Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Phone: (216) 368-4190
Office Location: Glennan 617

Research Areas:


Applied Mechanics


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, 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, 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.