Thank you for making SB3C2016 a success!

We had more than 700 attendees, a fantastic venue and a great program!

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

Download the Program Book (.zip / ~7mb)
Download the Proceedings Book (.zip / ~77mb)

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

2016 Registration Fees

Registration Dates Full Student
Early Registration: May 7, 2016 $575 $350
Regular Registration: June 28, 2016 $665 $430
Onsite Registration $755 $510

Many thanks to the SB3C2016 Sponsors!

Generous Support from NSF and NIH

NIH, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
  • NSF 1634513
  • GARDE: General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering
  • BMMB: Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • BBE: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

Event Patrons

Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh


Virginia Commonwealth University, Biomedical Engineering Department
TA Instruments
The University of Akron College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering
Vascular Simulations
School of Engineering, University of Kansas
George Mason University, Department of Bioengineering
Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems (BIOMED)
Drexel University, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Northeastern University, Department of Bioengineering
Abemis LLC

Student Award Sponsor

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech

Student Paper Competition Results

BS Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Physiology and Diseases, Cellular and Tissue Mechanics, and Biomaterial and Material Characterization
1st Ultrasound Measurement of Shape Change During In Vitro Inflation of an Arterial Bifurcation  John P. Carruth  University of Minnesota
2nd The Characterization of the Bone Marrow Mechanical Environment Using Poroelastic Models With Material Properties Determined From Micro-Finite Element Modeling  Jason A. Shar  University of Mount Union
3rd Three-Element Windkessel Model to Describe Pulmonary Vasculature Changes in Hypertensive Rat  Jesse W. Gerringer  University of Illinois Chicago
Imaging, Devices, Human Dynamics and Injury, Fluids and Microfluidics, and Heat Transfer
1st DTI Voxel-Wise Analysis of Mild TBI in Neonatal Pigs Following Non-Impact Head Rotation  Boston C. Terry  University of Utah
2nd Characterizing a Novel Ex-Vivo Animal Knee Model: ACL Rupture and Meniscus Compressive Strength  Nicole L. Zaino  Clarkson University
3rd Characterization of Particulate and Vapor Phase Nicotine in Electronic Cigarettes  Mark C. Daley  Bucknell University

MS Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Physiology and Diseases, Cellular and Tissue Mechanics, and Biomaterial and Material Characterization
1st Early Production of Phospholipase A2 Accompanies Spinal Neuroinflammation and Pain Following Nerve Root Compression  Sonia Kartha  University of Pennsylvania
2nd Effect of Ablation Pattern on Mechanical Function the Atrium: A Finite-Element Study  Thien-Khoi N. Phung  University of Virginia
3rd (tie) Long-Term Exposure to Buffer Solution Alters Tendon Structure and Mechanics-Implications for Fatigue Studies  Babak N. Safa  University of Delaware
3rd (tie) Disorganized Layers Within an Otherwise Aligned Fibrous Network Preserve Bulk Mechanics and Promotes Strain Reconstitution in the Context of Radial Tears  Sonia Bansal  University of Pennsylvania
Imaging, Devices, Human Dynamics and Injury, Fluids and Microfluidics, and Heat Transfer
1st Comprehensive Hemodynamics of Living Donor Liver Transplant  David R. Rutkowski  University of Wisconsin
2nd Patient Specific Computational Models to Optimize Surgical Correction for Flatfoot Deformity  Brian A. Smith  Virginia Commonwealth University
3rd Drill-Specific Head Impact Exposure in Youth Football Practice  Eamon Campolettano  Virginia Tech

PhD Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Signaling and Remodeling
1st Cadherin-11 Exacerbates Maladaptive Remodeling After Myocardial Infarction  Alison Schroer  Vanderbilt University
2nd Reproduction Induces Adaptation of the Maternal Skeleton and Alters Patterns of Postmenopausal Bone Loss  Chantal M. J. de Bakker  University of Pennsylvania
3rd Local Changes to the Growth Plate in Response to Injury  Lauren M. Mangano  Boston University
Mechanosensing and Mechanics
1st N-Cadherin Adhesive Interactions Modulate ECM Mechanosensing and Fate Commitment in Mesenchymal Stem Cells  Brian D. Cosgrove  University of Pennsylvania
2nd Molecular Level Detection and Quantification of Collagen Mechanical Damage Using Collagen Hybridizing Peptides  Jared L. Zitnay  University of Utah
3rd A Multiphysics Model of the Pacinian Corpuscle  Julia C. Quindlen  University of Minnesota
Tissue Mechanics and Modeling
1st Tsai-Hill Maximum-Work Theory as a Failure Criterion for Fibrous Biological Tissues  Christopher E. Korenczuk  University of Minnesota
2nd Subject-Specific vs  Vahhab Zarei  University of Minnesota
3rd Dynamic Imaging of Tendon Tissue Stress  Jack A. Martin  University of Wisconsin
Biomechanics of Injury
1st Coronal Head Rotation and Rapid Corpus Callosum Tract Strain in Sports-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury  Fidel Hernandez  Stanford University
2nd Principal Component Analysis of Friction Force Hysteresis Curves for Detecting Fatigue Failure and Generating Frictional S-N Curves for Articular Cartilage  Krista M. Durney  Columbia University
3rd Alterations in the Anterior Capsule Correlate With Impaired Joint Mechanics in a Rat Elbow Model of Post-Traumatic Joint Stiffness  Chelsey Dunham  Washington University
Cardiac and Vascular
1st Acute Effects of Cell Free Hemoglobin and Sickled Red Blood Cells on Pulmonary Vascular Impedance in Otherwise Healthy Mice  David A. Schreier  University of Wisconsin
2nd Cellular Architecture Dictates Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells  Zaw Win  University of Minnesota
3rd Virtual Evaluation of Surgical Revascularization Techniques in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery  Abhay B. Ramachandra  Stanford University
Devices, Microfluidics, and Sensing
1st Programming ‘On-Demand’ Delivery From Mechanically Activated Microcapsules  Bhavana Mohanraj  University of Pennsylvania
2nd Error and Uncertainty Quantification of a Commercial CFD Solver in an Intracranial Aneurysm  Nicole Varble  SUNY University at Buffalo
3rd Thermal Contrast Amplification (TCA) Readers Improve the Limit of Detection for Influenza and Malaria Lateral Flow Assays  Yiru Wang  University of Minnesota