The goal of our research is to provide a better understanding of how the brain controls blood flow and how this is affected in different pathologies, such as stroke and dementia: by doing this we can help clinicians to diagnose and to treat patients better.
Our work is based on the use of computational models and data analysis. In particular, we exploit the multi-scale nature of the brain to develop models that can be used at a whole-brain scale, but at reasonable computational expense. In this way we can help to understand better how the brain behaves and regulates itself in a variety of different conditions.
Professor Stephen Payne
Group head and Principal Investigator
Stephen has been a Professor at NTU since August 2021, before which he was University Lecturer (2006-14), Associate Professor (2015-18) and Professor (2018-21) at the University of Oxford (where he is currently a Visiting Professor). He is currently also Chair of the Cerebrovascular Research Network (CARNet) and the Editor-in-Chief of Medical Engineering and Physics.
Oran Hongchi Kao
With a B.A and a M.A. in English Literature from Fu Jen Catholic University, Oran worked as a project translator in an architecture firm for almost four years. After left the firm, he now is Prof Stephen Payne's assistant in IAM, NTU.
Dr. Van-Phung Mai
Dr. Van-Phung Mai is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Institute of Applied Mechanics at National Taiwan University. He received his Ph.D in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics from National Cheng Kung University in 2020. He obtained his Master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from National Cheng Kung University in 2017. His major scientific interests include fluid flow, computational modeling, numerical method, nanofluidic, and energy conversion from salinity gradient.
Paul received his B.S. degree from National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan in 2020. He just graduated from the Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University, with a M.S. degree.
Received his B.S. degree from National Cheng Kung University, Taichung, Taiwan in 2022. He is now studying at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University for his M.S. degree.
She hold a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Civil Engineering which was awarded to her by National Central University in Taoyuan in 2022. Now she is a graduate student in Institute of Applied Mechanics in National Taiwan University.
Her research project in NCU was related to Plasticity and advised by Wang, Chung-Yue.
She loves volleyball.
I graduated from the Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education in June 2022. My interests are dancing, drinking coffee and traveling.
Yu-te Kuo (Andy)
Master student: Yu-te Kuo (Andy) since 2022 August Bachelor of Science: National Taiwan Ocean University , College of Engineering , Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (2018 Sep.~2022 June)
I graduated from the National Taiwan Normal University's Department of Mechatronic Engineering in June 2023. My hobbies include fitness and playing basketball.
I graduated from Chang Gung University with a major in Mechanical Engineering in August 2022. Now I am a student of Professor Payne in Institute of Applied Mechanics in National Taiwan University. I like fitness and painting.
Received my B.S. degree from National Chung Hsing University with a major in Bio-industrial mechanical engineering in 2023, I am now studying at the Institute of Applied Mechanics in National Taiwan University. I love music and animals.