Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Robertson, Anne M
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Robertson, Anne M
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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering: Continuum Mechanics, University of California Berkeley, 1992

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 1987

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1983

Postdoctoral Training in Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 1993-1994

cerebral vascular disease

constitutive modeling of soft biological tissues

non-Newtonian fluid mechanics

(2009) Kakenhi invited speaker at the 6th International Intracranial Stent Meeting, (ICS09), Sendai,Japan.

(2007) Beitle-Veltri Memorial Outstanding Teaching Award, Awarded to one faculty in the Swanson School of Engineering per year (~120 faculty) at the University of Pittsburgh.

(2007) Robert O. Agbede Faculty Award for Diversity: In recognition of significant contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity in the School of Engineering.

(2005) Visiting Professorship from CEMAT (Center for Mathematics and its Applications) and FLAD (Luso American Foundation) at the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon.

(2001) Bicentennial Faculty Fellow, U. of Pittsburgh.

(2000) Letter of Commendation by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, U. of Pittsburgh for positive impact on students.

(1997) Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Research Grant Awardee.

(1992) The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship.

(1989) Soroptomist Founder Region Fellowship.

(1988) Allen D. Wilson Memorial Scholarship.

(1987) General Electric Foundation Award..

(1987) Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

(1986) University of California Graduate Opportunity Fellowship.

Robertson, A.M., and Watton, P.N., In press, "Structure and function of the arterial wall in health and disease," in Transport in Biological Media, S. Becker, and A. Kuznetsov, eds., Elsevier, p. 45.

Robertson, A.M., Hill, M.R., and Duan, X., 2012, "Collagen Fiber Recruitment in the Artery Wall," To appear in Special Track: Biomechanics from Cells to Tissues, 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC2012).

"Aneurysm Modelling: from Basic Science to Clinical Translation," To appear in : 3rd International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Biomedical Engineering - CMBE2013.

Aziz, K., Cebral, J., Duan, X., and Robertson, A.M., "An investigation of the variation in wallstructure and collagen architecture in thedomes of human cerebral aneurysms," To appear in The 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (CanCNSM 2013).

Phillippi, J.A., Green, B.R., Eskaya, M.A., Kotlarczyk, M.P., Hill, M.R., Robertson, A.M., Watkins, S.C., Vorp, D.A., and Gleason, T.G., "Mechanism of Aortic Medial Matrix Remodeling is Distinct in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients," To appear in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Valentin, A., Duan, X., Allen, R., Zunino, P., Wang, Y., and Robertson, A.M., "A Predictive Computational Model ofArterial Tissue Equivalent Evolution," To appear in The 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (CanCNSM 2013).

Robertson, A.M., 2012, "Structurally Motivated Models of the Arterial Wall - Experiments and Theory," The 7th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Robertson, A.M., and Durka, M.J., 2012, "Is Aspect Ratio Sufficient to Classify Intra-Aneurysmal Hemodynamics?," Special Track: Modelling and Simulation of Aneurysm Mechanics, 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC2012), Graz, Austria.

Robertson, A.M., and Watton, P.N., 2012, "Editorial: Computational Fluid Dynamics in Aneurysm Research: Critical Reflections, Future Directions," AJNR-American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol.33, no.12-00375, pp. 992-995.

Robertson, A.M., Hill, M.R., Duan, X., Gibson, G.A., and Watkins, S., 2012, "A theoretical and non-destructiveexperimental approach for direct inclusion of measured collagen orientation and recruitment into mechanical models of the artery wall," J of Biomechanics, vol.45, no.5, pp. 762-771.

Robertson, A.M., Watton, P.N., Ho, H., and Hunter, P.J., 2012, "Clinical Utility of Computational Modelling forTreatment of Cerebral Aneurysms- The Road from Virtual to Reality," Special Track: Modelling and Simulation of Aneurysm Mechanics, 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC2012), Graz, Austria.

