Research and Scholarly Activity

At WMed, our Program in Medical Engineering has an active, ongoing research program that provides ample opportunities for students and residents to participate with faculty in research and scholarly activities. We offer experiences that enable discovery and promote creativity. As a department, we are committed to pursuing inquiry, disseminating knowledge, and fostering critical thinking that encourages lifelong learning.

Research and Scholarly Activity, 2016-21

Medical Engineering Research and Scholarly Activity 2016-2021

Recent Publications

  • Bednarcyk B.A., Ricks T.M., Pineda E.J., Murthy P.L.N., Mital S.K., Hu Z., Gustafson P.A. Thermal Conductivity of 3D Woven Composite Thermal Protection System Materials via Multiscale Recursive Micromechanics AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022. 2022

  • Gustafson P.A., Pineda E.J., Ricks T.M., Bednarcyk B.A., Hearley B.L., Stuckner J. A Convolutional Neural Network for Enhancement of Multi-Scale Localization in Granular Metallic Representative Unit Cells AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022. 2022

  • Aref E., Fredericks T.K. A New Course Development in Usability Engineering: Hands-On Learning Based on Research Work ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2021

  • Jastifer J.R., Gustafson P.A., Silva L.F., Noffsinger S., Coughlin M.J. Nitinol, Stainless Steel, and Titanium Kirschner Wire Durability Foot and Ankle Specialist. 2021;14:317-323.

  • John S.C., Mohammed A., Church J.T., John A.V., Perkins E.M., McLeod J.S., Carr B.D., Smith S., Barnett J.H., Gustafson P.A., Dick M., John S.P. Bubble bilevel ventilation facilitates gas exchange in anesthetized rabbits Pediatric Research. 2021;89:622-627.

  • Pineda E.J., Silva L.F., Gustafson P.A. Geometric requirements for modeling polycrystalline representative volume element using the generalized method of cells AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. 2021;1 PartF:1-10.

  • Silva L.F., Pineda E.J., Gustafson P.A. Geometric sensitivity of residual fields in metal additive manufacturing AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. 2021:1-12.

  • Silva L.F., Pineda E.J., Gustafson P.A. Porosity model parameter effects on metal additive manufacturing simulations AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. 2021:1-12.

  • Sorini A., Pineda E., Stuckner J., Gustafson P.A. A convolutional neural network for multiscale modeling of composite materials AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. 2021:1-8.

  • Albalawi O.H., Houshyar A., White B.E., Butt S.E., Asumadu J. Sustainability Application for Building the Most Sustainable and Environmental Power Plant 16th International Computer Engineering Conference, ICENCO 2020. 2020:130-134.

  • Di Gioia M., Spreafico R., Springstead J.R., Mendelson M.M., Joehanes R., Levy D., Zanoni I. Endogenous oxidized phospholipids reprogram cellular metabolism and boost hyperinflammation Nature Immunology. 2020;21:42-53.

  • John S.C., John A.V., Moss A.W., Gustafson P.A., Fernando-Silva L., John S.P. Bench testing of a bubble noninvasive ventilation device in an infant lung simulator Respiratory Care. 2020;65:1339-1345.

  • Rittenhouse J., Gustafson P. VALIDATION of TWO OPEN SOURCE DISCRETE ELEMENT SOFTWARE PACKAGES against THEORETICAL BENCHMARKS ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). 2020;9

  • Silva L.F., Yapor F., Pineda E.J., Gustafson P.A. Evolving material porosity on an additive manufacturing simulation with the generalized method of cells AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum. 2020;1 PartF

  • Bovid K.M., Kohler E.J., Habeck J.M., Gustafson P.A. Utilization of a 3D-printed model for preoperative planning and operative osteotomy of a pediatric cubitus varus deformity JSES Open Access. 2019;3:219-224.

  • Genao F.A.Y., Pineda E.J., Bednarcyk B.A., Gustafson P.A. Integration of MAC/GMC into CalculiX, an open source finite element code AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum. 2019

  • Genao F.A.Y., Pineda E.J., Bednarcyk B.A., Gustafson P.A. Integration of MAC/GMC into CalculiX, an open source finite element code AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum. 2019

  • Gustafson P.A., Veenstra J., Bearden C.R., Jastifer J.R. The Effect of Pitch Variation and Diameter Variation on Screw Pullout Foot and Ankle Specialist. 2019;12:258-263.

