Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Michigan State University
423 S.Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
Lik Chuan was born and raised in Singapore. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore and his Master of Science degree under the Singapore-MIT Alliance Program from the same university. He completed his Ph.D. studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley, where his thesis work is on computational modeling of diffusionally-accommodated grain boundary sliding in polycrystalline solids. He then worked as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Surgery at University of California, San Francisco prior to joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. Lik Chuan’s research interest is in computational mechanics and his current research focus is in computational cardiac modeling. He will continue to work on developing computational models that integrate clinical and experimental data (e.g. medical images) at MSU, with emphasis in models that coupled cardiac electrophysiology and mechanics. The ultimate goal is to use computational models to help understand the mechanisms behind heart diseases so that better treatments can be developed.