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Jonathan Vande Geest

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Professor and Director of PhD Admissions
Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory Bioengineering Department

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PhD, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2005

BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2000

Furdella, K.J., Higuchi, S., Behrangzade, A., Kim, K., Wagner, W.R., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2021). In-vivo assessment of a tissue engineered vascular graft computationally optimized for target vessel compliance. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 123, 298-311.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2020.12.058.

Liou, J.J., Drewry, M.D., Sweeney, A., Brown, B.N., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2020). Decellularizing the Porcine Optic Nerve Head: Toward a Model to Study the Mechanobiology of Glaucoma. TRANSLATIONAL VISION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 9(8), 17.Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). doi: 10.1167/tvst.9.8.17.

Liou, J.J., Shoemaker, J.E., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2020). Mechanobiology of the Optic Nerve Head in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. In Mechanobiology. (pp. 47-64).Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-817931-4.00003-0.

Ardila, D.C., Liou, J.J., Maestas, D., Slepian, M.J., Badowski, M., Wagner, W.R., Harris, D., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2019). Surface Modification of Electrospun Scaffolds for Endothelialization of Tissue-Engineered Vascular Grafts Using Human Cord Blood-Derived Endothelial Cells. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 8(2), 185.MDPI AG. doi: 10.3390/jcm8020185.

Ardila, D.C., Tamimi, E., Doetschman, T., Wagner, W.R., & Geest, V.J.P. (2019). Modulating smooth muscle cell response by the release of TGF beta 2 from tubular scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering. JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE, 299, 44-52.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2019.02.024.

Behkam, R., Kollech, H.G., Jana, A., Hill, A., Danford, F., Howerton, S., Ram, S., Rodriguez, J.J., Utzinger, U., Girkin, C.A., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2019). Racioethnic differences in the biomechanical response of the lamina cribrosa. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 88, 131-140.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2019.02.028.

Kollech, H.G., Ayyalasomayajula, A., Behkam, R., Tamimi, E., Furdella, K., Drewry, M., & Geest, J.P.V. (2019). A subdomain method for mapping the heterogeneous mechanical properties of the human posterior Sclera. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 7(MAY). doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2019.129.

Kollech, H.G., Ayyalasomayajula, A., Behkam, R., Tamimi, E., Furdella, K., Drewry, M., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2019). A Subdomain Method for Mapping the Heterogeneous Mechanical Properties of the Human Posterior Sclera. FRONTIERS IN BIOENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 7, 129.Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2019.00129.

Tamimi, E.A., Ardila, D.C., Ensley, B.D., Kellar, R.S., & Vande Geest, J. (2019). Computationally optimizing the compliance of multilayered biomimetic tissue engineered vascular grafts. J Biomech Eng, 141(6).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4042902.

Ram, S., Danford, F., Howerton, S., Rodriguez, J.J., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2018). Three-Dimensional Segmentation of the Ex-Vivo Anterior Lamina Cribrosa From Second-Harmonic Imaging Microscopy. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 65(7), 1617-1629.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TBME.2017.2674521.

Behkam, R., Roberts, K.E., Bierhals, A.J., Jacobs, M.E., Edgar, J.D., Paniello, R.C., Woodson, G., Geest, J.P.V., & Barkmeier-Kraemer, J.M. (2017). Aortic arch compliance and idiopathic unilateral vocal fold paralysis. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 123(2), 303-309.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00239.2017.

Furdella, K.J., Witte, R.S., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2017). Tracking delivery of a drug surrogate in the porcine heart using photoacoustic imaging and spectroscopy. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL OPTICS, 22(4), 41016.SPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.4.041016.

Tamimi, E.A., Pyne, J.D., Muli, D.K., Axman, K.E., Howerton, S.J., Davis, M.R., Girkin, C.A., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2017). Racioethnic Differences in Human Posterior Scleral and Optic Nerve Stump Deformation. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 58(10), 4235-4246.Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). doi: 10.1167/iovs.17-22141.

Armstrong, M.H., Tepole, A.B., Kuhl, E., Simon, B.R., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2016). A Finite Element Model for Mixed Porohyperelasticity with Transport, Swelling, and Growth. In Aliseda, A. (Ed.). PLOS ONE, 11(4), e0152806.Public Library of Science (PLoS). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152806.

