Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Office: 210A Lake Hall
- PhD (2002), Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
- Multi-scale bone biomechanics – how the structure and composition of bone influences its mechanical properties
- Mechano-adaptation of bone and joint – how tissue responds to mechanical signals
- Solid mechanics
- Musculoskeletal biomechanics
Honors and Awards
- 2011 Imperial College London Rector’s Medal of Excellence in Teaching
- 2010 Royal Academy of Engineering Exxon Mobil Teaching Award
- 2010 Faculty of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award
- 2010 Department of Bioengineering student selected ‘Best Teacher’ Award
- 2005 RCUK Academic Fellowship
- 2002 National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship
- A. Pereira, S.J. Shefelbine (2013) The influence of load repetition in bone mechanotransduction using poroelastic finite element models: The impact of permeability. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology (Epub ahead of print)
- M. Vanleene, S. J. Shefelbine (2013) Therapeutic impact of low amplitude high frequency whole body vibrations on the osteogenesis imperfecta mouse bone. Bone 53(2):507-14
- B. Poulet, T.A.T. Westerhof, R. Hamilton, S.J. Shefelbine, A.A. Pitsillides (2013) Spontaneous osteoarthritis in Str/ort mice is unlikely due to greater vulnerability to mechanical trauma. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 21(5):756-763.
- N. Rodriguez, M. L. Oyen, S. J. Shefelbine (2013) Insight into differences in nanoindentation properties of bone. J Mech Behavior of Biomed Mater. 18:90-99.
- M. Doube, S.C.W. Yen, M.M. Klosowski, A.A. Farke, J.R. Hutchinson, S.J. Shefelbine (2012) Whole-bone scaling of the avian pelvic limb. J Anatomy 221(1):21-9.
- M. Vanleene, A. Porter, P. Guillot, A. Boyde, M. Oyen, and S. J. Shefelbine (2012) Ultra-structural defects cause low bone matrix stiffness despite high mineralization in osteogenesis imperfecta mice Bone 50(6):1317-23
- S. Cheng, S. J. Shefelbine, and M. Buehler. (2012) Structural and mechanical differences between collagen homo- and heterotrimers: General insight and relevance for brittle bone disease Biophysical Journal 102(3): 640-8.