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Pengfei Dong

Assistant Professor | Biomedical Engineering and Science

Contact Information
(321) 674-3050
Gorden L. Nelson Health Science building, Room 130

Educational Background

08/2016- 05/2020


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dissertation: Computer assisted stenting in heavily calcified coronary artery



Taiyuan University of Technology



Northeast Agricultural University

Professional Experience


Assistant Professor

Florida Institute of Technology


Postdoctoral Fellow

Florida Institute of Technology


Research Fellow

Florida Institute of Technology


Research Assistant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Teaching Assistant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Current Courses

BME 3261 Biomaterials and Biomechanics Lab

Selected Publications

  1. Shokrollahi, Y., Dong, P., Lam, M., Suh, D. W., & Gu, L. (2022). Eye Protection for Mitigating Soccer-Related Ocular Injuries: A Finite Element Approach. Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, 5(4), 041003.
  2. Lin, S., Premaraj, T. S., Gamage, P. T., Dong, P., Premaraj, S., & Gu, L. (2022). Upper Airway Flow Dynamics in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients with Various Apnea-Hypopnea Index. Life, 12(7), 1080.
  3. Shokrollahi, Y., Dong, P., Kaya, M., Suh, D. W., & Gu, L. (2022). Rapid prediction of retina stress and strain patterns in soccer-related ocular injury: integrating finite element analysis with machine learning approach. Diagnostics, 12(7), 1530.
  4. Lam, M., Dong, P., Shokrollahi, Y., Suh, D. W., & Gu, L. (2022). Computational Modeling of Soccer Ball Trauma of the Eye and Comparison With Abusive Head Trauma. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 63(7), 692-F0217.
  5. Lam, M. R., Dong, P., Shokrollahi, Y., Gu, L., & Suh, D. W. (2022). Finite Element Analysis of Soccer Ball-Related Ocular and Retinal Trauma and Comparison With Abusive Head Trauma. Ophthalmology Science, 100129.
  6. Gharaibeh, Y., Lee, J., Zimin, V. N., Kolluru, C., Dallan, L. A., Pereira, G. T., ... & Wilson, D. L. (2022). Prediction of stent under-expansion in calcified coronary arteries using machine-learning on intravascular optical coherence tomography. arXiv preprint arXiv:2205.10354.
  7. Song, H. H., Thoreson, W. B., Dong, P., Shokrollahi, Y., Gu, L., & Suh, D. W. (2022). Exploring the Vitreoretinal Interface: a Key Instigator of Unique Retinal Hemorrhage Patterns in Pediatric Head Trauma. Korean Journal of Ophthalmology, 36(3), 253-263.
  8. Dallan, L. A., Zimin, V. N., Lee, J., Gharaibeh, Y., Kim, J. N., Pereira, G. T., ... & Bezerra, H. G. (2022). Assessment of post-dilatation strategies for optimal stent expansion in calcified coronary lesions: Ex vivo analysis with optical coherence tomography. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine.
  9. Guo, J., Gao, Y., Ahmed, M., Dong, P., Gao, Y., Gong, Z., ... & Zhang, J. (2022). Serum homocysteine level predictive capability for severity of restenosis post percutaneous coronary intervention. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 13.
  10. Gamage, P. T., Dong, P., Lee, J., Gharaibeh, Y., Zimin, V. N., Dallan, L. A., ... & Gu, L. (2021). Hemodynamic alternations following stent deployment and post-dilation in a severely calcified coronary artery: In silico and ex-vivo approaches. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 104962.
  11. Guo, J., Gao, Y., Gong, Z., Dong, P., Mao, Y., Li, F., ... & Zhang, J. (2021). Plasma D-Dimer Level Correlates with Age, Metastasis, Recurrence, Tumor-Node-Metastasis Classification (TNM), and Treatment of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients. BioMed research international, 2021.
  12. Shi, W., Dong, P., Kuss, M. A., Gu, L., Kievit, F., Kim, H. J., & Duan, B. (2021). Neuroinflammation: Design and Evaluation of an In Vitro Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Modeling System Using 3D Printed Mini Impact Device on the 3D Cultured Human iPSC Derived Neural Progenitor Cells (Adv. Healthcare Mater. 12/2021). Advanced Healthcare Materials10(12), 2170059.
