Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

JOSEPH M. MANSOUR

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Email: joseph.mansour@case.edu
Phone: (216) 368-4190
Office Location: Glennan 617

Research Areas:

Biomechanics

Applied Mechanics

Articles:

Kumar, D., Moore, R.M., Schatz, F., Mercer, B.M., Ragaswamy, N., Mansour, J.M., Lockwood C.J., Moore J.J. The effects of Thrombin and Cytokines upon the Biomechanics and Remodeling of Isolated Amnion, In Vitro.  Placenta 32,3, 206-213, PMID: 21300402.

Walker, J.M., Myers, A.M., Schluchter, M.D., Goldberg, V.M., Caplan, A.I., Berilla, J.A., Mansour, J.M., and Welter, J.F. Nondestructive evaluation of hydrogel mechanical properties using ultrasound. Annals Biomedical Engineering, 39(10): 2521-2530. ‘Online First”, July, 2011. PMCID: PMC3418603, PMID: 21773854.     

Whitney G.A., Mansour J.M., Dennis J.E.  Cellularity of scaffold-free engineered cartilage is depth dependent. Case Orthopaedic Journal, 2011. 8(1): p. 29-31. 

Rangaswamy N, Abdelrahim A, Moore R, Mercer B, Mansour J, ; Redline R Kumar D, Moore J. Biomechanical characteristics of human fetal membranes. Preterm fetal membranes are stronger than term fetal membranes. Gynecologie Obstetrique & Fertilite 2011 Jun;39(6):373-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gyobfe.2011.04.007. Epub 2011 May 23. French. PMID: 21602078

Whitney, G.A., Mera, H., Weidenbecher, M., Awadallah, A., Mansour, J.M., and Dennis, J.E. Methods for Producing Scaffold-Free Engineered Cartilage Sheets from Auricular and Articular Chondrocyte Cell Sources and Attachment to Porous Tantalum. BioResearch, 1,4, 157-165, 2012. PMID: 23514898

Mansour, J.M. and Welter, J.F., Multimodal Evaluation of Tissue-Engineered Cartilage. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 33(1), 1-16. 2013. doi:10.5405/jmbe.1254 2012. PMID: 23606823

Puthiyachirakkal, M., Lemerand, K., Kumar, Moore, R.M., Philipson, E., Mercer, B.M., Mansour, J.M. Hauguel-de Mouzon, S., Moore, J.J. Thrombin Weakens the Amnion Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Directly Rather Than Through Protease Activated Receptors. Placenta 2013 Oct;34(10):924-31 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2013.07.064, PMID: 23953865.

Chung C-Y., Mansour J.M. Using Regression Models to Determine the Poroelastic Properties of Cartilage. Journal of Biomechanics, July 26, 46(11), 1921-1927 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.05.028. Epub 2013 Jun 21. PMID: 23796400

Motavalli M., Whitney G.A., Dennis J.E., Mansour J.M. Investigating a Continuous Shear Strain Function for Depth-Dependent Properties of Native and Tissue Engineered Cartilage Using Pixel-Size Data. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 28, 62-70 2013, PMID: 23973614.

Chung C-Y., Mansour J.M. Determination of poroelastic properties of cartilage using constrained optimization coupled with finite element analysis. 2015 Feb;42:10-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.10.007. Epub 2014 Oct 28.

Mansour J.M., Gu D-W M., Chung C-Y., Heebner J., Althans J., Abdalian S., Schluchter M.D., Yiying Liu Y., Welter J.F. Towards the feasibility of using ultrasound to determine mechanical properties of tissues in a sealed bioreactor.  Ann Biomed Engr. 2014 Oct;42(10):2190-202. doi: 10.1007/s10439-014-1079-4. Epub 2014 Aug 5. PMID: 25092421

Chung C-Y., Mansour J.M. Application of ANSYS to the Stress Relaxation of Articular Cartilage in Unconfined Compression. Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers. 37:3, 376-384, DOI: 10.1080/02533839.2013.781795.

Whitney G.A., Jayaraman, K., Dennis, J.E., Mansour, J.M. Scaffold-free cartilage subjected to frictional shear stress demonstrates damage by cracking and surface peeling. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2014 Jun 26. doi: 10.1002/term.1925. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24965503

Motavalli M., Akkus O., Mansour J.M. Depth dependent shear behavior of articular cartilage: Relationship to structure. Journal of Anatomy, 2014 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/joa.12230. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25146377

Kumar D., Moore R. M., Nash A., Springel E., Mercer B. M., Philipson E., Mansour J. M., Moore J. J. Decidual GM-CSF is a critical common intermediate necessary for thrombin and TNF induced in-vitro fetal membrane weakening. Placenta. 2014 Dec;35(12):1049-56. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2014.10.001. Epub 2014 Oct 12. PMID: 25454284 [PubMed - in process]

Whitney, G. A., Mansour, J. M., Dennis, J. E. Coefficient of friction can identify damage in native and engineered cartilage subjected to frictional-shear stress.  Accepted, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, January 2015.