David Ku

Lawrence P. Huang Chair in Engineering and Entrepreneurship
Office Location: 
IBB 2307
Title 2: 
Regents' Professor
Title 3: 
Executive Director, Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium
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Dr. Ku has an active interest in peripheral vascular pathology and unsteady, threedimensional fluid dynamics. One project investigates the relative role of hemodynamics and thrombosis in vascular graft occlusion. Additional studies involve the development of a tissue-engineered vascular graft. Noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging is used to determine the hemodynamics and detect pathology in vivo. Computational solutions explore fluid mechanic variations from geometry. Another project studies the collapsible tube behavior of highly stenotic arteries.

Dr. Ku has an active interest in cardiovascular pathophysiology, unsteady threedimensional fluid mechanics, medical implants, and commercialization of university research. Basic research focuses on sudden cardiac death from platelets subjected to high shear and plaque rupture due to arterial stenosis collapse. His research extends to Translational Technology using applied biomedical engineering to impact patient care and therapy. Projects span from device design to development of bench tests to predict clinical performance. Dr. Ku teaches entrepreneurship and product development to bring technological solutions to the bedside.

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Grant Affiliations: 
Cellular & Tissue Engineering
Research Areas: 
Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics
Systems Biology
Research Center Affiliations: 
Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM)
Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium
Georgia Institute of Technology
Petit Roles: 
Petit Faculty Member
Primary School/Department: 
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
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Suddath Award Reviewer