Li, D., Robertson, A.M., Lin, G., and Lovell, M., 2012, "Finite element modeling of cerebral angioplasty using astructural multi-mechanism anisotropic damage model," Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng., vol.92, no.5, pp. 457-474.

Robertson, A.M., 2011, "Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Design and Development of AnimalModels for Studies of the Pathophysiology of Cerebral Aneurysms," Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering, CMBE11.

Robertson, A.M., 2011, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on 'Simulation and Modeling of Biological Flows - SIMBIO 2011, Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

Robertson, A.M., and Hill, M., 2011, "Abrupt recruitment of medial collagen fibers in the rabbit carotid artery- SBC2011-53641," Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC2011), Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington,Pennsylvania, USA.

Robertson, A.M., Hill, M.R., and Li, D., 2011, "Structurally motivated damage models for arterial walls- theory andapplication. In Modelling of Physiological Flows," in Modeling, Simulation and Applications, D. Ambrosi, A. Quarteroni, and G. Rozza, eds., Springer-Verlag, pp. 143-185.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., and Durka, M., 2011, "Application of computational fluid dynamics to the design anddevelopment of animal models of saccular aneurysms," International Conference on Mathematical Fluid Mechanics and Biomedical Applications, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Kallmes, D.F., Ding, Y.H., Kadirvel, R., Lewis, D.A., and Dai, D., 2011, "Hemodynamics ofelastase induced aneurysms in rabbit- A new high flow bifurcation model- SBC2011- 53819," Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC2011), Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington,Pennsylvania, USA.

2011, "Collagen Recruitment in the Rabbit Carotid Artery Wall," Session on Vascular Structure and Function, Cardiovascular Track, Annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Meeting, Hartford, CT.

Zeng, Z., Durka, M.J., Kallmes, D.F., Ding, Y., and Robertson, A.M., 2011, "Can aspect ratio be used to categorize intra-aneurysmal hemodynamics?--A study of elastase induced aneurysms in rabbit.," Journal of biomechanics, vol.44, no.16, pp. 2809-16.

Zeng, Z., Kallmes, D.F., Durka, M.J., Ding, Y., Lewis, D., Kadirvel, R., and Robertson, A.M., 2011, "Hemodynamics and anatomy of elastase-induced rabbit aneurysm models: similarity to human cerebral aneurysms?," AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, vol.32, no.3, pp. 595-601.

Robertson, A.M., 2010, "1D and Directed Continuum Models for Arterial Flows," Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Biomechanics, Singapore.

Robertson, A.M., 2010, "A Generalization of the Classical Approach for Handling Closure in 1D Models of theArterial System," 2010 SIAM Conference on Life Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Robertson, A.M., and Hill, M., 2010, "Combined Histological and Mechanical Evaluation of Isotropic Damage toElastin in Cerebral Arteries," Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Biomechanics, Singapore.

Robertson, A.M., Hill, M.R., and Li, D., 2010, "On the biomechanics of damage in cerebral vessels," IVth International Symposium on Modelling of Physiological Flows, MPF2010, Cagliari, Sardinia Island, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Chung, B.J., and Durka, M.J., 2010, "An in vitro device for evaluation of cellularresponse to flows found at the apex of arterial bifurcations," pp. 631-657.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Durka, M., and Kallmes, D.F., 2010, "Effects of Aspect Ratio on the Hemodynamics in Elastase Induced Rabbit Aneurysms," Fifth European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECCOMAS CFD 2010), Lisbon, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Durka, M., Kallmes, D.F., Kadirvel, R., Ding, Y., and Lewis, D.L., 2010, "Anatomy andhemodynamics in elastase-induced rabbit aneurysm models -- A comparison with human cerebral aneurysms," Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Biomechanics, Singapore.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Durka, M., Yonas, H., Takahashi, A., and Zakaria, H., 2010, "Parametric Modeling of CerebralAneurysms," Fifth European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECCOMAS CFD 2010), Lisbon, Portugal.

