Thank you for making SB3C2017 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 / ~5mb)
Download the Proceedings Book (.zip / ~77mb)

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The errata for the program is also available. View the errata.

A .zip file of individual abstracts is also available for download.

2017 Registration Fees

Registration Dates Full Student
Early Registration: May 15, 2017 $575 $350
Regular Registration: June 20, 2017 $665 $430
Onsite Registration $755 $510

Many thanks to the SB3C2017 Sponsors!

Generous Support from NSF

CBET Division
Engineering of Biomedical Systems
Disability & Rehabilitation Engineering
Fluid Dynamics
CMMI Division
Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
DMR Division

Generous Support from ASME

Sponsor of the Student Paper Competition

Generous Support from NIH

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13EB024395-01 from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Event Patrons

Student Paper Competition Results:

  Title Name Affiliation
Human Dynamics and Injury, Devices, and Imaging
1st Design and Characterization of a Helmholtz Resonator for Brain Magnetic Resonance Elastography Rachel E. Mickelson Washington University in St. Louis
2nd Experimental Motion Tracking of the Membrane in the Penn State Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device Philip E. Crompton Pennsylvania State University
3rd A Clinical Study: Thermal Contrast Amplification Reader Improves the Detection of Strep Throat for Lateral Flow Assays Erin Louwagie University of Minnesota
Fluids and Microfluidics, Cellular and Tissue Mechanics, Physiology and Diseases
1st Steady-State Characterization of the Mechanical Properties of the Pacinian Corpuscle Ellen T. Bloom University of Minnesota
2nd The Effect Of Fiber Orientation Of Failure Patterns In The Bovine Meniscus Derek Q. Nesbitt Boise State University
3rd Using ASTM Standards To Reduce Clampsite Failures In Tensile Tests Of Soft Fibrous Tissue Madison E. Krentz Boise State University
Title Name Affiliation
Physiology & Diseases, Cellular & Tissue Mechanics, Devices
1st Local Discontinuities in Aligned Fibrous Networks Attenuate Tissue-to-Nuclear Strain Transmission Tonia Tsinman University of Pennsylvania
2nd Mechanical Analysis of Heterogeneous Pulmonary Acinus Structure Using Image-based and Mathematical Models Keisuke Nishimoto Osaka University
3rd (tie) Geometric Modeling of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms under Surveillance: A Retrospective Study Shalin Parikh University of Texas, San Antonio
3rd (tie) Clinical Outcomes in Microvascular Disease Patient-Subgroup With Epicardial Stenosis: A Pilot Study to Assess a Newly Developed Pressure-Flow Diagnostic Endpoint Ullhas U. Hebbar University of Cincinnati
Dynamics & Injury, Fluids & Microfluidics, Biotransport & Heat Transfer
1st Cancer Associated Fibroblast-Induced Spatiotemporal Contraction in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Michael Bradney Purdue University
2nd Extracellular Matrix Composition Modulates the Migratory Response of Breast Cancer Cells in a 3D Microfluidic Culture Karina M. Lugo-Cintrón University of Wisconsin
3rd Network Model of Extracellular Fluid Flow Through Rat Cerebral Cortex Parenchyma and Perivascular Spaces Julian Rey Univeristy of Florida
Title Name Affiliation
Imaging, Biofluid Mechanics, and Biotransport
1st Enhanced Hyperthermia due to Gold Nano-particles During MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Ablation Procedures Surendra Devarakonda University of Cincinnati
2nd Cfd Model & Mri Measurement Of Intrathecal Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics In A Cynomolgus Monkey Mohammadreza Khani University of Idaho
3rd An Improved Micro-thermal Sensor For Planning And Guidance Of Pulmonary Vein Cryotherapy Harishankar Natesan University of Minnesota
Tissue Mechanics and Characterization
1st A Finite Element Algorithm for Large Deformation Frictional Contact of Biphasic Materials with Application to Contact of Articular Cartilage in Diarthrodial Joints Brandon Zimmerman Columbia University
2nd Influence of Optic Nerve Head Material Properties on Rat Optic Nerve Strains Due to Elevated Intraocular Pressure Stephen Schwaner Goergia Tech
3rd Shear Wave Elastography for Assessing Myocardial Material Properties: an In Vitro, Ex Vivo and In Silico Study Annette Caenen Ghent University
Cellular Mechanics and Mechanobiology
1st Anisotropic Hysteresis in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Zaw Win University of Minnesota
2nd Insights into Tribological Rehydration of Articular Cartilage via Analysis of Solute Transport in situ Brian Graham University of Delaware
3rd Targeting Primary Cilia-Mediated Mechanotransduction To Enhance Whole Bone Adaptation Milos Spasic Columbia University
Diseases, Injury, and Remodeling
1st Arterial Damage Model Based On Empirical Stretch Thresholds Of Collagen Unfolding And Tissue Yielding Matthew Converse University of Utah
2nd Statin Attenuates the Inflammatory Damage on Cartilage by Inhibiting Rho Activity in Chondrocytes Mengxi Lv University of Delaware
3rd Modeling Tendon Viscoelasticity, Plasticity, and Damage Using Reactive Inelasticity Babak Safa University of Delaware
Extracellular Matrix Biomechanics
1st Modeling the Effect of Spatially-Dependent ECM Fiber Deposition on Cell Tensional Homeostasis Shannen Kizilski University of Minnesota
2nd Shear Characterization of the Lumbar Facet Capsular Ligament Emily Bermel University of Minnesota
3rd Micromechanics of Elastic Lamellae in Mouse Carotid Artery Xunjie Yu Boston Unversity, Boston
Biomaterials and Material-Cellular Interaction
1st Substrate Stiffness Dictates Macrophage Polarization And Their Cross-talk With Mesenchymal Stem Cells : Implications For Biomaterial Design Rukmani Sridharan Royal College of Surgeons
2nd Adhesive Films for Enhanced Tendon-to-Bone Repair Stephen Linderman Washington University
3rd A Thermodynamic Statistical Mechanics Model to Investigate the Influence of Ligand Density and Substrate Stiffness on Cell Spreading Eoin McEvoy National University of Ireland Galway

Undergraduate Design Competition Winners

3rd Place: University of Delaware
Training Device for Wheelchair Racing
Sarah Peden, Marjelle Scheffers, Gnanadesikan Somasundaram, Dylan Wergelis-Isaacson, Sarah Rooney

2nd Place: University of Alberta
Design and Analysis of a Soft-robotic Exoskeleton for Restoration of Hand Function
Vincent Castonguay-Siu, Dalen Mimeault, Pratik Shah, Craig Trischuck, Heather Williams, Michael Lipsett

1st Place: Clarkson University
Coughing for Better Health: A Prosthesis to Aid in Sputum Expectoration in Laryngectomees
Nicole D’Ambrosio, Matthew Haltermann, Alden Mitchell, Kota Tamura, Kara Van Herwarde, Byron Erath