diagnostics and clinical procedures. Computational physiology models are used to predict systemic mechanisms affecting cardiovascular performance, 3D computational models enable the investigation of surgical procedures, and realistic experimental setups mimicking in-vivo conditions provide physical environments for direct testing of devices and procedures.

Health Research Expertise Keywords

Cardiovascular System, In-vitro Experimentation, Surgery, Medical Device Testing, Heart Disease, Computational Modeling, CFD, Physiology