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Chenkai Dai

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Associate Professor Chenkai Dai


Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering- 2008 University of Oklahoma

M.D., Tongji Medical College, HUST, Wuhan, China


  • Medical device in Hearing and Balancing
  • Mechanics in aging or disorder ear
  • Computational modeling of ear
  • Testing and 3D printing medical material


  • Introduction to medical device design
  • Principle of medical device design
  • Ear mechanics
  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Principle of biomodelling


Dai C, Lehar M, Sun DQ, Swarthout L, Carey JP, MacLachlan T, Brough D,Staecker H, Della SantinaAM., Hullar TE, Della Santina CC, Rhesus cochlear and vestibular function are preserved after inner ear injection of saline volume sufficient for gene therapy delivery J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2017Aug;18(4):601-617.

Dai C, Fridman GY, Chiang B, Ahn JH, Davidovics NS, Della Santina CC. Directional plasticity rapidly improves 3D vestibulo-ocular reflex alignment in monkeys using a multichannel vestibular prosthesis. JARO 14(6):863-77.

Dai C, Fridman GY, Davidovics NS, Chiang B, Ahn JH, Della Santina CC. Restoration of 3D vestibular sensation in rhesus monkeys using a multichannel vestibular prosthesis. Hear Res. 2011;281(1-2): 74-83.


Speaker of invited talks

2008, Change of Ear Mechanics in Otitis Media with Effusion, Johns Hopkins University, Lloyd Minor

2011, The Current Status of Implantable Hearing Aid, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Xueling Wang

2013, Restoration of 3D Vestibular Sensation in Rhesus Monkeys Using a Multichannel Vestibular Prosthesis, Weijia Kong

2014, Review of Vestibular Prosthesis Development    The 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology

2016, Recent Progress Toward a Multichannel Vestibular Implant to Treat
Bilateral Loss of Vestibular Function, 2016, Fudan Medical College symposium, Shanghai

ARO Research & travel Award, 2012, ARO

Roberson Research & Travel Award, 2008, University of Oklahoma

Heritage Scholarship Award, 2007, 2008, University of Oklahoma

Reviewer, Otology & Neurotology 2008-present
Reviewer, IEEE-TBME, 2009-present
Reviewer, Acta Otolaryngology 2008-present
Reviewer, The Laryngoscope  2009-present

The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Contact Information

(405) 325-3234
Engineering Lab 114

Office Hours: 

Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 pm -3:15 pm