Sang-Hyun Lee, PhD

Dr. Lee is a computational biomechanics expert with academic and industrial research experience in biological tissue characterization, cardiovascular system simulation, whole human body modeling, and medical device design over 15 years. His PhD work has focused on an integrated human aorta and blood flow model with consideration of anisotropic and viscoelastic vessel wall properties and finite deformation due to automobile crashes. He worked in the industrial sector of medical devices for vascular reconstruction, osteosynthesis system, patient-specific implants, respiratory and gastrointestinal catheters. He rejoined the CAB research team in November 2018, where his recent work includes human body modeling, vehicle crashworthiness, orthopedic biomechanics.


  • PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Hong-Ik University

Research Interests

  • Computational biomechanics
  • Constitutive modeling of biological tissues
  • Fluid-structure interaction of the cardiovascular system
  • Active musculature and adaptive responses of the human body
  • Vehicle crashworthiness and injury mechanisms
  • Orthopedic biomechanics

Selected Publications

  • Numerical modeling of fluid-structure interactions in cardiovascular mechanics. Korean Society for Computational Fluids Engineering. 2017; 22(2):1-14.
  • Blood flow and fluid-structure interactions in the human aorta during traumatic rupture conditions. Stapp Car Crash Journal. 2007;51:211-233.

Other Interests

  • Travel, Food, and Running