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In 2018, the SB3C conference paired with World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland.

Thank you to all 4000+ presenters, delegates, exhibitors, support staff, guests, families & friends who supported us!

Student Paper Competition Results

BS Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Locomotion, Musculoskeletal, Sports Biomechanics, and Central Nervous System
1st Asymmetry in peak ground/pedal reaction forces for transtibial amputees in gait, cycling, and elliptical training Greg  Orekhov California Polytechnic State University
2nd Relationship between bilateral asymmetry of the trunk muscle volume and club head speed in collegiate golfers Yoka  Izumoto Ritsumeikan University
3rd Electromyography normalization strategies in individuals with Achilles tendon rupture Sheridan Parker University of Delaware
Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Cellular & Tissue Biomechanics, Biofluid & Biotransport, and Emerging Areas
1st Work and Dissipation During Morphogenesis: Developing 3D Finite Element Models to Understand the Balance of Elastic and Viscous Losses During Convergence and Extension David  Denberg University of Pittsburgh
2nd Haemodynamics in the feto-placental vasculature of healthy and intrauterine growth restricted fetuses Nikhilesh  Bappoo University of Western Australia, Perth
3rd Modeling cell motility in repsonse to dynamic changes in substrate mechanical environment Spencer  Halberg University of Iowa

MS Level:

  Title Name Affiliation
Biofluid & Biotransport, Cellular & Molecular Biomechanics, Muscoloskeletal Biomechanical
1st Structural Characterization of Human Lamina Cribrosa and Its Correlation to Pressure-induced Strains Yik Tung Tracy Ling Johns Hopkins University
2nd (tie) The Effect of EMG Biofeedback during Scapular Plane Elevation/Lowering and Functional Task in Patients with Subacromial Impingement Syndrome Lin-Ling Huang National Taiwan University
2nd (tie) Data-driven sonification of CFD aneurysm models Daniel MacDonald University of Toronto
3rd Universal glass-forming behavior of living cytoplasm Masahiro Ikenaga Kyushu Univ.
Sport Biomechanics, Devices, Emerging areas, Cardiovascular Biomechanics
1st A Novel Bioreactor that Applies Dynamic Distortion to 3D Cellular Constructs John Everingham Boise State University
2nd Direct comparison of 4D Flow MRI and Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry on a patient-specific intracranial aneurysm model Katrina Ruedinger University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI
3rd Protein nanoparticles derived from lung extracellular matrix induce pro-regenerative phenotype of macrophages in vitro Patrick Link Virginia Commonwealth University

PhD Level:

  Title Name Affiliation
Biotransport, Cryopreservation and Cardiovascular Modeling
1st Place FSI models of murine hemodynamics in wild type and Fbln5-/- populations Federica Cuomo Univ of Michigan & Yale
2nd Place Effects of spleno-mesenteric confluence angle on helicity and flow distribution in the portal vein David Rutkowski Univ of Wisconsin
3rd Place The development of phase change electrodes for electroporation-based therapies Timothy O’Brien Virginia Tech
Cardiovascular Imaging and Modeling
1st Place Multidirectional failure of human ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms: a multiscale modeling approach Christopher Korenczuk Univ of Minnesota
2nd Place Propagation-based phase-contrast imaging of aortic dissection in mice: from individual elastic lamella to 3D analysis Gerlinde Logghe Ghent University
3rd Place The mechanical modulation of cardiac wound healing and scar formation Laura Caggiano Univ of Virginia
Cardiovascular Mechanics and Cell Biomechanics
1st Place Degradation of Arterial Collagen with Applied Strain: Critical Influence of Matrix Content and Collagen Crimp Robert Gaul Trinity College
2nd Place Emergence of neuro-muscular junction and neural network in a novel co-culture platform Onur Aydin Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3rd Place (tie) The osteocyte primary cilium mediates flow-induced changes in actin organization and cell shape Michael P. Duffy Columbia University
3rd Place (tie) Thermodynamic framework for cell spreading and dynamic contractility Eoin McEvoy National University of Ireland, Galway
Biomechanics at the Cell, Tissue and Multiscale Level
1st Place Actomyosin contractility-dependent matrix stretch and recoil induces rapid cell migration William Wang Univ of Michigan
2nd Place Stribeck curve analysis of temporomandibular joint condylar cartilage reveals friction coefficients are dependent on anatomic location Jill Middendorf Cornell University
3rd Place Multiscale model of the effects of mechanical loading on tendon healing Kellen Chen Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville
Musculoskeletal Mechanics
1st Place A combined statistical shape modelling and musculoskeletal simulation approach to investigate the effect of patellofemoral geometry on joint mechanics in tibial tubercle osteotomy Allison Clouthier Queens University
2nd Place ER-alpha deletion from mature osteoblasts increases severity of load-induced osteoarthritis in female mice Sophia Ziemian Cornell
3rd Place Exploring mechanisms for functional changes in the major bundles of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee during skeletal growth Stephanie Cone NC State Univ & UNC-Chapel Hill
Sports Biomechanics
1st Place Constant force shock absorbers for preventing traumatic brain injury Michael Fanton Stanford
2nd Place Injury Criterion Assessment of High Rate Lateral Loading Don Sherman Wayne State University
3rd Place Axolemma vulnerability in axonal injury: a computational perspective Annaclaudia Montanino Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden