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Biomedical engineering educator

Roderic Stephen Lakes, American biomedical engineering educator. Achievements include patent on polyhedron cell structure foam which expands when stretched and method of making same; discovery of acoustic wave which can travel in wet bone, first evidence of cement line motion in bone, first experimental characterization of Cosserat elastic materials; invention of novel materials which expand laterally when stretched.

Background

Lakes, Roderic Stephen was born in August 1948 in New York City.

Education

Student, Columbia University, New York City, 1965. Student, University Maryland, 1970. Bachelor of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1975.

Career

National Institutes of Health predoctoral trainee Department of Health, 1972-1975. Research associate department engineering and applied science Yale University, New Haven, 1975-1977. Assistant professor physics Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1977-1978.

Assistant professor biomedical and mechanical engineering University Iowa, Iowa City, 1978-1982, associate professor, 1982-1986, professor, 1986-1998, professor laser science, 1987-1998. Visiting professor materials department Queen Mary College, London, 1984. Visiting professor engineering mechanics University Wisconsin, Madison, 1990, engineering physics, Wisconsin distinguished professor, since 1998.

Visiting professor theoretical and applied mechanics Cornell University, 1991. Reviewer Allyn and Bacon, 1979-1980. External reviewer National Institute Arthritis Metabolism and Digestive Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 1979.

Ad hoc reviewer Pritzker Institute Medical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1981. Workshop participant American Academy Orthopaedics Surgeons, 1979.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent on polyhedron cell structure foam which expands when stretched and method of making same. Discovery of acoustic wave which can travel in wet bone, first evidence of cement line motion in bone, first experimental characterization of Cosserat elastic materials. Invention of novel materials which expand laterally when stretched.

Membership

Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (joint biomechanics committee since 1984), American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Physical Society, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Diana M. Vezzetti, August, 1971.

spouse:
Diana M. Vezzetti