  • Hammond M.A., Martinez J.Y., Butt S.E., Fredericks T.K., Bellingar T.A. Studying objective measures of pressure redistribution during prolonged task seating IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019. 2019

  • Hammond M.A., Martinez J.Y., Butt S.E., Fredericks T.K., Bellingar T.A. Studying objective measures of pressure redistribution during prolonged task seating IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019. 2019

  • Jastifer J., Christianson E., VanZweden D., Gustafson P. Feasibility of Transosseous Nonarticular Fixation of Lisfranc Injuries Foot and Ankle International. 2019;40:672-678.

  • Martinez J.Y., Hammond M.A., Fredericks T.K., Butt S.E., Bellingar T.A. Modeling the relationship between trunk flexion and center of pressure in a seated position IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019. 2019

  • Martinez J.Y., Hammond M.A., Fredericks T.K., Butt S.E., Bellingar T.A. Modeling the relationship between trunk flexion and center of pressure in a seated position IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019. 2019

  • Rittenhouse J., Gustafson P. Stud designs and their correlated load paths Footwear Science. 2019;11:S94-S96.

  • Alden A.Y.Q., Geeslin A.G., Gustafson P.A. Validation of a finite element model of the mechanical performance of surgical knots of varying topology ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). 2018;3

  • Alrafeek S., Jastifer J.R., Gustafson P.A. A stochastic finite element method for simulating trabecular bone ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). 2018;3

  • Alrafeek S., Jastifer J.R., Gustafson P.A. A stochastic structural finite element model for trabecular bone and other structural foam 33rd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2018. 2018;5:2927-2942.

  • Jastifer J.R., Gustafson P.A. Three-Dimensional Printing Technology in Foot and Ankle Surgery 3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery. 2018:95-104.

  • Rittenhouse J., Gustafson P. Modeling turf through discrete element analysis 33rd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2018. 2018;2:1015-1024.

  • Wu T.H., Khani M., Sawalha L., Springstead J., Kapenga J., Qi D. A CUDA-based implementation of a fluid-solid interaction solver: The immersed boundary lattice-boltzmann lattice-spring method Communications in Computational Physics. 2018;23:980-1011.

  • Al-Bayati A.J., Abudayyeh O., Fredericks T., Butt S.E. Managing Cultural Diversity at U.S. Construction Sites: Hispanic Workers' Perspectives Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2017;143(9)

  • Al-Bayati A.J., Abudayyeh O., Fredericks T., Butt S.E. Reducing fatality rates of the Hispanic workforce in the U.S. Construction industry: Challenges and strategies Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2017;143(3)

  • Alden A.Y.Q., Geeslin A.G., King J., Gustafson P.A. A finite element model of a surgical knot ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). 2017;3

  • Awedat K., Abdel-Qader I., Springstead J.R. Prostate cancer recognition based on mass spectrometry sensing data and data fingerprint recovery Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. 2017;33:392-399.

  • Awedat K., Alajmi M., Springstead J. Compressive sensing of jointly sparse signals as a method for dimensionality reduction of mass spectrometry data IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology. 2017:80-85.

  • Butt K. Trend analyses of emergency medical services for motor vehicle crashes Michigan case study Transportation Research Record. 2017;2635(1):55-61.

  • Hogan N., Whalen M., Stolze L., Hadeli N., Lam M., Springstead J., Glass C., Romanoski C. Transcriptional networks specifying homeostatic and inflammatory programs of gene expression in human aortic endothelial cells eLife. 2017;6

  • Jastifer J., Gustafson P. Three-Dimensional Printing and Surgical Simulation for Preoperative Planning of Deformity Correction in Foot and Ankle Surgery Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2017;56:191-195.

  • Jastifer J., Gustafson P., Labomascus A., Snoap T. Ball and Socket Ankle: Mechanism and Computational Evidence of Concept Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2017;56:773-775.