Ayyalasomayajula, A., Park, R.I., Simon, B.R., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2016). 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, 19(6), 591-602.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/10255842.2015.1052417.

Harrison, S., Tamimi, E., Uhlorn, J., Leach, T., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2016). Computationally Optimizing the Compliance of a Biopolymer Based Tissue Engineered Vascular Graft. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 138(1).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4032060.

Haskett, D.G., Maestas, D., Howerton, S.J., Smith, T., Ardila, D.C., Doetschman, T., Utzinger, U., McGrath, D., McIntyre, J.O., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2016). 2-Photon Characterization of Optical Proteolytic Beacons for Imaging Changes in Matrix-Metalloprotease Activity in a Mouse Model of Aneurysm. MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS, 22(2), 349-360.Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi: 10.1017/S1431927616000088.

Tamimi, E., Ardila, D.C., Haskett, D.G., Doetschman, T., Slepian, M.J., Kellar, R.S., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2016). Biomechanical Comparison of Glutaraldehyde-Crosslinked Gelatin Fibrinogen Electrospun Scaffolds to Porcine Coronary Arteries. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 138(1).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4031847.

Ardila, D.C., Tamimi, E., Danford, F.L., Haskett, D.G., Kellar, R.S., Doetschman, T., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2015). TGF beta 2 differentially modulates smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration in electrospun gelatin-fibrinogen constructs. BIOMATERIALS, 37, 164-173.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.10.021.

Williams, M.J., Ayylasomayajula, A., Behkam, R., Bierhals, A.J., Jacobs, M.E., Edgar, J.D., Paniello, R.C., Barkmeier-Kraemer, J.M., & Geest, J.P.V. (2015). A computational study of the role of the aortic arch in idiopathic unilateral vocal-fold paralysis. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 118(4), 465-474.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00638.2014.

Harper, J.L., Simon, B.R., & Geest, J.P.V. (2014). A one-dimensional mixed porohyperelastic transport swelling finite element model with growth. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, 29, 663-675.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.04.019.

Pyne, J.D., Genovese, K., Casaletto, L., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2014). Sequential-Digital Image Correlation for Mapping Human Posterior Sclera and Optic Nerve Head Deformation. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 136(2), 021002.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4026224.

Williams, M.J., Utzinger, U., Barkmeier-Kraemer, J.M., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2014). Differences in the Microstructure and Biomechanical Properties of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve as a Function of Age and Location. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 136(8).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4027682.

Danford, F.L., Yan, D., Dreier, R.A., Cahir, T.M., Girkin, C.A., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2013). Differences in the Region- and Depth-Dependent Microstructural Organization in Normal Versus Glaucomatous Human Posterior Sclerae. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 54(13), 7922-7932.Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-12262.

Haskett, D., Azhar, M., Utzinger, U., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2013). Progressive alterations in microstructural organization and biomechanical response in the ApoE mouse model of aneurysm. Biomatter, 3(3).Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.4161/biom.24648.

Haskett, D., Johnson, G., Zhou, A., Utzinger, U., & Vande Geest, J. (2013). Erratum to: Microstructural and biomechanical alterations of the human aorta as a function of age and location (vol 12, pg 413, 2013). BIOMECHANICS AND MODELING IN MECHANOBIOLOGY, 12(2), 413-414.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10237-012-0415-6.

Keyes, J.T., Lockwood, D.R., Simon, B.R., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2013). Deformationally dependent fluid transport properties of porcine coronary arteries based on location in the coronary vasculature. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, 17, 296-306.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.10.002.

Keyes, J.T., Lockwood, D.R., Utzinger, U., Montilla, L.G., Witte, R.S., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2013). Comparisons of Planar and Tubular Biaxial Tensile Testing Protocols of the Same Porcine Coronary Arteries. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 41(7), 1579-1591.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10439-012-0679-0.

Keyes, J.T., Simon, B.R., & Geest, J.P.V. (2013). A Finite Element Study on Variations in Mass Transport in Stented Porcine Coronary Arteries Based on Location in the Coronary Arterial Tree. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 135(6), 61008-61011.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4024137.

