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Award: Katie Hollar Awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship

Congrats to Katie Hollar for being name an NSF Graduate Fellowship, a prestigious honor given to only 2,000 graduate students in the country. Katie will be using this fellowship to pursue a research project in the NTM lab related to … (Read More) Award: Katie Hollar Awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship

Thesis Proposal: Congrats to Derek Nesbitt!

Congrats to Derek Nesbitt for successfully proposing his thesis project, “Effect of Age and Fiber Orientation on the Quasi-Static Failure Behavior of Human Meniscus”. Nicely done Derek! (Read More) Thesis Proposal: Congrats to Derek Nesbitt!

Abstracts Accepted: Word Congress of Biomechanics

Congrats to John Everingham, Maddie Krentz, Derek Nesbitt, Edgar Rios, and Stephanie Frahs for being first authors on abstracts accepted to the World Congress of Biomechanics. It should be a really fun conference in Dublin this summer!   (Read More) Abstracts Accepted: Word Congress of Biomechanics

Thesis Proposal: Congrats to Maddie Krentz!

Congrats to Maddie Krentz for successfully proposing her thesis project, “Effect of Age on the Fatigue Properties of Human Meniscus”. Well done Maddie! (Read More) Thesis Proposal: Congrats to Maddie Krentz!

Thesis Defense: Congrats to John Everingham!

Congrats to John Everingham for successfully defending his thesis project, “Experimental methods to model ligament healing”. John is finishing an extremely productive M.S. degree as an author on two published papers, and a 1st author on a pending paper. It’s … (Read More) Thesis Defense: Congrats to John Everingham!

Grant Funded: Congrats to Dr. Gunes Uzer

Congrats to Prof. Gunes Uzer for being awarded an AR3T grant through the University of Pittsburgh and the NIH. The $133,000 grant is entitled “Replicating Marrow Mechanics of Stem Cells Ex Vivo”. Dr. Lujan is a Co-Investigator on the grant … (Read More) Grant Funded: Congrats to Dr. Gunes Uzer

Manuscript Accepted: Congrats to Stina Stender!

Congrats to Christina Stender for being first author on a manuscript accepted to the Journal, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology! The paper, “Modeling the effect of collagen fibril alignment on ligament mechanical behavior”, uses experimental and computational methods to predict … (Read More) Manuscript Accepted: Congrats to Stina Stender!

Manuscript Accepted: Congrats to Katie Hollar!

Congrats to Katie Hollar for being first author on a manuscript accepted to the Wear Journal! The paper, “Quantifying wear depth in hip prostheses using a 3D optical scanner”, develops and validates a new technique to visualize in vivo wear … (Read More) Manuscript Accepted: Congrats to Katie Hollar!

Manuscript Accepted: Congrats to Kevin Warburton!

Congrats to Kevin Warburton for being first author on a manuscript accepted to the Journal of Orthopaedic Research! The paper, “Wear Testing of a Canine Hip Resurfacing Implant That Uses Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene”, develops and tests a new type of … (Read More) Manuscript Accepted: Congrats to Kevin Warburton!

Award: Maddie Krentz wins 3rd place at SB3C for the B.S. Student Paper Competition

Congrats to Maddie Krentz for winning 3rd place in the B.S. student paper competition at the SB3C conference in Tuscon, AZ. Maddie won this award for her project “Using ASTM Guidelines for Tensile Testing to Standardize the Specimen Geometry of … (Read More) Award: Maddie Krentz wins 3rd place at SB3C for the B.S. Student Paper Competition