Brian K. Jones

Research Interests

  • Soft tissue biomechanics
  • Finite element modeling
  • Medical device development


  • B.S. Clemson University, Mechanical Engineering, 2002
  • M.S. Clemson University, Mechanical Engineering, 2004
  • M.Phil. Columbia University, 2012
  • Ph.D. Columbia University, 2017

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Brian joined Dr. Gerard Ateshian's Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory in 2010 working to measure in-situ joint friction. He defended his dissertation "Articular Cartilage Contact Mechanics and Development of a Bendable Osteochondral Allograft" in October 2016.


RJ Nims, AD Cigan, KM Durney, BK Jones, JD O’Neil, WA Law, G Vunjak-Novakovic, CT Hung, GA Ateshian. “Constrained cage culture improves engineered cartilage functional properties by enhancing collagen network stability.” Tissue Engineering. In Review.

AB Nover, BK Jones, WT Yu, DS Donovan, JD Podolnick, JL Cook, GA Ateshian, CT Hung. “A puzzle assembly strategy for fabrication of large engineered cartilage tissue constructs.” J Biomech. 2016 Mar 21;49(5):668–77. PMID: 26895780

BK Jones, CT Hung, GA Ateshian. “Biphasic Analysis of Cartilage Stresses in the Patellofemoral Joint.” J Knee Surg. 2016 Feb;29(2):92–8. doi: 10.1055. PMID: 26641078

BK Jones, KM Durney, CT Hung, GA Ateshian. “The friction coefficient of shoulder joints remains remarkably low over 24 h of loading.” J Biomech. 2015 Nov 5;48(14):3945–9. doi: 10.1016. PMID: 26472306

“Biphasic Finite Element Analysis of Cartilage Stresses in the Patellofemoral Joint.” BK Jones, CT Hung, GA Ateshian. Society of Engineering Science 2015 – 52nd Annual Technical Meeting, October 26 – 28, 2015 Texas A&M University.


"Customized bendable osteochondral allografts." MP Rosenwasser, GA Ateshian, CT Hung, BK Jones. WO 2015/138652. Sept. 17, 2015.