  • John S.C., Barnett J.D., Habben N.D., Le H.T., Cheng E., John S.P., Gustafson P.A. Development and testing of a bubble bi-level positive airway pressure system Respiratory Care. 2017;62:1131-1136.

  • Kuk M., Butt S., Fredericks T., Abudayyeh O., Kumar A. Statistical investigation of modeling EMS response time: Michigan case study 67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017. 2017:830-835.

  • Maabreh M., Qolomany B., Gupta A., Springstead J. Optimizing protein search engines using particle swarm optimization Proceedings - 2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2017. 2017;2018-January:340-345.

  • Maabreh M., Qolomany B., Springstead J., Alsmadi I., Gupta A. Deep vs. shallow learning-based filters of MS/MS spectra in support of protein search engines Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017. 2017;2017-January:1175-1182.

  • Zanoni I., Tan Y., Di Gioia M., Springstead J., Kagan J. By Capturing Inflammatory Lipids Released from Dying Cells, the Receptor CD14 Induces Inflammasome-Dependent Phagocyte Hyperactivation Immunity. 2017;47:697-709.e3.

  • Acar I., Butt S. Modeling nurse-patient assignments considering patient acuity and travel distance metrics Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2016;64:192-206.

  • Awedat K., Abdel-Qader I., Springstead J.R. Mass spectrometry sensing data for robust cancer classification IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology. 2016;2016-August:258-262.

  • Awedat K., Alajmi M., Springstead J.R. Compressive sensing based for mass spectrometry reconstruction Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace Electronics Conference, NAECON. 2016:314-317.

  • Fredericks T.K., Butt S.E., Kumar A.R., Bellingar T. Do users desire symmetrical lumbar supports in task seating? Ergonomics. 2016;59(7):901-912.

  • Gustafson P., Geeslin A., Jastifer J. An open source reverse engineering workflow: Geometry to optimization 57th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. 2016

  • Gustafson P.A., Geeslin A.G., Jastifer J.R. An open source reverse engineering workflow: Geometry to optimization 57th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. 2016

  • Gustafson P.A., Geeslin A.G., Prior D.M., Chess J.L. Effect of real-time feedback on screw placement into synthetic cancellous bone Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2016;30:e279-e284.

  • Jastifer J.R., Alrafeek S., Howard P., Gustafson P.A., Coughlin M.J. Biomechanical Evaluation of Strength and Stiffness of Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis Screw Constructs Foot and Ankle International. 2016;37:419-426.

  • Ramrattan S., Butt S., Makino H. Dynamic testing of green sand 72nd World Foundry Congress, WFC 2016. 2016:119-120.

  • Springstead J., AbuBakr S. Global engagement strategies for engineering students at Western Michigan University Liaison Functions 2016 - Core Programming Area at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting. 2016:248-249.

  • Zanoni I., Tan Y., Gioia M.D., Broggi A., Ruan J., Shi J., Donado C., Shao F., Wu H., Springstead J.R., Kagan J.C. An endogenous caspase-11 ligand elicits interleukin-1 release from living dendritic cells Science. 2016;352:1232-1236.

  • Amin-Kumar S., Fredericks T., Butt S., Kumar A. Determining the time allocated to different activities by nurses in NICU IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015. 2015:1342-1351.

  • Burns J., Butt S. Disrupted supply networks: Modeling capacity acquisition decisions for recovery IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015. 2015:2791-2798.

  • Fredericks T., Kumar A., Oda N., Butt S. Psychophysically determined user acceptable oral reading speed (UAORS) for an 8-h work day International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2015;50:52-61.

  • Kumar A.R., Fredericks T.K., Butt S.E. Using a psychophysical approach to identify a user's self selected thermal comfort on a task chair International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2015;46:36-43.

  • Tensmeyer D., Gustafson P., Jastifer J., Patel B., Chess J. The effect of load obliquity on the strength of locking and nonlocking constructs in synthetic osteoporotic bone Medical Engineering and Physics. 2015;37:1047-1052.

  • Utkan F. The cost of performance: A study on the effect of marching style and tempo on energy expenditure during marching IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015. 2015:2596-2600.