Announcements

An article by Deepak Vashishth's group on "The Role of Extracellular Matrix Phosphorylation on Energy Dissipation in Bone" has been accepted for publication in eLife. The paper is the result of an international collaboration with authors from McGill (Canada), University of Southampton (UK), University of Patras (Greece), Aarhus University (Denmark) and Vienna University of Technology (Austria).  This work launches a new field in bone research as it is shown for the first time and explored mechanistically, how phosphorylation, an enzymatic modification, in bone proteins enhances bone fragili

Ryan Gilbert, a professor in the Biomedical Engineering department, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Ryan was selected for his outstanding contributions to the development of biomaterials for neural tissue engineering applications and inclusive demographic representation within our profession.

David Corr has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The membership level of Fellow is the highest one awarded by ASME and recognized members for their outstanding engineering achievements.

Bowen Wang, a PhD student in Deepak's group, has been selected to receive the ASBMR Young Investigator Award for his abstract presentation "Fracture Risk in Type 2 Diabetes: Longitudinal Glycemic Control-based Prediction and Efficacy of Medications".
More details about the award can be found here: https://www.asbmr.org/young-investigator-awards

Juergen Hahn has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the highest grade of membership. Members are nominated to this position in recognition of significant experience in, and service to, the field of chemical engineering.

Deepak Vashishth has been named a fellow of the American Bone and Mineral Society. This honor is given to long-term members who have “made outstanding contributions to the field of bone and mineral science.”

Juergen Hahn has accepted the position of deputy editor-in-chief of the Journal of Process Control. This international journal publishes wide-ranging research on the application of control theory, operations research, and computer science and engineering principles as they relate to energy, nanotechnology, systems biology, biomedical engineering, pharmaceutical processing, and data analytics, to name a few.

Michael Bramson, a doctoral student in David Corr's group, has been selected for a Best Paper Award at the 2020 International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons - XVIII, (the premiere tendon and ligament meeting), in Phoenix, AZ.  He was the sole winner based on his podium presentation of his abstract:

"Hypoxia Improves Biomechanical Properties of Scaffold-Free Engineered Tendon Fibers" by Bramson MTK and Corr DT