Timothy Chung

Visiting Research Assistant Professor
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Timothy K. Chung received his doctorate from the University of Iowa in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Cardiovascular Biomechanics. Throughout his graduate studies, he participated in a wide variety of projects that involved developing a medical device for ocular alignment for a low-cost fundus camera system (patent US 9,814,386 B2), external software reviewer for FDA regulatory submission, performing computational stress and fluid dynamics, and developing an experimental bubble inflation testing apparatus. Dr. Chung joined the University of Pittsburgh as a research specialist, then postdoctoral associate, and is currently a faculty member. He has endeavored into research combining artificial intelligence and biomechanics and the development of experimental systems. Dr. Chung has interests in research that can be translated with commercial viability and currently has 8 invention disclosure submitted and 5 patents (at various stages in the application process).


(2022) LifeX Accelerator 2022 - Aneurysm Prognosis Classifier.

PhD, University of Iowa, 2017

MS, University of Iowa, 2013

BS, University of Iowa, 2010

Gomes, V.C., Raghavan, M.L., Ferraz da Silva, L.F., Gomes, J., Silvestre, G.C., Queiroz, A., Marques, M.A., Zyngier, S.P., Chung, T.K.J., & da Silva, E.S. (2021). Experimental Study of Rupture Pressure and Elasticity of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Found at Autopsy. ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 70, 517-527.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2020.08.111.

Cunnane, E.M., Lorentz, K.L., Soletti, L., Ramaswamy, A.K., Chung, T.K., Haskett, D.G., Luketich, S.K., Tzeng, E., D’Amore, A., Wagner, W.R., & others. (2020). Development of a semi-automated, bulk seeding device for large animal model implantation of tissue engineered vascular grafts. Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology, 1258.Frontiers.

Attarian, S., Xiao, S., Chung, T.C., da Silva, E.S., & Raghavan, M.L. (2019). Investigation of the Observed Rupture Lines in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Using Crack Propagation Simulations. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 141(7).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4043940.

Hudson, J.S., Chung, T.K., Prout, B.S., Nagahama, Y., Raghavan, M.L., & Hasan, D.M. (2019). Iron nanoparticle contrast enhanced microwave imaging for emergent stroke: A pilot study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 59, 284-290.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.10.100.

Pichamuthu, J.E., Feroze, R.A., Chung, T.K., Jankowitz, B.T., & Vorp, D.A. (2019). Cerebral aneurysm wall stress after coiling depends on morphology and coil packing density. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 141.American Society of Mechanical Engineers Digital Collection.

Cavanaugh, N.B., Nellis, J.R., Chung, T.K., Holgren, S.E., Tcheng, J.W., Carlson, A.M., Torres, J.E., Raghavan, M.L., & Turek, J.W. (2017). Novel Methods and Considerations for Addressing Aortic Arch Hypoplasia and Coarctation.

Chung, T.K., da Silva, E.S., & Raghavan, S.M.L. (2017). Does elevated wall tension cause aortic aneurysm rupture? Investigation using a subject-specific heterogeneous model. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 64, 164-171.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.09.041.