Brandon K. Zimmerman
- Mechanoelectrochemical behaviors of cartilage
- Mixture theory applied to soft biological tissues
- Finite element contact mechanics
- Articular cartilage friction and damage
- B.E. University of Delaware, Mechanical Engineering, 2014
- M.S. Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering, 2016
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015
- Columbia University Presidential Fellowship, 2014
Originally from Lancaster, PA, Brandon did his undergraduate work at the University of Delaware, studying temporomandibular joint friction and mechanics. His research interests led him to join MBL in the fall of 2014 as a Ph.D. candidate, where his current work focuses on understanding and quantifying the osmotic pressure in articular cartilage, working towards a better understanding of composition-structure-function relationships in order to inform models of damage mechanics.
In his spare time, Brandon enjoys running all over the island of Manhattan and wearing the shortest shorts in the lab.