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1.         Vande Geest JP, Di Martino ES, Vorp DA*.  “An Analysis of the Complete Strain Field within FlexercellTM Membranes”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2004 Dec;37(12):1923-8. 

2.         Vande Geest JP, Sacks MS, Vorp DA*.  “Age Dependency of the Biaxial Biomechanical Behavior of Human Abdominal Aorta”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2004 Dec:126:815-822.

3.            Vorp DA*, Vande Geest JP.  “Biomechanical Determinants of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture”, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 2005 Aug;25(8):1558-66 (invited review paper).

4.            Freytes DO, Rundell AE, Vande Geest JP, Vorp DA, Webster TJ, and Badylak SF*.  “Analytically Derived Material Properties of Multilaminated Extracellular Matrix Devices using the Ball-burst Test”, Biomaterials, 2005 26(27):5518-5531.

5.            Vande Geest JP, Sacks MS, Vorp DA*. “The Effects of Aneurysm on the Biaxial Mechanical Behavior of Human Abdominal Aorta”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2006 39(7):1324-1334.

6.            Vande Geest JP, Wang DH, Wisniewski SR, Makaroun MS, Vorp DA*.  “Towards a Noninvasive Method for the Determination of Patient-Specific Wall Strength Distribution in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms”, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2006 34(7):1098-1106.

7.            Di Martino ES, Bohra A, Vande Geest JP, Gupta N, Makaroun MS, Vorp DA*.  “Biomechanical properties of ruptured versus electively repaired abdominal aortic aneurysm wall tissue.”  Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2006 Mar; 43(3):570-576; discussion 576.

8.            Vande Geest JP, Sacks MS, Vorp DA*.  “A Planar Biaxial Constitutive Relation for the Luminal Layer of Intraluminal Thrombus in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms”, Journal of Biomechanics 2006;39(13):2347-54.

9.            Vande Geest JP, Dillavou ED, Di Martino ES, Bohra A, Makaroun MS, Vorp DA*, “Gender-related differences in the tensile strength of abdominal aortic aneurysms”, Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Nov; 1085: 400-402 (short paper).

10.          Vande Geest JP, DI Martino ES, Bohra A, Makaroun MS, Vorp DA*, “A biomechanics-based rupture potential index for abdominal aortic aneurysm risk assessment: demonstrative application”, Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Nov;1085:11-21 (invited research article).

11.          Vande Geest JP*, Simon BR, Mortazavi A+, “Towards a Model for Local Drug Delivery in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms”, Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Nov; 1085: 396-399 (short paper).

12.          Vande Geest JP, Schmidt DE, Sacks MS, Vorp DA*. “The Effects of Anisotropy on the Stress Analyses of Patient-Specific Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.” Ann Biomed Eng. 2008 Jun;36(6):921-32.

13.          Ashton JH+, Vande Geest JP*, Simon BR, Haskett DG, “Compressive Mechanical Properties of the Intraluminal Thrombus in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Fibrin-Based Thrombus Mimics”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2009 Feb 9;42(3):197-201.

14.          Junkin M, Watson J+, Vande Geest JP, Wong PK*, “Template-guided Self-Assembly of Colloidal Quantum Dots Using Plasma Lithography”, Advanced Materials, 2009, 21:1-5.

15.          Mortazavi A+, Simon BR, Stamer WD, Vande Geest JP* “Drained Secant Modulus for Human and Porcine Peripapillary Sclera Using Unconfined Compression Testing”, Experimental Eye Research, 2009 Dec;89(6):892-7.

16.          Keyes JT+, Junkin M, Wong PK, Vande Geest JP*, “Computational Simulation of a Magnetic Microactuator for Tissue Engineering Applications”, Biomedical Microdevices, 2009 Dec;11(6):1259-67.

17.          Warren PD+, McGrath DV, Vande Geest JP*, “Effect of Crosslinker Length and Composition on the Hydrophobicity and Thermomechanical Response of Acrylate-based Shape Memory Polymers”, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2010 295:386-396. 

18.          Layman R+, Missoum S*, Vande Geest JP, “Simulation and Probabilistic Failure Prediction of Grafts for Aortic Aneurysm”, Engineering Computations, 2010; 27(1):84–105.

19.          Ayyalasomayajula, A+, Polk A+, Basudhar A, Missoum S, Nissim L, Vande Geest JP*, “Three Dimensional Active Contours for Reconstruction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2010 Jan;38(1):164-76.

