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Dalin Tang

I have been teaching and conducting research at WPI since 1988. Teaching is a lot of fun since it involves interactions with students, and we can pass our knowledge and experiences to students for their better future.

Research Interests

  • Computational Biomathematics
  • Computational Biology and Bioengineering
  • Image-based Ventricle Models
  • Image-based Artery Models
  • CFD, FSI, finite element, numerical methods


  • BA, Southeast University, 1981
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988

Featured Publications

  • Dalin Tang, Zhongzhao Teng, Gador Canton, Chun Yang, Marina Ferguson, Xueying Huang, Jie Zheng, Pamela K. Woodard, Chun Yuan, Sites of Rupture in Human Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaques are Associated with High Structural Stresses: An In Vivo MRI-Based 3D Fluid-Structure Interaction Study, AHA Journal, Stroke. 2009; 40; 3258-3263; online July 23, 2009, Featured article on MDlinx.com.
  • Dalin Tang, Chun Yang, Tal Geva, Pedro J. del Nido, Image-Based Patient-Specific Ventricle Models with Fluid-Structure Interaction for Cardiac Function Assessment and Surgical Design Optimization, Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 30:51-62, 2010. PMID: 21344066, PMCID: PMC3041970.
  • Zheyang Wu, Chun Yang, Dalin Tang, In Vivo Serial MRI-Based Models and Statistical Methods Combining Plaque WallStress, Strain and Flow Shear Stress to Predict Plaque Rupture, J. Biomechanical Engineering. 133(6):064503, 2011. PMCID: PMC3136918.
  • Dalin Tang, Chun Yang, Tal Geva, Glenn Gaudette, Pedro J. del Nido, Multi-Physics MRI-Based Two-Layer Fluid-Structure Interaction Anisotropic Models of Human Right and Left Ventricles with Different Patch Materials: Cardiac Function Assessment and Mechanical Stress Analysis, Computers & Structures, 89, 1059-1068, 2011. PMC3134331.
  • Chun Yang, Gador Canton, Chun Yuan, Marina Ferguson, Thomas S. Hatsukami, Dalin Tang, Advanced Human Carotid Plaque Progression Correlates Positively with Flow Shear Stress: An In Vivo MRI Multi-Patient 3D FSI Study, J. Biomechanics. June 4, 2010. PMID: 20570268.

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Professional Highlights

  • Research has been funded by NSF, NIH, Whitaker Foundation, David Foundation
  • John E. Sinclair Professor of Mathematics, WPI. (2003-2006)
  • First NIH R01 award received (2004)
  • WPI Trustee’s Outstanding and Creative Scholarship Award (2010)
  • Elected Fellow, American Heart Association (2011)
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