Biological Systems and Materials

 

Officers

Chair: Karen Kasza | Columbia University Email
Vice-Chair: Jon Estrada | University of Michigan Email
Secretary: Alexander McGhee | University of Wisconsin Email

 

Overview

The purpose of the Technical Division on Biological Systems and Materials is to provide technical benefit to its members by:

 

  • Providing a forum for exchange of information on mechanics of biological materials
  • Advancing biotechnology through timely exchange and dissemination of information
  • Planning and coordinating, in cooperation with others, the biomechanics activities of the Society
  • Providing improved technical interaction between materials scientists, biologists, and engineers
  • Promoting and/or organizing special sessions, symposia, short courses, workshops, manuals or monographs
  • Interacting, assisting and cooperating with other committees, societies, associations or organizations on the topic of biomechanics

 

International Symposium on the Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials

This symposium is motivated by the need for cross talk between experimental mechanics, materials science, biology, and medicine. The symposium fosters the exchange of ideas and information among scientists and engineers involved in the research and analysis of how mechanical loads interact with the structure, properties, and function of living matter and their constituents. The scope includes experimental, imaging, numerical and mathematical techniques and tools spanning various length and time scales which provide insight into biological systems and materials. This year’s symposium includes the following planned sessions:

 

  • Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology
  • Biomimetic and Surrogate Materials
  • Force Generation in Biological Machinery
  • Multiscale Tissue Mechanics
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • DIC in Biomaterials NEW!
  • Biomechanics in Sports Science NEW!
  • Time Dependent Behavior of Soft and/or Living Materials NEW!
 
 
2018 Paper Title:  Measurements of Adhesion between Polymer Nanofibers
Author(s):  D. Das, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; I. Chasiotis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presented at:  2018 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 4-6, 2018
 
2012 Paper Title:  Effect of Crystallite Orientation on Nanomechanical Properties of a Nanostructured poly (KAMPS) / aragonite
Author(s):  C.S. Korach, Stony Brook University; R.K. Pai, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Presented at:  SEM XII International Congress and Exposition, June 11-14, 2012, Costa Mesa, CA
 
2010 Paper Title:  Characterization of Mechanochemically Active Polymers Using Combined Photoelasticity and Fluorescence Measurements
Author(s):  S. Kramer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presented at:  2010 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 7-10, 2010, Indianapolis, IN
 
2009 Paper Title:  Mechanics of Magnetoelastic MEMS Sensors for Bio-detection
Author(s):  C. Liang, B.C. Prorok, Auburn University
Presented at:  2009 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 1-4, 2009, Albuquerque, NM
 

 

 
 
2018 Paper Title:  A Probability Density Function for Polycrystalline Two-dimensional Materials
Author(s):  C.S. DiMarco, Columbia University; J. Hone–Columbia University; J.W. Kysar–Columbia University
Presented at:  2018 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 4-6, 2018
 
2012 Paper Title:  Porous Hydroxyapatite-polyhydroxybutyrate Composites Fabricated by a Novel Method via Centrifugation
Author(s):  M.M. Porter, S. Lee, University of California;, San Diego; N. Tanadchangsaeng, M.J. Haremko, J. Yu, University of Hawii at Manoa; M.A. Meyers, J. McKittrick, University of California, San Diego
Presented at:  SEM XII International Congress and Exposition, June 11-14, 2012, Costa Mesa, CA
 
2010 Paper Title:  Magnetic Resonance Elastrography of the Mouse Vitreous Humor In Vivo
Author(s):  E.H. Clayton, Washington, University in St. Louis
Presented at:  2010 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 7-10, 2010, Indianapolis, IN
 
2009 Paper Title:  On the Fracture Toughness and R-Curve Behavior of Human Enamel
Author(s):  D. Bajaj, A. Nazari, S. Park, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; G.D. Quinn, University of Maryland, Baltimore County/National Institute of Standards and Technology; D. Arola, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Presented at:  2009 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 1-4, 2009, Albuquerque, NM