Johannes Weickenmeier (jweicken)

Johannes Weickenmeier

Assistant Professor

Edwin A. Stevens Hall E206
(201) 216-5541

Research

Computational Multiphysics
Experimental Characterization of Soft Tissues
Brain Mechanics
Brain Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases

General Information

01/2018-present, Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

05/2015-12/2017, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

03/2011-03/2015, Research and Teaching Assistant, ETH Zurich, CH-Zurich

Institutional Service

  • Center for Neuromechanics Member
  • Organizer ME Research Day Chair
  • Center for Neuromechanics Member
  • Graduate Committee Member
  • SES Advisory Committee on Advanced Computing Chair
  • Center for Neuromechanics Member
  • Graduate Committee Member

Professional Service

  • WCCM Organizer: Mechanics-Driven Modeling of Cells and Biological Tissues
  • National Science Foundation GRFP Reviewer
  • NSF - The Computational Mechanics Vision and Future Challenges Workshop Participant

Appointments

01/2020 - present, Director, Center for Neuromechanics

Honors and Awards

2022 Stevens Employee Recognition Award: Student-Centricity

Professional Societies

  • ASME – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Member
  • BMES – The Biomedical Engineering Society Member

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Weickenmeier, J.; Kurt, M.; Kuhl, E.. RHEOLOGY OF THE PORCINE BRAIN UNDER EXTREME METABOLIC CHANGES.
  2. Wang, Z.; Martin, B.; Weickenmeier, J.; Garikipati, K. (2021). An inverse modelling study on the local volume changes during early morphoelastic growth of the fetal human brain. Brain Multiphysics (vol. 2, pp. 100023). Elsevier.
  3. Blinkouskaya, Y.; Caçoilo, A.; Gollamudi, T.; Jalalian, S.; Weickenmeier, J. (2021). Brain aging mechanisms with mechanical manifestations.. Mechanisms of ageing and development (vol. 200, pp. 111575).
  4. Visser, V. L.; Rusinek, H.; Weickenmeier, J. (2021). Peak ependymal cell stretch overlaps with the onset locations of periventricular white matter lesions.. Scientific reports (1 ed., vol. 11, pp. 21956).
  5. Blinkouskaya, Y.; Weickenmeier, J. (2021). Brain Shape Changes Associated With Cerebral Atrophy in Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Disease.. Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering (vol. 7).
  6. Weickenmeier, J. (2020). Running A Virtual Summer Undergraduate Research Program: Lessons learned. 2020 Fall ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, https://peer.asee.org/36054.
  7. Schäfer, A.; Weickenmeier, J.; Kuhl, E. (2019). The interplay of biochemical and biomechanical degeneration in Alzheimer's disease. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (vol. 352, pp. 369-388).
  8. Weickenmeier, J.; Jucker, M.; Goriely, A.; Kuhl, E. (2019). A physics-based model explains the prion-like features of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (vol. 124, pp. 264-281).
  9. Weickenmeier, J.; Kurt, M.; Ozkaya, E.; de Rooij, R.; Ovaert, T.; Ehman, R. L.; Pauly, K. B.; Kuhl, E. (2018). Brain stiffens post mortem. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials (vol. 84, pp. 88--98). Elsevier.
  10. Weickenmeier, J.; Kurt, M.; Ozkaya, E.; Wintermark, M.; Pauly, K. B.; Kuhl, E. (2018). Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (vol. 84, pp. 88--98).
  11. Pensalfini, M.; Weickenmeier, J.; Rominger, M.; Santoprete, R.; Distler, O.; Mazza, E. (2018). Location-specific mechanical response and morphology of facial soft tissues. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (vol. 78, pp. 108-115).
  12. Weickenmeier, J.; Kurt, M.; Ozkaya, E.; Wintermark, M.; Pauly, K. B.; Kuhl, E. (2018). Magnetic resonance elastography of the brain: a comparison between pigs and humans. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials (vol. 77, pp. 702--710). Elsevier.
  13. Weickenmeier, J.; Kuhl, E.; Goriely, A. (2018). Multiphysics of Prionlike Diseases: Progression and Atrophy. Physical Review Letters (15 ed., vol. 121).
  14. Weickenmeier, J.; Saze, P.; Butler CAM; Young, P. G.; Goriely, A.; Kuhl, E. (2017). Bulging brains.. Journal Of Elasticity (1-2 ed., vol. 129, pp. 197-212).
  15. Weickenmeier, J.; Jabareen, M.; Le Révérend BJD; Ramaioli, M.; Mazza, E. (2017). Experimental and Numerical Characterization of the Mechanical Masseter Muscle Response During Biting.. Journal of biomechanical engineering (12 ed., vol. 139).
  16. Weickenmeier, J.; de Rooij, R.; Budday, S.; Ovaert, T. C.; Kuhl, E. (2017). The mechanical importance of myelination in the central nervous system.. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials (vol. 76, pp. 119-124).
  17. Weickenmeier, J.; Fischer, C.; Carter, D.; Kuhl, E.; Goriely, A. (2017). Dimensional, Geometrical, and Physical Constraints in Skull Growth.. Physical review letters (24 ed., vol. 118, pp. 248101).
  18. Brown, N.; Bubeck, D.; Haeufle DFB; Weickenmeier, J.; Kuhl, E.; Alt, W.; Schmitt, S. (2017). Weekly Time Course of Neuro-Muscular Adaptation to Intensive Strength Training.. Frontiers in physiology (vol. 8, pp. 329).
  19. Goriely, A.; Weickenmeier, J.; Kuhl, E. (2016). Stress Singularities in Swelling Soft Solids.. Physical review letters (13 ed., vol. 117, pp. 138001).
  20. Weickenmeier, J.; de Rooij, R.; Budday, S.; Steinmann, P.; Ovaert, T. C.; Kuhl, E. (2016). Brain stiffness increases with myelin content.. Acta biomaterialia (vol. 42, pp. 265-272).
  21. Lejeune, E.; Javili, A.; Weickenmeier, J.; Kuhl, E.; Linder, C. (2016). Tri-layer wrinkling as a mechanism for anchoring center initiation in the developing cerebellum.. Soft matter (25 ed., vol. 12, pp. 5613-20).
  22. Weickenmeier, J.; Jabareen, M.; Mazza, E. (2015). Suction based mechanical characterization of superficial facial soft tissues.. Journal of biomechanics (16 ed., vol. 48, pp. 4279-86).
  23. Weickenmeier, J.; Jabareen, M. (2014). Elastic-viscoplastic modeling of soft biological tissues using a mixed finite element formulation based on the relative deformation gradient.. International journal for numerical methods in biomedical engineering (11 ed., vol. 30, pp. 1238-62).
  24. Weickenmeier, J.; Itskov, M.; Mazza, E.; Jabareen, M. (2014). A physically motivated constitutive model for 3D numerical simulation of skeletal muscles.. International journal for numerical methods in biomedical engineering (5 ed., vol. 30, pp. 545-62).