ONAMI | Sean S Kohles



Sean S. Kohles

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, Portland State University



Research Interests

Dr. Kohles is a Research Associate Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at PSU, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at OHSU, and the Director of Kohles Bioengineering, an independent, consulting/research entity.  Before arriving in Portland in 2001, he was a faculty member in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Biology/Biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Physiology and Orthopedics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Clinical Science at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Kohles’ research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Collins Medical Trust.  He has published over 135 journal and conference papers in the broad area of cell/tissue/implant biomechanical engineering and serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Biomechanics and the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.  He completed a doctoral degree in Bioengineering and BS/MS degrees in Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Selected publications (from 49 journal articles)

    AK Saha, J Mazumdar, SS Kohles. “Dynamic Matrix Composition in Engineered Cartilage with Stochastic Supplementation of Growth Factors,” Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 28(2):97-104, 2005.
    SS Kohles, CG Wilson, LJ Bonassar. “A Mechanical Composite Spheres Analysis of Engineered Cartilage Dynamics,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 129(4):473-480, 2007.
    N Neve, JK Lingwood, J Zimmerman, SS Kohles, DC Tretheway. “The Micro-PIVOT: An Integrated Particle Image Velocimeter and Optical Tweezers Instrument for Microenvironment Investigations,” Measurement Science and Technology, 19(9):095403 (11pp), 2008.
    W Kim, DC Tretheway, SS Kohles. “An Inverse Method for Predicting Tissue Level Mechanics from Cellular Mechanical Input,” Journal of Biomechanics, 42(3):395-399, 2009.

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