Thank you for making SB3C2015 a success!

We had nearly 750 attendees, a fantastic venue and a great program!

We look forward to seeing you at the next SB3C conference!

Download the Program Book (.zip / ~4mb)
Download the Proceedings Book (.zip / ~77mb)

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The errata for the program is also available. Click here to download.

Many thanks to the SB3C2015 Sponsors!

Federal Support

National Science Foundation

Premier Sponsors

Virginia Tech
University of Utah, Bioengineering
Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (GT/Emory), Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience


Pitt Swanson Engineering / Bioengineering


SCI Utah



Student Paper Competition Results

BS Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Design & Devices, Biotransport, Biofluid Mechanics
1st Wear Simulator for Canine Total Hip Replacements Kevin Warburton  Boise State University
2nd Quantitative Visualization of Drug Response of Breast Cancer Cells Within a Three-Dimensional Extracellular Matrix Brett Klosterhoff  Purdue University
3rd Material Property Testing of Carboxymethylated Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Polymer McKenna Drysdale  University of Utah
Human Dynamics, Injury, Tissue Mechanics, Cellular &Tissue Engineering
1st Can Measured Muscle Synergies Reconstruct Unmeasured Muscle Excitations? Nicholas Bianco  University of Florida
2nd The Temporal Change in Protein Biomarkers of Vitreous Humor following Blast Trauma of the Visual System Justin Jones  University of Utah
3rd A Mechanical Model For Cortical Folding During Brain Development Nithya Vijayakuma  Stanford University

MS Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Biofluids, Biotransport, Design and Devices
1st Elevated Wall Shear Stress Predicts Branch Graft Failure Following Chimney Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Rosamaria Tricarico  University of Florida
2nd Image-based 3D Morphometric Analysis of the Clavicle Intramedullary Canal in Male Population Jazmine Aira  University of South Florida
3rd Establishing In Vivo Hemodynamic Baseline In A Normotensive Rat Model Daniela Velez-Rendon  University of Illinois – Chicago
Dynamics, Injury, Cell & Tissue Mechanics
1st Accurate Prediction of Collagen Fiber Distribution using FFT: A Validation Study Erica Morrill  Boise State University
2nd Development of a Human Knee Joint Finite Element Model to Investigate Cartilage Stress During Walking in Obese and Normal Weight Adults Meghan Sylvia  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
3rd Individual Cell-Based Morphological Analysis to Determine Chirality of Epithelial Morphogenesis Michael Raymond, Jr.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

PhD Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Biofluid Mechanics
1st Hemodynamic Characterization of Different Basilar Tip Aneurysm Templates Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Priya Nair  Arizona State University
2nd Suction Effect Produced by Active Contraction of Collecting Lymphatic Vessels Facilitates Lymphatic Filling Samira Jamalian  Imperial College London
3rd Increased Red Blood Cell Stiffness Increases Pulmonary Vascular Resistance And Pulmonary Arterial Pressure David Schreier  University of Wisconsin-Madison
Biotransport and Simulation
1st CFD Simulation of Transition to Turbulence for Newtonian vs. Non-Newtonian Flow Through a Stenosis M. Owais Khan  University of Toronto
2nd Reduced Lymphatic Function Correlates With Disease Progression In a Novel Single Vessel Ligation Model of Lymphedema Michael Weiler  Georgia Institute of Technology
3rd Combined Experimental and Finite Element Analysis to Determine the Diffusion Coefficient Within and Between Human Skin Layers Anne M. Römgens  Eindhoven University of Technology
Cellular and Tissue Engineering
1st Interstitial Cell Migration in Dense Connective Tissues is Modulated by Matrix Microstructure and Micromechanics Feini Qu  University of Pennsylvania
2nd In Vitro Growth Trajectory And In Vivo Implantation Of Cell-seeded Disc-like Angle Ply Structures For Total Disc Replacement John Martin  University of Pennsylvania
3rd Cells Alter Traction Force and Orientation in Response to Long-term Cyclic Stretch Heather Cirka  Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mechanics and Rehabilitation
1st Blocking Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier Breakdown Prevents the Development of Pain Following Nerve Root Compression Injury Jenell Smith  University of Pennsylvania
2nd Defining Collagen Fiber Mechanics in Neuron-Collagen Constructs Under Stretch Using Integrated Experimental & Modeling Approaches Sijia Zhang  University of Pennsylvania
3rd Redistribution of Knee Loads Using Auditory Feedback from Pressure Detecting Shoe Insoles Christopher Ferrigno  Rush University
Tissue Mechanics: Characterization
1st Evidence that Interfibrillar Load Transfer in Tendon is Supported by a Network of Small Diameter Collagen Fibrils Spencer Szczesny  University of Pennsylvania
2nd Regional Contraction Shapes the Three-Dimensional Morphogenesis of the Embryonic Forebrain Kara Garcia  Washington University in St. Louis
3rd 3D Strains in Posterior Sclera Using Ultrasound Speckle Tracking Elias Pavlatos  The Ohio State University
Tissue Mechanics: Injury and Repair
1st Thermoresponsive, Redox-crosslinked Cellulosic Hydrogels Undergo In Situ Gelation And Restore Nucleus Pulposus Biomechanical Properties Post Nucleotomy Devika Varma  The City College of New York
2nd Influence of Intracortical Porosity on the Fracture Susceptibility of Human Cortical Bone Andrew Baumann  University of Notre Dame
3rd A Multigenerational Collagen Damage Model Explains Engineered Cartilage Growth and Remodeling Phenomena Robert Nims  Columbia University