20.          Haskett DG+, Johnson G+, Zhou A+, Utzinger U, Vande Geest JP*, “Microstructural and biomechanical alterations of the human aorta as a function of age and location”, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2010 Dec; 9(6):725-36.

21.          Alexander MJ+, Barkmeier-Kraemer J, Vande Geest JP*, “Biomechanical Response of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve in the Piglet”, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2010 Aug; 38(8):2553-62. 

22.          Ayyalasomayajula A+, Simon BR, Vande Geest JP*, “Porohyperelastic Finite Element Modeling of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2010 Oct;132(10):104502

23.          Vad S+, Eskinazi A+, Corbett T, McGloughlin T, Vande Geest JP*, “Coefficient of Friction of Endovascular Stent Grafts”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2010 Dec; 132(12):121007. 

24.          Yan D+, McPheeters S+, Johnson G+, Utzinger U, Vande Geest JP*, “Microstructural organization of the human posterior sclera as a function of age and ethnicity”, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2011 Feb; 52(2):821-829. 

25.          Ashton JH+, Mertz JA+, Harper JL+, Slepian MJ, Mills JL, McGrath DV, Vande Geest JP*, “Polymeric endoaortic paving: Mechanical, thermoforming, and degradation properties of polycaprolactone/polyurethane blends for cardiovascular applications”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2011 Jan; 7(1):287-94. 

26.          Keyes JT+, Borowicz SM+, Rader JH+, Utzinger U, Azhar M, Vande Geest JP*, “Design and demonstration of a microbiaxial optomechanical device for multi-scale characterization of soft biological tissues”, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2011 Jan; 13:1-9.

27.          Vande Geest JP*, Newberg T, Rigby PR, Simon BR, “Coupled porohyperelastic mass transport (PHEXPT) finite element models for soft tissues using ABAQUS”, J. Biomechanical Engineering. 2011 133(4):044502 

28.          Ashton JH+, Ayyalasomayajula A+, Vande Geest JP*, “Wall stress reduction in AAA as a result of polymeric endoaortic paving”, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2011 Jun 39(6):1680-1690. 

29.          Keyes JT+, Utzinger U., Vande Geest JP*,  “Adaptation of a Two-Photon-Microscope-Interfacing Planar Biaxial Testing Device for the Microstructural and Macroscopic Characterization of Small Tubular Tissue Specimens”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2011 Jul;133(7):075001. 

30.          Keyes JT+, Yan DM+, Vande Geest JP*, “A gimbal-mounted pressurization chamber for macroscopic and microscopic assessment of ocular tissues”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2011 Sep;133(9):095001.

31.          Haskett D+, Speicher E+, Fouts M, Larson D, Azhar M, Utzinger U, Vande Geest JP*, “The effects of angiotensin II on the coupled microstructural and biomechanical response of C57BL/6 mouse aorta”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2012 45(5):772-9.

32.          Haskett DG+, Doyle JJ, Gard C, Chen H, Ball C, Estabrook MA, Encinas AC, Dietz HC, Utzinger U, Vande Geest JP, Azhar M*, “Altered tissue behavior of non-aneurysmal descending thoracic aorta in the mouse model of marfan syndrome”, Cell and Tissue Research, 2012 Jan; 347(1):267-77.

33.          Keyes JT+, Lockwood D, Simon BR, Vande Geest JP*, “Deformationally dependent fluid transport properties of porcine coronary arteries based on location in the coronary vasculature”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2013 Jan; 17:296-306.

34.          Keyes JT+, Lockwood DR, Utzinger U, Montilla L, Witte RS, Vande Geest JP*, “Comparisons of planar and tubular biaxial tensile testing protocols of the same porcine coronary arteries”, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, special issue in cardiovascular mechanics, 2013, 41(7): 1579-1591. 

35.          Keyes JT+, Lockwood D, Simon BR, Vande Geest JP*, “Location dependent coronary artery diffusive and convective mass transport properties of a lipophilic drug surrogate measured using nonlinear microscopy”, Pharmaceutical Research, 2013 Apr; 30(4):1147-1160. 

36.          Warren PD+, Sycks DG, McGrath DV, Vande Geest JP*, “Modeling the microstructurally dependent mechanical properties of poly (ester-urethane-urea)s”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 2013, 101(12):3382-3387.

