Gerard A. Ateshian

Professor and Chair
Andrew Walz Professor of Mechanical Engineering
244 S.W. Mudd, Mail code: 4703
Tel: (212) 854-8602
Fax: (212) 854-3304
Spring '17 office hours: Wed 2-4pm

Gerard A. Ateshian is professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering at Columbia University and director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1991. His current research interests include stereophotogrammetry, magnetic resonance imaging; computed tomography techniques for reconstruction of musculoskeletal anatomy; geometric modeling, surface-fitting; curvature analysis of diarthrodial joint articular surfaces; experimental determination of diarthrodial joint kinematics; contact theoretical analysis of contact mechanics of soft porous-hydrated biphasic cartilage layers; experimental and theoretical analysis of articular cartilage mechanics under finite deformation; theoretical and experimental analysis of cartilage lubrication; modeling of diarthrodial joints; biomechanics of the knee, shoulder, and hand; computer-aided surgical planning; cartilage tissue engineering and bioreactor design; systems analysis of cartilage biosynthesis and growth.

Recent Publications

Ateshian, G.A., Morrison III, B., Holmes, J.W., and Hung, C.T., “Mechanics of cell growth,” Mechanics Research Communications, 42:118-125 (2012)
Albro, M.B., Banerjee, R.E., Li, R., Oungoulian, S.R., Chen, B., Del Palomar, A.P., Hung, C.T., and Ateshian, G.A., “ Dynamic loading of immature epiphyseal cartilage pumps nutrients out of vascular canals,” J Biomech 44(9), 1654-1659 (2011)
Caligaris, M., Canal, C.E., Ahmad, C.S., Gardner, T.R., and Ateshian, G.A., “Investigation of the frictional response of osteoarthritic human tibiofemoral joints and the potential beneficial tribological effect of healthy synovial fluid,” Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17(10), 1327-1332 PMCID: 2753744 (2009)
Ateshian, G.A., “The role of interstitial fluid pressurization in articular cartilage lubrication,” J
Biomech 42(9), 1163-1176 PMCID: 2758165 (2009)
Bian, L., Angione, S.L., Ng, K.W., Lima, E.G., Williams, D.Y., Mao, D.Q., Ateshian, G.A., and
Hung, C.T., “Influence of decreasing nutrient path length on the development of engineered cartilage,” Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17(5), 677-685 (2009)

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