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Chenkai Dai

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Chenkai Dai - Associate Professor


  • Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering- 2008 University of Oklahoma
  • M.D., Tongji Medical College, HUST, Wuhan, China

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

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

Recent Publications

  • 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.

Awards & Honors

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

Professional Activities

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

Professional Memberships

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

Contact Information
(405) 325-3234
Engineering Lab 114

Office Hours
M/W 1:30p-2:30p