DoD Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Application Institute, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (BHSAI/USAMRMC), Frederick, MD
Developed computational models for orthopedic tissue engineering applications. Accomplishments include:
- Quantified the impacts of overuse-injury risk factors on bone biomechanics by combining musculoskeletal analysis with mechanical stress modeling.
- Predicts subject-specific and activity-dependent stresses and strains in the human bones.
- Applications include evaluation of the human-environment interaction, design of personalized orthopedic implants, and development of customized training regimes.
- Evaluated anatomical variability within a group based on statistical shape analysis.
- Applications include probabilistic modeling, which provides information on the variance in biomechanical responses due to morphological differences.
- Obtained a five-million dollar research grant (W81XSH-13-MOMJPC5-IPPEHA) from the Department of the Army
- Studying the effects of military training on bone microstructure using high-resolution imaging and computational modeling.
- Collaborated with scientists from institutions including United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Harvard University, University of North Carolina, and United States Military Academy.