Keyes, J.T., Simon, B.R., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2013). Location-Dependent Coronary Artery Diffusive and Convective Mass Transport Properties of a Lipophilic Drug Surrogate Measured Using Nonlinear Microscopy. PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH, 30(4), 1147-1160.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s11095-012-0950-y.

Warren, P.D., Sycks, D.G., McGrath, D.V., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2013). Modeling the microstructurally dependent mechanical properties of poly(ester-urethane-urea)s. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART A, 101(12), 3382-3387.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.34641.

Haskett, D., Doyle, J.J., Gard, C., Chen, H., Ball, C., Estabrook, M.A., Encinas, A.C., Dietz, H.C., Utzinger, U., Vande Geest, J.P., & Azhar, M. (2012). Altered tissue behavior of a non-aneurysmal descending thoracic aorta in the mouse model of Marfan syndrome. CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH, 347(1), 267-277.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s00441-011-1270-y.

Haskett, D., Speicher, E., Fouts, M., Larson, D., Azhar, M., Utzinger, U., & Geest, J.V. (2012). The effects of angiotensin II on the coupled microstructural and biomechanical response of C57BL/6 mouse aorta. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 45(5), 772-779.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.11.017.

Holmes, J.W., & Geest, J.P.V. (2012). Cardiovascular solid mechanics grows and remodels. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 45(5), 727.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.11.011.

Ashton, J.H., Ayyalasomayajula, A., Simon, B.R., & Geest, J.P.V. (2011). Wall Stress Reduction in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms as a Result of Polymeric Endoaortic Paving. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 39(6), 1680-1689.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10439-011-0271-z.

Ashton, J.H., Mertz, J.A.M., Harper, J.L., Slepian, M.J., Mills, J.L., McGrath, D.V., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2011). Polymeric endoaortic paving: Mechanical, thermoforming, and degradation properties of polycaprolactone/polyurethane blends for cardiovascular applications. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 7(1), 287-294.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2010.09.004.

Haskett, D., Azhar, M., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2011). Biomechanical Considerations of Animal Models of Aortic Aneurysm. In Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials. 7, (pp. 401-421).Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/8415_2011_76.

Keyes, J.T., Borowicz, S.M., Rader, J.H., Utzinger, U., Azhar, M., & Geest, J.P.V. (2011). Design and Demonstration of a Microbiaxial Optomechanical Device for Multiscale Characterization of Soft Biological Tissues with Two-Photon Microscopy. MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS, 17(2), 167-175.Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi: 10.1017/S1431927610094341.

Keyes, J.T., Haskett, D.G., Utzinger, U., Azhar, M., & Geest, J.P.V. (2011). Adaptation of a Planar Microbiaxial Optomechanical Device for the Tubular Biaxial Microstructural and Macroscopic Characterization of Small Vascular Tissues. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 133(7), 075001.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4004495.

Keyes, J.T., Yan, D., Rader, J.H., Utzinger, U., & Geest, J.P.V. (2011). A Gimbal-Mounted Pressurization Chamber for Macroscopic and Microscopic Assessment of Ocular Tissues. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 133(9), 095001.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4004921.

Vande Geest, J.P., Simon, B.R., Rigby, P.H., & Newberg, T.P. (2011). Coupled Porohyperelastic Mass Transport (PHEXPT) Finite Element Models for Soft Tissues Using ABAQUS. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 133(4).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4003489.

Vande Geest, J.P., Simon, B.R., Rigby, P.H., & Newberg, T.P. (2011). Coupled porohyperelastic mass transport (PHEXPT) finite element models for soft tissues using ABAQUS. J Biomech Eng, 133(4), 044502. doi: 10.1115/1.4003489.

Yan, D., McPheeters, S., Johnson, G., Utzinger, U., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2011). Microstructural Differences in the Human Posterior Sclera as a Function of Age and Race. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 52(2), 821-829.Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). doi: 10.1167/iovs.09-4651.

Alexander, M.J., Barkmeier-Kraemer, J.M., & Geest, J.P.V. (2010). Biomechanical Properties of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve in the Piglet. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 38(8), 2553-2562.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10439-010-0013-7.

