Taotao Wu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Deciphers the Networked Brain Through Traumatic Injury

Phone: 706-542-1653


716A Boyd Research and Education Center
200 D. W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States

The mysteries of complex brain function and cognition have always intrigued us. Taotao Wu specializes in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), offering a unique window into understanding these puzzles. At the forefront of multidisciplinary research, Dr. Wu investigates brain injury mechanisms from an integrative perspective. Employing computational models, preclinical tools, and neuroimaging, he uncovers insights into individual brain phenotypes, recovery processes, and personalized diagnostics. His work spans biomechanics, neuroscience, and brain recovery, with a vision to transform TBI comprehension, enable tailored protection and therapies, and advance our understanding of the brain's intricate network system.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 2019
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Forestry University, 2011

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2023 – present
  • Courtesy Faculty, University of Georgia Institute of Bioinformatics, 2023 – present

Other Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2020-2023   
  • Graduate Research Assistant and Research Associate, University of Virginia, 2014-2019      
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Tsinghua University, 2010-2011

Areas of Specialty

  • Traumatic brain injury, brain disorders
  • Injury biomechanics, finite element analysis
  • Network neuroscience, neurodynamic modeling
  • Neuroimage


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