Johannes Weickenmeier

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Building: EAS
Room: 206
Phone: 201-216-5527
Email: jweicken@stevens.edu
Website
Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2015

  • Thesis Title: "Investigation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Facial Soft Tissues
  • Supervisors: Prof. Edoardo Mazza (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Mahmood Jabareen (Technion)

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2010

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2009

Research
  • Computational mechanobiology
  • Multiphysics and multifield modeling
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • Experimentation and simulation of soft tissue behavior
  • Neuromechanics
  • Neurogenetive diseases and trauma
  • Mechanical properties of brain, skin, and muscle
General Information

01/2018-present, Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

10/2017-12/2017, Visiting Researcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

05/2015-12/2017, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

04/2015-05/2015, Visiting Researcher, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, IS-Haifa

03/2011-03/2015, Research and Teaching Assistant, ETH Zurich, CH-Zurich

11/2010-02/2011, Visiting Researcher, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, IS-Haifa

10/2008-12/2009, Student Trainee, Alstom Power Systems, CH-Baden

Honors & Awards
  • Research in the Media
  • Editor's Suggestion Award for our letter in Physical Review Letters: The multiphysics of prion-like diseases: progression and atrophy, PRL 2018; 121:158101. 10/2018
  • Editor’s Suggestion Award for our letter in Physical Review Letters: Stress singularities in swelling soft solids, PRL 2016; 117:138001. 09/2016
  • USACM Travel Award to attend the 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics in Seoul, South Korea. 07/2016
  • US Junior Oberwolfach Fellow. Invitation to the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (Germany). Participation in the mini-workshop: Mathematics of Differential Growth, Morphogenesis, and Pattern Selection. 11/2015
  • Student Award, Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering; awarded to my student for best thesis work. 08/2014
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. J. Weickenmeier, E. Kuhl, A. Goriely. (2018). "The multiphysics of prion-like diseases: progression and atrophy", Physical Review Letters.
  2. J. Weickenmeier, A. Goriely, E. Kuhl. (2018). "A physics-based model explains the prion-like features of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.
  3. J. Weickenmeier, M. Kurt, E. Ozkaya, M. Wintermark, K. Butts Pauly, E. Kuhl. (2017). "Magnetic resonance elastography of the brain: A comparison between pigs and humans", Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.
  4. J. Weickenmeier, C. Fischer, D. Carter, E. Kuhl, A. Goriely. (2017). "The mechanics of cranial growth and craniosynostosis", Physical Review Letters.
  5. J. Weickenmeier, R. de Rooij, S. Budday, T. Ovaert, E. Kuhl. (2017). "The mechanical importance of myelination in the central nervous system", Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.
  6. J. Weickenmeier, R. de Rooij, S. Budday, P. Steinmann, T. Ovaert, E. Kuhl. (2016). "Brain stiffness increases with myelin content", Acta Biomaterialia.
  7. J. Weickenmeier, C. Butler, P. Young, A. Goriely, E. Kuhl. (2016). "The mechanics of decompressive craniectomy: Personalized simulations", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.
  8. J. Weickenmeier, P. Saez, C. Butler, P. Young, A. Goriely, E. Kuhl. (2016). "Bulging brains", Journal of Elasticity.
  9. J. Weickenmeier, E. Kuhl, A. Goriely. (2016). "The mechanics of decompressive craniectomy: Bulging in idealized geometries", Journal of the Mechanics of Physics and Solids.
  10. A. Goriely, J. Weickenmeier, E. Kuhl. (2016). "Stress singularities in swelling so solids", Physics Review Letters.
  11. J. Weickenmeier, M. Jabareen. (2014). "Elastic-viscoplastic modeling of so biological tissues using a mixed finite element formulation based on the relative deformation gradient", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering.
  12. J. Weickenmeier, M. Itskov, E. Mazza, M. Jabareen. (2014). "A physically motivated constitutive model for 3D numerical simulation of skeletal muscles", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering.