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Rong Zhu Gan - Professor

George Lynn Cross Research Professor
Presidential Research Professor
Charles E. Foster Chair


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering - 1992 University of Memphis
    M.S., Applied Mathematics - 1988 University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada
  • M.S., Biomechanics - 1981 Huazhong University of Science & Technology Wuhan, China
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering - 1968 Huazhong University of Science & Technology Wuhan, China

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of soft and hard tissues
  • Implantable devices
  • Middle ear mechanics and transfer functions
  • Hemodynamics and biofluid mechanics
  • Cardiopulmonary physiology
  • Mathematical modeling of physiological systems
  • Finite element analysis and its applications

Dr. Gan's Biomedical Engineering Research Lab is Unit #1125 in the Stephenson Research and Technology Center.

Honors and Awards

  • ASME National Award for Faculty Advisor in Region X, 2005

Invited speaker on System Biomechanics for Restoration of Hearing at 20 universities and institutes since 2001, including: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Sandia National Laboratories, University of Memphis, Saint Louise University, Tsinghua University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Chonqing University

Courses Taught/Developed

  • Biomechanics I - Biosolids
  • Biomechanics II - Biofluids
  • Biomaterials
  • Implantable Devices
  • Biomedical Systems Analysis
  • Dynamics
  • Biorheology
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials

Professional Organizations

  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Hough Ear Institute
  • International Society of Biorheology
Dr. Rong Gan

Contact Information
(405) 325-1099
Felgar Hall 200

Office Hours
By appointment

Dr. Gan is also a faculty member of the OU Bioengineering Center and serves as an adjunct associate professor in Physiology in the College of Medicine at the OU Health Sciences Center.