Ayyalasomayajula, A., Polk, A., Basudhar, A., Missoum, S., Nissim, L., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2010). Three Dimensional Active Contours for the Reconstruction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 38(1), 164-176.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10439-009-9833-8.

Ayyalasomayajula, A., Vande Geest, J.P., & Simon, B.R. (2010). Porohyperelastic Finite Element Modeling of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 132(10), 104502.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4002370.

Haskett, D., Johnson, G., Zhou, A., Utzinger, U., & Vande Geest, J. (2010). Microstructural and biomechanical alterations of the human aorta as a function of age and location. BIOMECHANICS AND MODELING IN MECHANOBIOLOGY, 9(6), 725-736.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10237-010-0209-7.

Layman, R., Missoum, S., & Geest, J.V. (2010). Simulation and probabilistic failure prediction of grafts for aortic aneurysm. ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS, 27(1-2), 84-105.Emerald. doi: 10.1108/02644401011008531.

Vad, S., Eskinazi, A., Corbett, T., McGloughlin, T., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2010). Determination of Coefficient of Friction for Self-Expanding Stent-Grafts. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 132(12), 121007.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4002798.

Vad, S., Eskinazi, A., Corbett, T., McGloughlin, T., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2010). Determination of coefficient of friction for self-expanding stent-grafts. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132(12). doi: 10.1115/1.4002798.

Warren, P.D., McGrath, D.V., & Geest, J.P.V. (2010). Effect of Crosslinker Length and Composition on the Hydrophobicity and Thermomechanical Response of Acrylate-Based Shape-Memory Polymers. MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING, 295(4), 386-396.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/mame.200900348.

Ashton, J.H., Geest, J.P.V., Simon, B.R., & Haskett, D.G. (2009). Compressive mechanical properties of the intraluminal thrombus in abdominal aortic aneurysms and fibrin-based thrombus mimics. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 42(3), 197-201.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.10.024.

Junkin, M., Watson, J., Geest, J.P.V., & Wong, P.K. (2009). Template-Guided Self-Assembly of Colloidal Quantum Dots Using Plasma Lithography. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 21(12), 1247-+.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/adma.200802122.

Keyes, J., Junkin, M., Wong, P.K., & Geest, J.P.V. (2009). Computational simulation of a magnetic microactuator for tissue engineering applications. BIOMEDICAL MICRODEVICES, 11(6), 1259-1267.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10544-009-9345-1.

Mortazavi, A.M., Simon, B.R., Stamer, W.D., & Geest, J.P.V. (2009). Drained secant modulus for human and porcine peripapillary sclera using unconfined compression testing. EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH, 89(6), 892-897.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2009.07.011.

Geest, J.P.V., Schmidt, D.E., Sacks, M.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2008). The effects of anisotropy on the stress analyses of patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysms. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 36(6), 921-932.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10439-008-9490-3.

Di Martino, E.S., Bohra, A., Vande Geest, J.P., Gupta, N., Makaroun, M.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2006). Biomechanical properties of ruptured versus electively repaired abdominal aortic aneurysm wall tissue. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 43(3), 570-576.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2005.10.072.

Geest, J.P.V., Di Martino, E.S., Bohra, A., Makaroun, M.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2006). A biomechanics-based rupture potential index for abdominal aortic aneurysm risk assessment - Demonstrative application. ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM: GENETICS, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 1085(1), 11-21.Wiley. doi: 10.1196/annals.1383.046.

Geest, J.P.V., Dillavou, E.D., Di Martino, E.S., Oberdier, M., Bohra, A., Makaroun, M.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2006). Gender-related differences in the tensile strength of abdominal aortic aneurysm. ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM: GENETICS, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 1085(1), 400-402.Wiley. doi: 10.1196/annals.1383.048.

Geest, J.P.V., Sacks, M.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2006). The effects of aneurysm on the biaxial mechanical behavior of human abdominal aorta. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 39(7), 1324-1334.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.03.003.

Vande Geest, J.P., Sacks, M.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2006). A planar biaxial constitutive relation for the luminal layer of intra-luminal thrombus in abdominal aortic aneurysms. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 39(13), 2347-2354.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2006.05.011.