  13. Dong, P., Mozafari, H., Lee, J., Gharaibeh, Y., Zimin, V. N., Dallan, L. A., ... & Gu, L. (2021). Mechanical performances of balloon post-dilation for improving stent expansion in calcified coronary artery: Computational and experimental investigations. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 104609.
  14. Sousa, T., Kajave, N., Dong, P., Gu, L., Florczyk, S., & Kishore, V. (2021). Optimization of Freeze-FRESH Methodology for 3D Printing of Microporous Collagen Constructs. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.
  15. Shi, W., Dong, P., Kuss, M. A., Gu, L., Kievit, F., Kim, H. J., & Duan, B. (2021). Design and evaluation of an in vitro mild traumatic brain injury modeling system using 3D printed mini impact device on the 3D cultured human iPSC derived neural progenitor cells. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2100180.
  16. Tong, J.*, Dong, P.*, Kedar, S., Ghate, D., & Gu, L. (2021). Three-dimensional shape analysis of peripapillary retinal pigment epithelium-basement membrane layer based on OCT radial images. Nanotechnology Reviews10(1), 453-464. (* contribute equally)
  17. Lin, S.*, Dong, P.*, Zhou, C., Dallan, L. A. P., Zimin, V. N., Pereira, G. T., ... & Gu, L. (2020). Degradation modeling of poly-l-lactide acid (PLLA) bioresorbable vascular scaffold within a coronary artery. Nanotechnology Reviews9(1), 1217-1226. (* contribute equally)
  18. Zheng, Q., Dong, P., Li, Z., Lv, Y., An, M., & Gu, L. (2020). Braided composite stent for peripheral vascular applications. Nanotechnology Reviews9(1), 1137-1146.
  19. Shen, X., Jiang, J., Zhu, H., Lu, K., Dong, P., & Gu, L. (2020). Comparative study of tapered versus conventional cylindrical balloon for stent implantation in stenotic tapered artery. Artificial Organs.
  20. Dong, P., Ye, G., Kaya, M., & Gu, L. (2020). Simulation-Driven Machine Learning for Predicting Stent Expansion in Calcified Coronary Artery. Applied Sciences10(17), 5820.
  21. Dong, P., Mozafari, H., Prabhu, D., Bezerra, H. G., Wilson, D. L., & Gu, L. (2020). Optical Coherence Tomography-Based Modeling of Stent Deployment in Heavily Calcified Coronary Lesion. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering142(5).
  22. Tong, J.*, Dong, P.*, Kedar, S., Ghate, D., & Gu, L. (2020). Three-Dimensional Characterization of Peripapillary Retinal Pigment Epithelium-Basement Membrane Layer in Patients following Lumbar Puncture. Applied Sciences10(5), 1559. (* contribute equally)
  23. Zheng, Q., Dong, P., Li, Z., Han, X., Zhou, C., An, M., & Gu, L. (2019). Mechanical characterizations of braided composite stents made of helical polyethylene terephthalate strips and NiTi wires. Nanotechnology Reviews8(1), 168-174.
  24. Wang, Y.*, Dong, P.*, Ke, J., Shen, X., Li, Z., Ren, K., ... & Gu, L. (2019). Experimental evaluation of self-expandable metallic tracheobronchial stents. Nanotechnology Reviews8(1), 136-142. (*contribute equally)
  25. Dong, P., Bezerra, H. G., Wilson, D. L., & Gu, L. (2019). Impact of Calcium Quantifications on Stent Expansions. Journal of biomechanical engineering141(2).
  26. Mozafari, H., Dong, P., Ren, K., Han, X., & Gu, L. (2019). Micromechanical analysis of bioresorbable PLLA/Mg composites coated with MgO: Effects of particle weight fraction, particle/matrix interface bonding strength and interphase. Composites Part B: Engineering162, 129-133.
  27. Mozafari, H., Dong, P., Hadidi, H., Sealy, M. P., & Gu, L. (2019). Mechanical Characterizations of 3D-printed PLLA/Steel Particle Composites. Materials12(1), 1.
  28. Mozafari, H., Dong, P., Zhao, S., Bi, Y., Han, X., & Gu, L. (2018). Migration resistance of esophageal stents: The role of stent design. Computers in biology and medicine100, 43-49.
  29. Lei, J., Dong, P., Li, Z., Zhu, F., Wang, Z., & Cai, X. (2017). Biomechanical analysis of the fixation systems for anterior column and posterior hemi-transverse acetabular fractures. Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica51(3), 248-253.

Recognition & Awards


Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, since 2018

Member, American Heart Association, since 2020

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