Zeng, Z., Kallmes, D.F., Durka, M.J., Ding, Y., Lewis, D., Kadirvel, R., and Robertson, A.M., 2010, "Sensitivity of CFD based hemodynamic results in rabbit aneurysm models to idealizations in surrounding vasculature.," Journal of biomechanical engineering, vol.132, no.9, p. 091009.

Robertson, A.M., 2009, "Constitutive modeling of cerebral artery damage," Mathematical Physics and PDEs, Trento, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., 2009, "Constitutive Modeling of Damage to the Arterial Wall- A Problem of Multiple Scales in Space and Time," Multi-scale Modelling for Industrial Flow Systems (MSM2009), CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia.

Robertson, A.M., and Li, D., 2009, "A Structural Damage Model for Cerebral Arterial Tissue and Angioplasty Simulation," 10th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Columbus, Ohio.

Robertson, A.M., and Li, D., 2009, "A Structural Multi-Mechanism Constitutive Equation for Cerebral ArterialTissue," Int J Solids Struct, vol.46, no.14-15, pp. 2920-2928.

Robertson, A.M., and Li, D., 2009, "A Structural Multi-Mechanism Damage Model for Cerebral Arterial Tissue," J Biomech Eng-T ASME, vol.131, no.10.

Robertson, A.M., and Li, D., 2009, "Constitutive modeling of the initiation and early stage development of cerebralaneurysms," 6th International Intracranial Stent Meeting, (ICS09), Sendai, Japan.

Robertson, A.M., and Li, D., 2009, "Finite Element Modeling of Cerebral Angioplasty using a Multi-MechanismStructural Damage Model Student Paper Competition," ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Robertson, A.M., Hydrean, C., Hill, M.R., and Wulandana, R., 2009, "A device for uniaxial mechanical testing ofarterial ring segments," Proceedings of the 2009 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsnurgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., Kadirvel, R., Ding, Y., Dai, D., Zeng, Z., Zakaria, H., Lewis, D., and Kallmes, D., 2009, "Differentialexpression of genes in elastase-induced saccular aneurysms with high and low aspect ratios," International Stroke Conference, San Diego, CA.

Robertson, A.M., Sequeira, A., and Owens, R.G., 2009, "Rheological Models for Blood," in CardiovascularMathematics: Modeling and simulation of the circulatory system, L. Formaggia, A. Quarteroni, and A. Veneziani, eds., Springer-Verlag.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Durka, M., Kallmes, D.F., Kadirvel, R., Ding, Y., and Lewis, D.A., 2009, "Hemodynamic featuresof elastase induced rabbit saccular aneurysms--coupling of biology and hemodynamics," Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Science, FBIS 2009, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Durka, M., Kallmes, D.F., Kadirvel, R., Ding, Y., and Lewis, D.A., 2009, "Recent results in anelastase induced saccular aneurysm model in rabbits," 6th International Intracranial Stent Meeting, (ICS09), Sendai, Japan.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Takahashi, A., and Durka, M., 2009, "Parametric Modeling of Intracranial Aneurysms," Proceedings of the 2009 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Takahashi, A., Shimizu, H., Ohta, M., and Tominag, T., 2009, "A parametric model for side wall and bifurcation cerebral aneurysms," 6th International Intracranial Stent Meeting, (ICS09), Sendai, Japan.

Robertson, A.M., 2008, "1D and Directed Continuum Models for Arterial Flows," Optimal Transport Workshop IV: Optimal Transport in the Human Body: Lungs and Blood, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA.

Robertson, A.M., 2008, "Multi-scale models of the vascular network supplying tumors," Lectures on Modelling Cancer Growth and Treatments, Estorial, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., 2008, "One-dimensional Generalized Newtonian Models for Flow in Slender Vessels," SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS08), San Diego, CA.

