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Jay Humphrey, PhD

John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering

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Jay Humphrey, PhD


Jay Humphrey's research interests involve vascular mechanics and mechanobiology: using genetic, pharmacologic, and surgical models to elucidate mechanisms that underlie diverse vascular diseases; developing theoretical frameworks for understanding vascular disease progression and designing clinical interventions; and using computational models to design and evaluate tissue engineered vascular grafts based on concepts of mechanobiology and immunobiology.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology (1985)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowInternational Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering2019
Collen-Francqui Chair – BelgiumGhent University and KU Leuven2018
Doctorate Honoris CausaÉcole Nationale Supérieure des Mines2017
H.R. Lissner MedalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers2011
Academy of Distinguished Engineering AlumniGeorgia Tech2010
FellowAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers2008
Regents ProfessorTexas A&M University System2006
FellowAmerican Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering2001
First AwardNational Institutes of Health1998
Presidential Young Investigator AwardNational Science Foundation1996
YC Fung Young Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineering1990
Young Scientist AwardAmerican Society of Biomechanics1987

Professional Service

US National Committee of BiomechanicsChair, US National Committee of Biomechanics (2014-2016)2014 - 2016
2014 World Congress of BiomechanicsProgram Chair, 2014 World Congress of Biomechanics2014
World Council of Biomechanics (2006-2018)Member, World Council of Biomechanics (2006-2018)2006 - 2018
Biomechanics and Modeling in MechanobiologyCo-Editor in Chief, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology (2001-2011)2001 - 2011

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