Research Fellow,  Mechanical Engineering



Yihao Zheng is a research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a member of the renowned SM Wu Manufacturing Research Center (WuMRC).  He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2016. His research focuses on medical devices design, biomedical machining, tissue mechanics, catheter-based surgical tool dynamics, and medical simulation. He applies manufacturing technologies and theories in medical device design and clinical procedure modeling in cardiovascular intervention, neurosurgery, and orthopedic surgery. He also seeks to obtain fundamental understanding in mechanical properties and cutting mechanics of atherosclerotic plaque and bone tissue. Dr. Zheng has worked on joint projects with UM Cardiovascular Center, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Otolaryngology. He also collaborates with companies including Boston Scientific and Cardiovascular Systems Inc.