37.          Keyes JT+, Lockwood D, Simon BR, Vande Geest JP*, “A finite element study on variations in drug transport in stented porcine coronary arteries based on location in the coronary arterial tree”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2013 Jun 1; 135(6):61009-11.

38.          Haskett DG+, Azhar M, Utzinger U, Vande Geest JP*, “Progressive alterations in microstructural organization and biomechanical response in the apoE mouse model of aneurysm”, Biomatter. 2013 Apr 1;3(3):e24648-1 to e24648-10.

39.          Danford FL+, Yan D+, Dreier RA+, Cahir TM+, Girkin CA, Vande Geest JP*, “Differences in the region and depth-dependent microstructural organization in normal versus glaucomatous human posterior sclerae”, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2013 December 54(13):7922-7932.

40.          Harper JL+, Simon BR, Vande Geest JP*, “A one dimensional mixed porohyperelastic transport swelling finite element model with growth”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2014, 29:663-675.

41.          Pyne J+, Ayyalasomayajula A+, Danford FL+, Vande Geest JP*, “Sequential digital image correlation for the mapping of posterior ocular strains”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering Feb 2014, 136:021002-1 – 021002-12.

42.          Williams, MJ+, Utzinger U, Barkmeier-Kraemer J, Vande Geest JP*, “Differences in the microstructure and biomechanical properties of the recurrent laryngeal nerve as a function of age and location”, accepted in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Aug 2014, 136(8):081008.

43.          Ardila DC+, Tamimi E+, Danford FL+, Haskett DG+, Kellar RS, Doetschman T, Vande Geest JP*, “TGFβ2 differentially modulates smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration in electrospun gelatin-fibrinogen constructs”, Biomaterials Jan. 2015, 37:164-173.

44.          Williams MJ+, Ayyalasomayajula A+, Behkam R+, Bierhals AJ, Jacobs ME, Edgar JD, Paniello RC, Barkmeier-Kraemer JM, Vande Geest JP*, “A computational study of the role of the aortic arch in idiopathic unilateral vocal fold paralysis”, The Journal of Applied Physiology, 2015 Feb 15;118(4):465-74

45.          Ayyalasomayajula A+, Park RI, Simon BR, Vande Geest JP*, “A porohyperelastic finite element model of the eye: the influence of stiffness and permeability on intraocular pressure and optic nerve head biomechanics”, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2015 Jul 21:1-12. 

46.          Tamimi E+, Ardila DC+, Haskett DG+, Doetschman T, Slepian MJ, Kellar RS, Vande Geest JP, “The effect of cross linking time on the tubular biaxial mechanical properties of electrospun gelatin/fibrinogen vascular constructs”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2016 Jan 138(1):011001-1 – 011001-12.

47.          Harrison S+, Tamimi E+, Uhlorn J+, Vande Geest JP, “Computationally optimizing the compliance of a biopolymer based tissue engineered vascular graft”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2016 Jan 138(1):014505-1 – 014505-5.

48.          Haskett DG+, David Maestas, Stephen Howerton, Smith T+, Ardila DC+, Doetschman T, Utzinger U, McGrath D, McIntyre O, Vande Geest JP*,  “2-Photon characterization of optical proteolytic beacons for imaging changes in MMP activity in a mouse model of aneurysm”, accepted in Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016 Feb 23:1-12.

49.          Armstrong MH+, Buganza A, Kuhl E, Simon BR, Vande Geest JP*,  “A finite element model for mixed porohyperelasticity with transport, swelling, and growth”, accepted in PLoS One 2016 Apr 14;11(4):e0152806.

50.          Furdella KJ +, Witte RS, , Vande Geest JP*, “Tracking delivery of a drug surrogate in the porcine heart using photoacoustic imaging and spectroscopy”, accepted in the Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2017 Apr 1;22(4):41016. 

51.          Ram S, Danford FL+, Howerton S+, Rodriguez JJ, Vande Geest JP*, “Three-dimensional segmentation of the lamina cribrosa from multiphoton microscopy images”, accepted in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

52.          Behkam R+, Roberts KE+, Bierhals AJ, Jacobs ME, Edgar JD, Paniello RC , Woodson G, Vande Geest JP* and Barkmeier-Kraemer JM , “Aortic arch compliance and idiopathic unilateral vocal fold paralysis”, accepted in Journal of Applied Physiology



  • Address for reprint requests and other correspondence: J. P. Vande Geest, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Department of Bioengineering, Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory, 300 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, PA 15261        (e-mail: jpv20@pitt.edu).