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Search Program Faculty/Research

Hai-Chao Han, Ph.D.

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Dr. Hai-Chao is a professor & department chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He is interested in bioengineering, cardiovascular biomechanics, left ventricular remodeling, vascular remodeling, artery buckling and tortuosity, and vascular disease.

Selected Publications

Chen ST, Han HC (1987). The Fourier eign transform. Chinese J Appl. Mech. 4(1):33-37.

Han HC (1989). The linear increase law of optimum age of scientific creativity. Scientometrics. 15(3-4):309-312.

Han HC, Fung YC(1991). Residual strain in porcine and canine trachea. J Biomech. 24(5): 307-315.

Han HC, Fung YC(1991). Species dependence of the zero-stress state of aorta: pig versus rat. ASME Trans. J Biomech Eng. 113:446-451.

Zhao L, Huang YT, Han HC, Huang M, Han LP, Zhang LF, Zhang R, Li J (1993) Mechanical and hemodynamical changes of autogenous vein grafts. Chinese J Reparative Reconstr. Surg. 7(2):12-15.

Han HC (1994). A review of the residual strain in living organs. Advances in Mechanics[Chinese]. 24(1):124-131.

Han HC (1994). Analysis of stress and strain representations. J Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.[Chinese]. 28(1):45-50. Abstract [PDF]

Huang M, Han HC, Zhao L (1994). The zero-stress state of canine aorta. J Appl. Biomech.[Chinese]. 9(1): 52-55.

Han HC, Huang M, and Yang Z (1994). The zero-stress state of major arteries and veins of human extremity. Chinese J Biomed. Eng. 13(3): 244-250.

Han HC, Li G, Kuang ZB, Zhao L, Huang YT (1994). Tensile test of autogenous vein graft. Chinese J Appl. Mech. 11(3): 122-123.

Shen Q, Zong W, Jiang D, Han HC (1994). A capacitive isometric tensile test device for soft tissue. Chinese J Biomed Instrument. 18(6):329-332.

Han HC, Fung YC (1995). Longitudinal strain in canine and porcine aortas. J Biomech. 28:637-642.

Liao DH, Han HC, Li LS (1995). An in vitro fatigue test of human tibia. J Appl Biomech. [Chinese]. 10(4): 238-244.

Huang M, Han HC, Zhao L (1996). The residual strain in canine arteries. Chinese J Biomed. Eng. (English). 5(1):1-10.

Han HC, Fung YC (1996). Direct measurement of transverse residual strains in aorta. Am J Physiol. 270 (Heart and Circ Physiol. 39): H750-H759.

Xu H, Zhu M, Pei J, Zang Y, Han HC (1997). The establishment and evaluation of abdominal aorta thrombosis model in rat. Chin J Appl Physiol.[Chin], 13(1):89-90.

Xu H, Zhu M, Pei J, Zang Y, Han HC (1997). Changes in the contraction and relaxation of abdominal aorta after thrombosis in rats. Chin J Appl Physiol.[Chinese], 13(3):260,267. 

Xu H, Zhu M, Han H, Pei J, Wang Y, Zang Y, Hu S, (1997). Effect of thrombosis on the relaxation responses to calcitonin gene-related peptide in rat abdominal aorta. J FMMU [Chinese], 18(6): 532-535.

Liao DH, Han HC, Huang M, Kuang Z, Zhao L (1997) “A study of stress-strain relation of autogenous vein grafts: circumferential versus longitudinal. J Med Biomech, 12(3):134-137.

Liao DH, Han HC, Kuang ZB (1998). Finite element analysis of human tibia. J Biomed Eng. [Chinese] 15(1): 53-57.

Han HC, Zhao L, Huang M, Hou LS, Huang YT, Kuang ZB(1998). Postsurgical change of the opening angle of canine autogenous vein graft. Trans ASME J Biomech Engng. 120(2):211-216.

Chesler NC, Conklin BS, Han HC, Ku DN (1998). Simplified ex vivo artery culture techniques for porcine arteries. J Vasc Invest. 4: 213-217.

Professor & Department Chair 

Zachry Endowed Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering 

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Professor

Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Engineering 


Ph.D., Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 1991 

Jointly trained at University of California at San Diego, 1989-1991 

M.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 1987

B.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 1984



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