Vande Geest, J.P., Wang, D.H.J., Wisniewski, S.R., Makaroun, M.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2006). Towards a noninvasive method for determination of patient-specific wall strength distribution in abdominal aortic aneurysms. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 34(7), 1098-1106.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10439-006-9132-6.

Freytes, D.O., Rundell, A.E., Vande Geest, J., Vorp, D.A., Webster, T.J., & Badylak, S.F. (2005). Analytically derived material properties of multilaminated extracellular matrix devices using the ball-burst test. BIOMATERIALS, 26(27), 5518-5531.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2005.01.070.

Vorp, D.A., & Geest, J.P.V. (2005). Biomechanical determinants of abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. ARTERIOSCLEROSIS THROMBOSIS AND VASCULAR BIOLOGY, 25(8), 1558-1566.Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi: 10.1161/01.ATV.0000174129.77391.55.

Geest, J.P.V., Di Martino, E.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2004). An analysis of the complete strain field within Flexercell(TM) membranes. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 37(12), 1923-1928.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2004.02.022.

Vande Geest, J.P., Sacks, M.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2004). Age dependency of the biaxial biornechanical Behavior of humian abdominal aorta. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 126(6), 815-822.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.1824121.

Liou, J.J., Tien, S., Yee, M., Kinchington, P.R., Girkin, C.A., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2019). Manipulating Gene Expression of Human Lamina Cribrosa Cells and Astrocytes. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 60(9).

Vande Geest, J.P., Kollech, H.G., Behkam, R., Jana, A., Utzinger, U., & Girkin, C.A. (2019). Biomechanical Response of the Lamina Cribrosa in Glaucomatous and Non glaucomatous samples. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 60(9).

Rice, P.F., Howard, C.C., Koevary, J.W., Danford, F.L., Gonzales, D.A., Vande Geest, J.P., Latt, L.D., Szivek, J.A., Amodei, R., Slayton, M., Barton, J.K., Amodei, R. (2018). Structural and functional assessment of intense therapeutic ultrasound effects on partial Achilles tendon transection. In Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVI, 10484.SPIE. doi: 10.1117/12.2288525.

Valencia-Rivero, K.T., Cruz, J.C., Briceno, J.C., D'Amore, A., Ye, S.H., Geest, J.V., & Wagner, W.R. (2018). Decreased Platelet Deposition in SIS-Based Vascular Grafts via Covalent Conjugation of RAFT Polymers. In 2018 IX International Seminar of Biomedical Engineering (SIB).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/sib.2018.8467727.

Geest, J.P.V., Ram, S., Howerton, S.J., Danford, F., Utzinger, U., & Rodriguez, J.J. (2016). Racioethnic Differences in the Biomechanical Environment of the Lamina Cribrosa. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 57(12).

O'Leary, S.A., Healey, D.A., Kavanagh, E.G., Walsh, M.T., McGloughlin, T.M., & Doyle, B.J. (2014). The Biaxial Biomechanical Behavior of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Tissue. In ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 42(12), (pp. 2440-2450).Springer Science and Business Media LLC.United States. doi: 10.1007/s10439-014-1106-5.

Ayyalasomayajula, A., & Vande Geest, J. (2013). Determining Heterogeneity in the Scleral Shell Using an Inverse Mechanics Approach. In Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions, 1 B.American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2013-14747.

Keyes, J.T., Montilla, L.G., Witte, R.S., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2013). Retention and Transport of Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Drug Surrogate Molecules in Coronary Arteries Measured Nondestructively With Photoacoustic Ultrasound. In Volume 1A: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Active and Reactive Soft Matter; Atherosclerosis; BioFluid Mechanics; Education; Biotransport Phenomena; Bone, Joint and Spine Mechanics; Brain Injury; Cardiac Mechanics; Cardiovascular Devices, Fluids and Imaging; Cartilage and Disc Mechanics; Cell and Tissue Engineering; Cerebral Aneurysms; Computational Biofluid Dynamics; Device Design, Human Dynamics, and Rehabilitation; Drug Delivery and Disease Treatment; Engineered Cellular Environments, 1 A.American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2013-14626.