Robertson, A.M., 2008, "Review of Relevant Continuum Mechanics," in Hemodynamical Flows: Modeling, Analysis and Simulation, G.P. Galdi, R. Rannacher, A.M. Robertson, and S. Turek, eds., Oberwolfach Seminars, vol. 37, Birkhauswer.

Robertson, A.M., and Li, D., 2008, "A Structural Multi-Mechanism Damage Model For Cerebral ArterialTissue And Its Finite Element Implementation," Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC-2008, Marco Island, Florida, USA.

Robertson, A.M., Kadirvel, R., Ding, Y., Dai, D., Zeng, Z., Zakaria, H., Lewis, D.A., Cloft, H.J., and Kallmes, D.F., 2008, "Phosphorylation of Akt protein elevated inelastase-induced saccular aneurysms with high height to neck aspect ratio," 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiolology (ASNR) 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Robertson, A.M., Sequeira, A., and Kameneva, M., 2008, "Blood Rheology," in Hemodynamical Flows: Modeling, Analysis and Simulation, G.P. Galdi, R. Rannacher, A.M. Robertson, and S. Turek, eds., Oberwolfach Seminars, vol. 37, Birkhauswer.

Robertson, A.M., Zakaria, H., and Kerber, C.W., 2008, "Parametric Models for Studies of Flow in Arterial Bifurcations," Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol.36, no.9, pp. 1515-1530.

Robertson, A.M., Zeng, Z., Zakaria, H., Kadirvel, R., Ding, Y., and Kallmes, D., 2008, "CFD Study of theRelationship between wall shear stress and aspect ratio in elastase induced rabbit aneurysm models," Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC-2008, Marco Island, Florida, USA.

Galdi, G.P., Rannacher, R., Robertson, A.M., and Turek, S., 2008, "Hemodynamical Flows: Modeling, Analysis and Simulation," Oberwolfach Seminars, vol. 37, Birkhauswer, ISBN: 978-3-7643-7805.

Zakaria, H., Robertson, A.M., and Kerber, C.W., 2008, "A parametric model for studies of flow in arterial bifurcations.," Annals of biomedical engineering, vol.36, no.9, pp. 1515-30.

Robertson, A.M., Kadirvel, R., Ding, Y.H., Dai, D., Zakaria, H., Danielson, M.A., Lewis, D.A., and Kallmes, D.F., 2007, "Theinfluence of hemodynamic forces on biomarkers in the walls of elastase-induced aneurysm in rabbits," Neuroradiology, vol.49, no.12, pp. 1041-1053.

Robertson, A.M., Larkin, J., Barrows, J., Durka, M., Remic, D., and Zeng, Z., 2007, "Design of a Flow Chamber toExplore the Initiation and Development of Cerebral Aneurysms," Proceedings of the 2007 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Fall Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Robertson, A.M., Li, D., and Wulandana, R., 2007, "The Biomechanics of Cerebral Aneurysm Initiation and Development," Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Future Medical Engineering based on Bio-nanotechnology 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) program, pp. 18-21, Sendai, Japan.

Robertson, A.M., Wulandana, R., and Li, D., 2007, "On the biomechanics of the initiation and growth of intracranial aneurysms," International Conference on Mathematical Fluid Mechanics, in honor of Professor G. P Galdi, pp. 53-54, Estoril, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., and Wulandana, R., 2006, "A multi-mechanism model for aneurysm wall enlargement and remodeling," Proceedings of the World Congress of Biomechanics, S326, Munich, Germany.

Robertson, A.M., and Zakaria, H., 2006, "One dimensional models for arterial flow based on parameter identification using benchmark problems," Proceedings of BIO2006, 2006 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Florida, USA.

Robertson, A.M., Zakaria, H., and Kerber, C.W., 2006, "parametric model for studies of flow in arterial bifurcations," Proceedings of the ASME 2006 Summer Bioengineering Conference, BIO2006, Amelia Island, Florida.

