[Illinois] GEM4 2012: Tissue Mechanics

By Jay Humphrey

Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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Our objective is to educate researchers and graduate students about the fundamentals of cell and molecular biomechanics, and to provide an intense learning experience, and to facilitate interactions among engineers, biologists and clinicians. The goals are to help train a new generation of researchers with in-depth knowledge of mechanics and biology and to help engineers and biologists apply biomechanical approaches in biomolecular, cellular, tissue-level, animal model studies.


Humphrey received his B.S. from Virginia Tech, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular biomechanics at Johns Hopkins University. Humphrey previously held positions in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland (1987-1998) and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University (1999-2010).

The Yale researcher is the author of three textbooks, including "Cardiovascular Solid Mechanics" and "An Introduction to Biomechanics," and over 190 journal articles. He was the 2011 recipient of the H.R. Lissner Medal (Highest Divisional Award) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). An invited lecturer at many colleges and universities, he has been recognized as a fellow of both the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the ASME.

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