MECH 581A8 - Cardiovascular Biomechanics

  • 3 credits

Bio-mechanical principles and approaches applied in cardiovascular research. Graduate standing.

This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.

This course can be applied towards:


MATH 340 (Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations); PH 142 (Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)).

Important Information

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Zhijie Wang
Zhijie Wang

Dr. Zhijie Wang received her BS degrees, in biomedical engineering from Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China), and MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Wang conducted her postdoctoral studies and then became a non-tenure track research faculty at University of Wisconsin - Madison in the biomedical engineering department. Since fall 2016, Dr. Wang has been a tenure-track assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering and school of biomedical engineering at CSU, where she directs the cardiovascular biomechanics (CVB) laboratory specializing in ex vivo and in vivo cardiovascular and pulmonary mechanical/hemodynamic measurements at multiple scales. Dr. Wang’s research area includes the investigation of cardiopulmonary biomechanical mechanisms in pulmonary vascular diseases, soft tissue biomechanics such as viscoelasticity, and regenerative medicine in right heart failure. Dr. Wang has taught Quantitative Systems Physiology, which is a course given every spring semester in both the BIOM and MECH curricula (BIOM/MECH 576) and available for resident students and distance learning students.