Robertson, A.M., Zakaria, H., and Yonas, H., 2006, "Analysis of the importance of the ratio of aneurysm size toparent artery diameter on hemodynamic conditions," Proceedings of the World Congress of Biomechanics, S272, Munich, Germany.

Robertson, A.M., Zakaria, H., and Yonas, H., 2006, "Effect of Altered Cardiac Waveform on the Hemodynamic Features of Human Cerebral Aneurysms (abstract)," Proceedings of the 2006 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Fall Meeting, p. 92, Chicago, Illinois.

Robertson, A.M., Zakaria, H., and Yonis, H., 2006, "Importance of Aneurysm Size on Hemodynamic Conditions in and Around Saccular Aneurysms," Proceedings of the World Congress of Biomechanics, D. Liepsch, ed., MEDIMOND, pp. 1-7, Munich, Germany.

Robertson, A.M., Zakaria, H., Kallmes, D.F., Kadirvel, R., Ding, Y.H., Dai, D., and Lewis, D.A., 2006, "Similarhemodynamic features in elastase-induced rabbit saccular aneurysms compared to those of humans aneurysms," Proceedings of the World Congress of Biomechanics, S366, Munich, Germany.

Robertson, A.M., 2005, "Multi-scale Models of Arterial Flow," Modelling of Physiological Flows, Sesimbra, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., and Sequeira, A., 2005, "A Director Theory Approach for Modeling Blood Flow in the ArterialSystem: An Alternative to Classical 1D models," Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, vol.15, no.6, pp. 871-906.

Robertson, A.M., and Wulandana, R., 2005, "A Model for Cerebral Aneurysm Formation and its Associated Biomechanical Processes (abstract)," Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Baltimore, Maryland.

Robertson, A.M., and Wulandana, R., 2005, "An Inelastic Multi-Mechanism Constitutive Equation for Cerebral Arterial Tissue," Biomech Model Mechanobiol, vol.4, no.4, pp. 235-248.

Robertson, A.M., and Wulandana, R., 2005, "Modeling cerebral aneurysm development and relevant biological responses," Proceedings of the First International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues, Waikoloa , Hawaii, USA.

Robertson, A.M., and Wulandana, R., 2005, "Multi-Mechanism Constitutive Equations for ModelingAneurysm Development Including: Collagen Recruitment, Elastin Failure, Collagen Degradation and Collagen Synthesis," Proceedings of the ASME 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail, Colorado.

Robertson, A.M., Zakaria, H., Kallmes, D., Ding, Y., and Lewis, D., 2005, "Comparison Of HemodynamicFeatures Of Elastase-Induced Rabbit Saccular Aneurysms and Human Aneurysms (abstract)," Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), p. 846, Baltimore, Maryland.

Galdi, G.P., and Robertson, A.M., 2005, "On Flow of a Navier-Stokes Fluid in Curved Pipes Part I: Steady Flow," Appl. Math. Letters, vol.10, no.18, pp. 1116-1124.

Galdi, G.P., and Robertson, A.M., 2005, "The Relation Between Flow Rate and Axial Pressure Gradient for Time-Periodic Poiseuille Flow in a Pipe," J. Math. Fluid Mech., vol.2, no.7, pp. 215-223.

Robertson, A.M., 2004, "On the use of director theory for modeling flow in arteries," Partial Differential equations of Mathematical Physics, Capo Miseno (Italy).

Robertson, A.M., and Zakaria, H., 2004, "One Dimensional Non-Newtonian Models for Arterial Flow (abstract)," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, p. 119.

Robertson, A.M., 2003, "A Director Theory Approach for Studying Blood Flow in the Arterial System," Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations: Theory and Applications In honor of Professor Hugo Beirao da Veiga, University of Funchal, Madeira (Portugal).

Robertson, A.M., 2003, "On the Attainability of Steady Viscometric Flows, Topics in Mathematical FluidMechanics," Quaderni di Matematica, vol.10, pp. 219-245.

Robertson, A.M., 2003, "On the Use of Cosserat Theory for Modeling Arterial Flows," Symposium on Modeling of Physiological Flows, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland).

