Our current research centers on computational modeling for simulating complex multiphysics biological processes with the full complexity of the human/animal anatomy for applications including personalized simulation-assisted treatment planning, device development and optimization, bio-inspired design, and basic research. Particular emphases are on passive and active fluid-structure-acoustics interaction, neuromuscular biomechanics, inverse tissue characterization/parameterization, and machine-learning-aided modeling. 

Voice Production and Care

Animation showing simulation of the production "Ohio" using a muscle-controlled larynx model and a dynamic vocal tract model.

Running speech simulation with muscular control of frequency and adduction.

Animation showing laryngeal muscle control.

Laryngeal muscle control

Animation showing human phonation.
Simulation of Flow-Structure-Acoustic Interaction during human phonation

Flow structure of a pigeon's syrinx

Simulation of Flow-Structure-Acoustic Interaction in bird syrinx 

Biological Locomotion

Animation showing the wake behind of a trout's fin.
Wake structure after the caudal fin of a trout fish

Animation showing the flow of sound from a cicada.
Insect Flight - Wake structure around a cicada wing and sound radiation in far field

Animation showing a trout's fin moving.
Fish Swimming - Using hybrid fin-ray structure to capture real kinematics.

Animation showing the flow of a fish swimming.
Fish Swimming - Active ray control

Biological Flow Sensing

Animation showing a seal's whiskers object detection.
Seal whisker object detection