Min Yun
B. Min Yun, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Biomedical Engineering
  • Philadelphia

Dr. Yun’s area of expertise is in cardiovascular flows and the performance of medical devices. He completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he worked on simulations quantifying blood damage in flows through mechanical heart valves for design evaluation. This research involved the use of a novel numerical methodology to compute damage to individual blood elements in prosthetic device flows to understand the nature of blood damage complications. The use of this numerical method allowed accurate modeling and understanding of the complex interaction of cardiovascular flow dynamics with the function and complications of prosthetic devices.

He also performed work on turbulent flows, suspension flows, and computational-experimental validation during his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech and his time as an undergraduate at Cornell University.

Dr. Yun has experience in complex flows (biofluids, pulsatile flows, complex geometries, flow mixing, fluid-structure interaction, Stokes flows, transitional and turbulent flows). He also has significant experience in computational modeling, for both applications to complex problems and numerical method development.

Dr. Yun has been involved in Mechanical and Biomedical engineering research since 2005. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Yun was a research assistant in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and the George W. Woodruff Department of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 2014
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2005

  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics – Volume 743 Cover Page, 2014

    FMD 2013 Student Paper Competition – 3rd place, 2013

    CMBBE 2013 Student Poster Competition – 2nd place, 2013

    ASME SBC 2012 – Ph.D. Student Competition – Finalist, 2012

    XSEDE/Teragrid Computational Grant Award – 2011–2013

    Kraft Foods, Charles D. Miller, Clarice Miller Scott Scholarships, 2001–2005

    National Champion Award, Continental Mathematics League, 2001

LANGUAGES

  • Korean

Publications

Ong KL, Yun BM, White JB. New biomaterials for orthopedic implants. Orthopedic Research and Reviews 2015; 2015(7): 107-130.

Yun BM, McElhinney D, Arjunon S, Mirabella L, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Computational simulations of flow dynamics and blood damage through a bileaflet mechanical heart valve scaled to pediatric size and flow. Journal of Biomechanics 2014; 47(12):3169–3177.

Yun BM, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Blood damage through a bileaflet mechanical heart valve: A quantitative computational study using a multiscale suspension flow solver. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 2014; 136(10):101009. 

Yun BM, Dasi LP, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Highly resolved pulsatile flows through prosthetic heart valves using the entropic lattice-Boltzmann method. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2014; 754:122–160.

Jun BH, Saikrishnan N, Arjunon SA, Yun BM, Yoganathan AP. Gap width affects the flow characteristic in the hinge region of the St. Jude Medical Bileaflet Mechanical Heart Valve – An in vitro micro-PIV study. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 2014; 136(9):091008.

Yun BM, Dasi LP, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Computational modelling of flow through prosthetic heart valves using the entropic lattice-Boltzmann method. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2014; 743:170-201.

Yun BM, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Blood damage quantification in cardiovascular flows through medical devices using a novel suspension flow method. Journal of Medical Devices 2013; 7:040909-1.

Yun BM, Wu J, Simon HA, Sotiropoulos F, Arjunon S, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. A numerical investigation of blood damage in the hinge area of aortic bileaflet mechanical heart valves during the leakage phase. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2012; 40(7):1468-1485.

Wu J, Yun BM, Fallon AM, Hanson SR, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Numerical investigation of the effects of channel geometry on platelet activation and blood damage. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2011; 39(2):897-910.

Presentations

Yun BM. Blood damage modeling in cardiovascular device development: Advances and obstacles. (Oral Presentation) Medical Device Innovation Consortium: M&S Summit, Washington, D.C., June 2014.

Yun BM, Jun BH, Fallon AM, Saikrishnan N, Yoganathan AP. State of fluid mechanics studies of bileaflet mechanical heart valves. Oral Presentation, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, 2014.

Yun BM, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Blood damage quantification in cardiovascular flows through medical devices using a novel suspension flow method. Oral Presentation, ASME 2013 1st Annual Frontiers in Medical Devices: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation, Washington, DC, 2013.

Yun BM, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. A multiphase flow methodology for quantifying blood element damage in cardiovascular flows. Poster presentation, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: 11th International Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013.

Yun BM, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Simulation of pulsatile suspension flow through bileaflet mechanical heart valves to quantify platelet damage. Oral presentation, American Physical Society 65th Annual Fall DFD Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012.

Yun BM, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Simulations of platelet damage in pulsatile flows through bileaflet mechanical heart valves with parameter variation. Poster presentation, Biomedical Engineering Society: 2012 Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Yun BM, Lee L, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Simulations of platelet damage in bileaflet mechanical heart valve flows in the closing phase. Poster presentation, Biomedical Engineering Society: 2012 Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Yun BM, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Simulations of flow through bileaflet mechanical heart valves with asymmetric leaflet motion. Oral presentation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Summer Bioengineering Conference, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 2012.

Yun BM, Dasi LP, Aidun CK, Yoganthan AP. Simulations of pulsatile flow through bileaflet mechanical heart valves. Poster presentation, The 7th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Yun BM, Aidun, CK, Yoganathan AP. Simulations of pulsatile flow through bileaflet mechanical heart valves to assess platelet damage. Oral Presentation, FDA Workshop: Computational Methods for Cardiovascular Devices, Silver Spring, MD, 2011.

Yun BM, Wu J, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. Simulations of flow through bileaflet mechanical heart valves to assess platelet damage. Oral Presentation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Summer Bioengineering Conference, Farmington, PA, 2011.

Yun BM, Wu J, Simon HA, Sotiropoulos F, Aidun CK, Yoganathan AP. A numerical investigation of blood damage in the hinge area of bileaflet mechanical heart valves. Oral Presentation, American Physical Society 63rd Annual Fall DFD Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2010.

Prior Experience

Graduate Research Engineer, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005–2013

Research Engineer, Cornell University, 2004

Research Engineer, Case Western Reserve University, 2001

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Society—APS

  • Division of Fluid Dynamics

American Society of Mechanical Engineers—ASME

Biomedical Engineering Society—BMES

Food and Drug Administration—FDA

  • Validation and Verification Committee (V&V40)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 2014
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2005

  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics – Volume 743 Cover Page, 2014

    FMD 2013 Student Paper Competition – 3rd place, 2013

    CMBBE 2013 Student Poster Competition – 2nd place, 2013

    ASME SBC 2012 – Ph.D. Student Competition – Finalist, 2012

    XSEDE/Teragrid Computational Grant Award – 2011–2013

    Kraft Foods, Charles D. Miller, Clarice Miller Scott Scholarships, 2001–2005

    National Champion Award, Continental Mathematics League, 2001

LANGUAGES

  • Korean