Robertson, A.M., 2003, "Use of A Cosserat Theory for Modeling Arterial Flow," Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Nashville, Tennessee.

Robertson, A.M., and Chung, B.J., 2003, "A Novel Flow Chamber to Evaluate Endothelial Cell Response to Flow at Arterial Bifurcations," Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Nashville, Tennessee.

Robertson, A.M., and Chung, B.J., 2003, "The Numerical Design of a Parallel Plate Flow Chamber forInvestigation of Endothelial Cell Response to Shear Stress," Proceedings of the Second M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics.

Robertson, A.M., and Wulandana, R., 2003, "A Multi-Mechanism Constitutive Equation for Modeling the Development of Cerebral Aneurysms," Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference and Symposium on Aortic Valve Sparing Surgery, p. 113, Charlotte, NC.

Robertson, A.M., and Wulandana, R., 2003, "Effects of pressure distribution on profiles of saccular aneurysms," Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Nashville, Tennessee.

Robertson, A.M., Chung, B.J., and Peters, D.G., 2003, "The Numerical Design of a Parallel Plate Flow Chamber forInvestigation of Endothelial Response to Shear Stress," Computers and Structures, vol.81, pp. 535-546.

Robertson, A.M., Berger, S.A., and Galdi, G.P., 2002, "An Innovative Way of Training Junior Mathematicians for Research in Blood Flow," Emissary, pp. 4-6.

Robertson, A.M., and Coscia, V., 2001, "Existence and Uniqueness of Steady, Fully Developed Flows of Second Order Fluids in Curved Pipes," Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences (M3AS), vol.6, no.11, pp. 1055-1071.

Robertson, A.M., and Wulandana, R., 2001, "A Model of Early Stage Aneurysm Development Based on an Inelastic Multi-Mechanism Constitutive Model," BED-Vol.50, ASME 2001 Bioengineering Conference, pp. 419-420.

Galdi, G.P., Haljasmaa, I.V., and Robertson, A.M., 2001, "On the effect of apex geometry on wall shear stress and pressure in two-dimensional models of arterial bifurcations," Math. Models Methods Appl. Sci., vol.3, no.11, pp. 499-520.

Robertson, A.M., and Jitchote, W., 2000, "Flow of Second Order Fluids in Curved Pipes," Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (JNNFM), vol.90, pp. 91-116.

Robertson, A.M., Haljasmaa, I., and Galdi, G.P., 2000, "On the Effect of Apex Geometry on Wall Shear Stress and Pressure in a 2-D Arterial Bifurcation," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, p. 13.

Robertson, A.M., Warzinski, R.P., Lynn, R.J., and Haljasmaa, I.V., 2000, "Development of a High-Pressure WaterTunnel Facility for Ocean C02 Storage Experimentation," 220th ACS National Meeting, CO2 Capture, Utilization and Sequestration, pp. 809-813, Washington, DC.

Robertson, A.M., and Wulandana, R., 1999, "se of a Multi-Mechanism Constitutive Model for Inflation of Cerebral Arteries," Proceedings of The First Joint BMES/EMBS Conference, p. 235, Atlanta, Georgia.

Robertson, A.M., Jitchote, W., and Chanchawichak, S., 1998, "Flows of Viscoelastic Fluids in Curved Pipes: TheEffect of Non-Zero Second Normal Stress Difference on Flow in Curved Pipes," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, p. 2133.

Robertson, A.M., and Li, G., 1997, "An Alternative Method for Characterizing Entry Length in Pipes," Bullein of the American Physical Society, p. 2251.

Robertson, A.M., Li, P., Horowitz, R., Alvarez, L., and Frankel, J., 1997, "An AHS Link Layer Controller for Traffic Flow Stabilization," Transportation Research, Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol.5, pp. 11-37.

