Jay Humphrey, PhD

John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering


J.D. Humphrey received the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from The Georgia Institute of Technology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medicine - Cardiovascular at the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently John C. Malone Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Yale. He has authored a graduate textbook (Cardiovascular Solid Mechanics), co-authored an undergraduate textbook (An Introduction to Biomechanics), co-authored a handbook (Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering), co-edited a research text (Cardiovascular Soft Tissue Mechanics), published chapters in 20+ other books or encyclopedias, and published 230+ archival journal papers. He served for 10 years as founding co-editor-in-chief for the international journal Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology and currently serves as Chair of the US National Committee on Biomechanics. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Education & Training

PhD Georgia Institute of Technology (1985)


  • Biomechanical Simulation of Evolving Aortic Aneurysms for Designing Intervention Graz, Austria (2010 - 2014)

    The goal of this project is to develop a computational model of an evolving abdominal aortic aneurysm and to use the model to understand better the mechanobiological factors that lead to lesion enlargement versus rupture.

  • Biochemomechanics of Intraluminal Thrombus in Aortic Aneurysms Zagreb, Croatia (2010 - 2014)

    The goal of this project is to develop a computational model of an evolving intraluminal thrombus and to study its effects on the stability of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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Jay Humphrey, PhD
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 208260
New Haven, CT 06520