Deva Chan

Deva Chan

Director, Purdue Small Animal and Engineering (3T) MRI Facilities
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (courtesy)


Phone: +1 (765) 496-1768
Fax: +1 765 496-1459

Purdue University
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering
206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032

Research web site:


  • BS, Bioengineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2004
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of California at Davis, 2008
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, 2012

Research Interests

  • Multi-scale orthopedic biomechanics
  • Magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis, assessment, and intervention in musculoskeletal and neural disease
  • Mechanobiology of hyaluronan metabolism, function, and signaling
  • Osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease
  • Brain biomechanics and neurotrauma