Robertson, A.M., 1996, "Flow of Incompressible Viscous Fluids Through Curved Pipes of Non-Uniform Cross-Section," Intl. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids, vol.22, pp. 771-798.

Robertson, A.M., and Muller, S.J., 1996, "Flow of Oldroyd-B Fluids in Curved Pipes of Circular and Annular Cross Section," International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, vol.31, pp. 1-20.

Robertson, A.M., Bhatnagar, R.K., and Rajagopal, K.R., 1996, "Flow of a Non-Newtonian Fluid Between Intersecting Planes, One of Which is Moving," Rheologica Acta, vol.35, pp. 520-522.

Robertson, A.M., Li, P., Horowitz, R., Alvarez, L., and Frankel, J., 1995, "Traffic Flow Stabilization," Proceedings of the 1995 American Control Conference, pp. 144-149, Seattle, WA.

Robertson, A.M., 1992, "Doctoral Dissertation: On Viscous Flow in Curved Pipes of Variable Cross Section."

Robertson, A.M., and Zunino, P., 2013, "Some open problems in cardiovascular biomechanics - The intersection of applied mathematics, engineering and biology," Computational Math Seminar, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh.

Robertson, A.M., 2002, "The Arterial Wall," International School on Biomathematics, Bioengineering and Clinical Aspects of Blood Flow, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley, CA.

Robertson, A.M., 1999, "Fluid Dynamical Modeling of Cerebral Aneurysms," Summer School on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Coimbra, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., 1995, "Flow of Oldroyd-B Fluids," Conference on Recent Advances in Non-linear Fluid Dynamics and Related Topics, University of Pittsburgh.

Robertson, A.M., "Use of Cosserat Theory to Model Flow in Cerebral Vessels," Department of Mathematics, University of Naples II, Caserta, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., 1993, "Flow of Viscoelastic Fluids in Curved Pipes," Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.

Robertson, A.M., 1994, "Laminar Flow in Curved Pipes," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Davis.

Robertson, A.M., 1995, "Flow of Viscoelastic Fluids in Curved Pipes," Istituto Di Ingeneria, Univ. di Ferrara.

Robertson, A.M., 1996, "Flow of Viscoelastic Fluids in Curved Pipes," Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.

Robertson, A.M., 1996, "Flows of Viscoelastic Fluids," Department of Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., 1996, "Secondary Motion for a Navier-Stokes Fluid in Curved Pipes and Channels," Department of Mathematics, University of Naples II, Caserta, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., 1997, "Constitutive Modeling of Viscoelastic Fluids," Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., 1997, "Constitutive Modeling of Viscoelastic Fluids," Department of Mathematics, University of Trento, Trento, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., 1997, "Flows of Viscoelastic Fluids in Curved Pipes," Departments of Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., 1997, "Internal Flows of Viscoelastic Fluids," Department of Mathematics, University of Trento, Trento, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., 1999, "Flow of Second Order Fluids in Curved Pipes," Thematic Term: Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Coimbra, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., 1999, "Flows of Second Order Fluids in Curved Pipes," on the Occasion of D.D. Joseph's 70th Birthday, U. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Robertson, A.M., 1999, "Initiation and Development of Cerebral Aneurysms," Institut fur angewandte Mathematik, Heidelberg, Germany.

Robertson, A.M., 1999, "Initiation and Development of Cerebral Aneurysms," Muscoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., 1999, "On Steady Flows of Viscoelastic Fluids inCurved Pipes," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yale University.

Robertson, A.M., 1999, "Theoretical and Clinical Study of the Initiation Development and Rupture of Cerebral Aneurysms," Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh.

Robertson, A.M., 1999, Graduate School in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, IMPACT Program, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., 1999, Women in Engineering, Society of Women Engineers, Student Chapter Meeting, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., 2000, "The Importance of Fluid Dynamics and Tissue Properties in the Initiation," Development and Rupture of Cerebral Aneurysms, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh.

Robertson, A.M., 2000, "The Initiation and Development of Cerebral Aneurysms," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri.

