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Evaluation of effective material constants of bone and cartilage

Grant number: 17/20307-4
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: April 22, 2018 - May 05, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Biomedical Engineering - Bioengineering
Principal Investigator:Adair Roberto Aguiar
Grantee:Adair Roberto Aguiar
Visiting researcher: Iwona Jasiuk
Visiting researcher institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The aim of this proposal is to support the visit of Dr. Iwona Jasiuk to the São Carlos School of Engineering (EESC/USP). Dr. Jasiuk is a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, USA. She has no teaching commitments in the department for the intended period of November 26 through December 9, 2017. Research interests of Dr. Jasiuk are broad and include mechanics of materials (micromechanics, elasticity, fracture mechanics) of composite and nanocomposite materials, and biomechanics (bone mechanics, biomaterials). A visit by Dr. Jasiuk is particularly welcome because there are multiple common scientific interests with Dr. Aguiar and his research group, mainly due to their collaboration in the area of evaluation of effective material constants of bone through the FAPESP project entitled Multiscale Modeling and Evaluation of Effective Properties of Cortical Bone, which is described in the attachment. This project concerns a post-doctoral fellowship held by Dr. Uziel P. da Silva, who has already spent three months at UIUC working with Dr. Jasiuk in the above research area. Dr. Jasiuk's visit will then be timely to further the joint research program. In addition to research, Dr. Jasiuk will be teaching an introductory short course on Modeling of Biological Tissues, which is of interest to students in the graduate programs in both Bioengineering and Structural Engineering at USP and, in particular, to the members of our group. She will also give a research seminar in the Department of Structural Engineering on a topic of common interest. (AU)

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