Ki Tae Wolf (PhD student)

Ki Tae Wolf


I received my Bachelors degree in Physics from UC Berkeley in 2013. Afterwards, I received my MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. I joined Dr. Alexeev’s group at August 2016. My research focus is on using computational methods to investigate fluid-structure interaction, particularly on biological applications. My current project is on studying the physics of lymphatic valve operation.

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • B.A., Physics, University of California at Berkeley, 2013

Physics of Lymphatic Operation-Valve Mechanics


Despite its important role, the effect of lymphatic valves is not well understood. In an isolated setting, lymphatic valves are investigated numerically.





Physics of Lymphatic Operation-Contracting Vessel


Effect of lymphatic valves with contracting vessel is simulated to investigate the valves’ role under a more physiological setting.



Effect of Filarial Worm inside Lymphatic System

FilarialWormLymphatic filariasis, one of the major causes of lymphedema, is investigated by numerically studying the interaction of filarial worm with lymphatic valves.