Chieh(Jay) Hou

Ph.D. Candidate
215-920-6667

 

Research Interests

  • cell membrane transport
  • cell homeostasis
  • Mixture theory and multiphasic mechanics
  • Finite element method and multiphasic modeling (FEBio)

Education

  • M.S. National Taiwan University, Mechanical Engineering, 2007
  • B.S. National Taiwan University, Physics, 2004

Working Experience

  • Research Assistant, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, USA, 2012~now
  • Research Engineer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2011~2012
  • Teaching assistant, National Taiwan University, 2010~2011
  • Associate researcher, Sanyang Industry Co., Ltd, 2007~2009

Born and educated in Taipei, Taiwan. Chieh is now a Ph.D candidate in Dr. Gerard Ateshian's Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory. His research interests include cell membrane transport, cell homeostasis, mixture theory and multiphasic mechanics, finite element method and multiphasic modeling (FEBio).

When off work, Chieh dedicates his time to his family.

Awards

Finalist in the SB3C student paper competitionC. Hou, K. Terlizzi, and G. A. Ateshian. Finite element modeling of active transmembrane cell transport. In (SB3C 2015) Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, Utah, USA, 2015. 

Professional Development Scholarship. Engineering Graduate Student Council, Columbia. 2014  

2nd Place Award in Biomechanics Section Posters. Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, 8th Annual Scientific Symposium/Retreat. 2011 Oct 26. Philadelphia, PA. B.D. Cosgrove, C. Hou, B. Mohanraj, G.R. Dodge, R.L. Mauck. A Novel High-Throughput System for the Mechanical Analysis of Engineered Cartilage Constructs (poster). 

Full-Length Papers

Hou, C. and Ateshian G. A., 2016. A Gauss-Kronrod-Trapezoidal Integration Scheme for Modeling Biological Tissues with Continuous Fiber Distributions, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 19 (8), 883-893, PubMed.     

Bian, L., Hou, C., Tous, E., Rai, R., Mauck, R. L., and Burdick, J. A., 2013. The influence of hyaluronic acid hydrogel crosslinking density and macromolecular diffusivity on human MSC chondrogenesis and hypertrophy. Biomaterials 34, 413-421, PMCID: PMC3578381, PubMed.

Mohanraj, B., Hou, C., Meloni, G. R., Cosgrove, B. D., Dodge, G. R., and Mauck, R. L., 2013. A high throughput mechanical screening device for cartilage tissue engineering. J Biomech, PubMed.

Conference Abstracts

C. Hou, Eben G. Estell, Clark T. Hung, and G. A. Ateshian. Finite element modeling of cell pH and Ca2+ regulations for chondrocytes with mixture theory. In (SB3C 2016) Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, MD, USA, 2015. 

C. Hou, K. Terlizzi, and G. A. Ateshian. Finite element modeling of active transmembrane cell transport. In (SB3C 2015) Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, Utah, USA, 2015. 

C. Houand G. A. Ateshian. A gauss-kronrod-trapezoidal integration scheme for modeling biological tissues with continuous fiber distributions. In (CMBBE 2014) 12th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2014.    

Hou, Chieh and Ateshian, Gerard A., 2014. Integration Scheme for efficient Computation fo Continuous Fiber Distributions for Modeling Biological Tissues. In: (WCB2014) 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA, USA

Cosgrove, B. D., Hou, C., Mohanraj, B., Dodge, G. R., and Mauck, R. L., 2011. A Novel High-Throughput System for the Mechanical Analysis of Engineered Cartilage Constructs. In: Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders 8th Annual Symposium. Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Cosgrove, B. D., Mohanraj, B., Hou, C., Dodge, G. R., and Mauck, R. L., 2012. A Novel High-Throughput System for the Mechanical Analysis and Impact Loading of Multiple Engineered Cartilage Construct. In: World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Barcelona, Spain.

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