Pyne, J.D., Danford, F.L., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2013). Phosphotungstic Acid Diffusion in Porcine Ocular Tissue for MicroCT Shape Reconstruction. In Volume 1A: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Active and Reactive Soft Matter; Atherosclerosis; BioFluid Mechanics; Education; Biotransport Phenomena; Bone, Joint and Spine Mechanics; Brain Injury; Cardiac Mechanics; Cardiovascular Devices, Fluids and Imaging; Cartilage and Disc Mechanics; Cell and Tissue Engineering; Cerebral Aneurysms; Computational Biofluid Dynamics; Device Design, Human Dynamics, and Rehabilitation; Drug Delivery and Disease Treatment; Engineered Cellular Environments, 1 A.American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2013-14534.

Shu, Q., Ardila, D.C., Sanfelice, R.G., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2013). A Hybrid Model of a Genetic Regulatory Network in Mammalian Sclera. In Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, 125, (pp. 99-105).Open Publishing Association. doi: 10.4204/eptcs.125.8.

Williams, M., Barkmeier-Kraemer, J., Utzinger, U., & Vande Geest, J. (2013). Biomechanical and Microstructural Response of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve in Pigs. In Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions, 1 B.American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2013-14618.

Ayyalasomayajula, A., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2012). 3D Reconstruction of Scleral Shell Using Three Dimensional Active Contours. In ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (pp. 1181-1182).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2012-80618.

Haskett, D., Utzinger, U., Azhar, M., & Vande Geest, J. (2012). Progressive Alterations in Biomechanical Response of a Mouse Model of Aneurysm. In ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (pp. 1269-1270).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2012-80321.

Keyes, J.T., Lockwood, D.R., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2012). Alterations in Finite Element Results Given Constitutive Models From Tubular and Planar Biaxial Testing of the Same Porcine Coronary Arteries. In ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (pp. 979-980).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2012-80351.

Haskett, D., Johnson, G., Azhar, M., & Vande Geest, J. (2011). Biomechanical and Microstructural Analysis of Wildtype (C57BL6) Mouse Aorta. In ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PARTS A AND B), (pp. 67-68).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2011-53729.

Keyes, J.T., Simon, B.R., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2011). Transport in Pulsatile Axisymmetric Stented Arterial Models From Location-Dependent Variations in Permeability and Mechanical Properties. In ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PARTS A AND B), (pp. 813-814).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2011-53998.

Yan, D., Keyes, J.T., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2011). Quantitative Measurements of Pressure Dependent Laminar Cribrosa Microstructure in Human Eyes. In ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PARTS A AND B), (pp. 435-436).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2011-53745.

Ashton, J.H., Mertz, J.A.M., Alexander, M.J., Slepian, M.J., Mills, J.L., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2010). Functional Endoluminal Paving (FELP): Thermoforming, Biodegradation, and Mechanical Properties of a Novel Polymer Graft for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. In ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PARTS A AND B), (pp. 905-906).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2010-19463.

Haskett, D., Fouts, M., Utzinger, U., Larson, D., Azhar, M., & Vande Geest, J. (2010). The Effects of Angiotensin II Infusion on the Mechanical Response and Microstructural Organization of Mouse Aorta. In ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PARTS A AND B), (pp. 725-726).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2010-19635.

Keyes, J.T., Borowicz, S., Rader, J., Utzinger, U., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2010). Demonstration of a Multiscale Biaxial Tensile Testing Device: Simultaneous Mechanical and Microstructural Response of Porcine Coronary Artery. In ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PARTS A AND B), (pp. 529-530).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2010-19488.

Keyes, J.T., Borowicz, S., Utzinger, U., Azhar, M., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2010). Quantification of the Biomechanical Differences in Wild-Type and Heterozygous TGF Beta2 Knockout Mice. In ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PARTS A AND B), (pp. 721-722).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2010-19482.

Keyes, J.T., Borowicz, S., Utzinger, U., Simon, B., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2010). Determination of the Diffusivity and Location and Pressure Dependent Permeability of Porcine Coronary Arteries. In ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PARTS A AND B), (pp. 471-472).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2010-19490.