Robertson, A.M., 2001, "A Multi-Mechanism Constitutive Model for Cerebral Arterial Tissue," Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania.

Robertson, A.M., 2001, "A Multi-Mechanism Constitutive Model for Cerebral Arterial Tissue," University of Évora, Capo Miseno.

Robertson, A.M., 2001, "A nonlinear, inelastic constitutive model for cerebral arterial tissue, with applications to intracranial aneurysms," Departamento de Matematica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., 2001, "Constitutive modeling of viscoelastic fluids with applications to flow in curved pipes," Departamento de Matematica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., 2003, "Constitutive Modeling of the Arterial Wall," Departamento de Matematica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., 2003, "On the Use of Cosserat Models for Arterial Flow," Department of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., 2003, "On the Use of Cosserat Models for Modeling Blood Flow in Arteries," Department of Mathematics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Robertson, A.M., 2003, "On the Use of Cosserat Theory for Modeling Blood Flow in Arteries," Institut fur angewandte Mathematik, Heidelberg, Germany.

Robertson, A.M., 2004, "Exploration of the initiation and development of cerebral aneurysms," Department of Mechanical Engineering, U. of Houston.

Robertson, A.M., 2005, "A Model for Cerebral Aneurysm Formation and its Associated Biomechanical Processes," ICES Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University.

Robertson, A.M., 2005, "One Dimensional and Director Theory Models of the Vasculature," Dip. di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano.

Robertson, A.M., 2005, "One Dimensional and Director Theory Models of the Vasculature," MOX, Mathematics Department, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., 2005, "One Steady Flows of Viscoelastic Fluids in Curved Pipes," Departamento de Matematica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.

Robertson, A.M., 2006, "Biomechanics of the Initiation and Growth of Cerebral Aneurysms," Department of Mechincal Engineering, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

Robertson, A.M., 2006, "Biomechanics of the Initiation and Growth of Intracranial Aneurysms," Vascular surgery unit of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., 2006, "On the use of Director Theories for Modeling Arterial Flows," Department of Mathematics, Florida State University.

Robertson, A.M., 2008, "Cerebral Aneurysms - A coupling between biology and fluid dynamics," 12th Grade Science Class, The Ellis School, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robertson, A.M., 2009, "A structural multi-mechanism model for cerebral arterial tissue with damage," Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Pisa, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., 2009, "A structural multi-mechanism model for cerebral arterial tissue with damage," MOX, Mathematics Department, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.

Robertson, A.M., 2009, "Constitutive modeling of the initiation and early stage development of cerebral aneurysms," School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

Robertson, A.M., 2009, "Constitutive Models for the Formation of Cerebral Aneurysms," School of Computational Sciences, George Mason University.

Robertson, A.M., 2010, "Hemodynamics - An Instigator of Growth, Remodeling and Damage in the Arterial wall," Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI), Darmstadt, Germany.

Robertson, A.M., 2010, "On the Biomechanics of Damage in Cerebral Vessels," Brown University, Division of Applied Mathematics, Providence, RI.

Robertson, A.M., 2010, "On the Biomechanics of Damage in Cerebral Vessels," Workshop on Fluid Solid Interaction, Department of Mathematics, Darmstadt, Germany.

Robertson, A.M., 2010, "Overview of Constitutive Models for Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics: with motivation from hemodynamics," Department of Mathematics, Darmstadt, Germany.

Robertson, A.M., 2010, "The pathophysiology of cerebral aneurysms - Recent results and future directions," Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, U. of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

Robertson, A.M., 2012, "Presentation Speech," NAMEPA Outstanding Minority Engineering Program Administrator Award to Dr. Wosu of the Swanson School of Engineering, Closing Banquet of the 33rd Annual NAMEPA National Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

1995, "Flow of Oldroyd-B Fluids in Curved Pipes of Circular and Annular Cross Section," Spring Semester Lecture Series, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.