Seminar 7th December 2011 2 p.m. Building 5, Room 2015
'Multi-scale mechanics and mechano-adaptation in bone'
Dr. Sandra J. Shefelbine
Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
Structural and compositional properties of bone throughout its hierarchy (from the whole bone to the molecule) are responsible for its unique mechanical properties, particularly its strength and toughness and its ability to adapt to mechanical load. Disruptions within the hierarchy or alterations in the mechanical load on the bone can result in changes in its mechanical and structural properties. The Shefelbine lab uses a combination of computational modeling, animal experiment, and clinical studies to examine multi-scale mechanics and adaptation in bone. The techniques they have developed to investigate multi-scale mechanics help in understanding bone's adaptive response, which occurs across length scales.
Dr. Sandra J. Shefelbine is currently on the faculty in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. She received her BSE from Princeton University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, an MPhil in Engineering Design from Cambridge University, and a PhD from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering. She was recipient of the National Science Foundation International Post-Doctoral Fellowship for work at the Institute for Orthopedic Research (Ulm, Germany) and subsequently had a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Radiology at UCSF. She currently lectures mechanics and orthopaedic biomechanics and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Imperial College Rector's Medal for Teaching Excellence.
This seminar is part of the joint research group initiative and researchers from ALL groups (Bio, Materials and nCATS) should attend. Others also are welcome.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 13:45.
Dr Nong Gao
Materials Research Group,
School of Engineering Sciences,
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ,
Tel. (00-44) (0)23-80595094
FAX (00-44) (0)23-80593016