Faculty Scholars


Ethan Kung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department 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 associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a joint appointment in Bioengineering. 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. Career awards he has received include the Scientist Development Award from the American Heart Association and the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. He is currently an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.

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

How Dr. Kung’s research is transforming health care

Kung'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

Physiology modeling, mock flow loop, lumped-parameter network, computational fluid dynamics, machine learning, hybrid modeling, hardware-in-the-loop, surgery, medical device