Ashton, J.H., Ayyalasomayajula, A., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2009). Geometry of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and the Intraluminal Thrombus From 3D Image Reconstruction Using Active Contours. In ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PART A), (pp. 459-460).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2009-206645.

Ashton, J.H., Haskett, D.G., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2009). Comparison of the mechanical properties of the intraluminal thrombus in abdominal aortic aneurysms and thrombus mimics. In Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008, (PART B), (pp. 579-580).

Ayyalasomayajula, A., Simon, B.R., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2009). Porohyperelastic simulation of abdominal aortic aneurysms. In Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008, (PART B), (pp. 673-674).

Eskinazi, A.E., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2009). Quantifying the microstructure of human sclera using small angle light scattering. In Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008, (PART B), (pp. 785-786).

Harper, J.L., Herlihy, R.N., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2009). Characterizing the Compressive Resistance and Recovery of Shape Memory Polymer Cylinders. In ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PART A), (pp. 461-462).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2009-206672.

Haskett, D., Johnson, G., & Geest, J.V. (2009). Age related and location dependent microstructural and biomechanical characterization of human aortas. In Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, SBC2009, (PART B), (pp. 1323-1324).

Keyes, J., Junkin, M., Wong, P.K., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2009). Computational simulation of a mems-based microactuator for tissue engineering applications. In Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008, (PART B), (pp. 571-572).

Vande Geest, J.P., & Simon, B.R. (2009). Analytical solutions to axisymmetric plane strain porous media-transport models in large arteries. In Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008, (PART B), (pp. 647-648).

Warren, P.D., Bernal, R.R., Harper, J.L., Herlihy, R.N., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2009). Thermomechanical and Hydrophobic Characterization of Shape Memory Polymers. In ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PART A), (pp. 69-70).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2009-206678.

Yan, D., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2009). Microstructural Alterations in the Human Sclera: Do Age and Race Matter?. In ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, (PART A), (pp. 369-370).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2009-206668.

Junkin, M., Watson, J., Vande Geest, J.P., & Wong, P.K. (2008). Adjustable nanomanufacturing using template-guided self-assembly. In 2008 3rd IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, (pp. 1142-1146).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/nems.2008.4484519.

Ashton, J.H., & Vande Geest, J.P. (2007). Development of a Thrombus Mimic in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. In ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference, (pp. 227-228).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2007-176625.

Layman, R., Missoum, S., & Geest, J.V. (2007). Failure prediction and robust design of grafts for aortic aneurysms. In Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 3, (pp. 2257-2267).

Layman, R., Missoum, S., & Vande Geest, J. (2007). Towards the Prediction and Minimization of Device Failure for Endolvascular Grafts in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. In ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference, (pp. 395-396).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2007-176526.

Mortazavi, A., Vande Geest, J.P., Simon, B.R., & Park, R.I. (2007). Analytic and Computational Comparison of Poroelastic and Elastic Biomechanical Models for Soft Ocular Tissues. In ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference, (pp. 359-360).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/sbc2007-176217.

Geest, J.P.V., Simon, B.R., & Mortazavi, A. (2006). Toward a model for local drug delivery in abdominal aortic aneurysms. In ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM: GENETICS, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 1085(1), (pp. 396-399).Wiley.United States. doi: 10.1196/annals.1383.047.

Freytes, D.O., Geest, J.V., Thapa, A., Vorp, D.A., & Badylak, S.F. (2005). Mechanical characterization of native and esophageal graft in a dog model. In Proceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2005, (pp. 1556-1557).

Geest, J.V., Bohra, A., Sun, W., Martino, E.D., Sacks, M., & Vorp, D. (2004). Development and 3D finite elment implementation of a multiaxial constitutive relation for abdominal aortic aneurysms. In Advances in Bioengineering, BED, (pp. 221-222).

Vande Geest, J.P., Sacks, M.S., & Vorp, D.A. (2002). Age-Related Differences in the Biaxial Biomechanical Behavior of Human Abdominal Aorta. In Advances in Bioengineering, (pp. 115-116).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/imece2002-32509.

Research interests

biomechanics
constitutive modeling
extracellular matrix
finite element modeling
Ocular, vascular, and nerve...
polymer mechanics
tissue engineering