Jill Middendorf

imageB.S. in Mechanical Engineering,
Iowa State University, 2012

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering,
Cornell University, 2017

Research

My research focuses on the repair of knee articular cartilage through tissue engineered cartilage. Specifically, I investigate the mechanical properties and structure function relationship of human tissue engineered cartilage on multiple length scales. The research partners with industry and focuses on understanding engineered cartilage that has been implanted into hundreds of humans for clinical trials.  The mechanical results produced in these studies could identify a more robust technique for predicting the success of tissue engineered cartilage. Additionally, I identify the mechanical requirements for engineered Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) cartilage by investigating the mechanics of the native TMJ.

Publications

  • Beiwen Li, John Gibson, Jill Middendorf, Yajun Wang, and Song Zhang.  Comparison between LCOS projector and DLP projector in generating digital sinusoidal fringe patterns. Dimensional Optical Metrology and Inspection for Practical Applications II, 2013; 883908.
  • Jin Xu, Timothy A. Bigelow, Larry J. Halverson, Jill M. Middendorf, and Ben Rusk. Minimization of treatment time for in vitro 1.1 MHz destruction of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms by high-intensity focused ultrasound. 2012. Ultrasonics  668-675.
  • Jin Xu, Timothy A. Bigelow, Larry J. Halverson, Jill Middendorf, and Ben Rusk. Mechanical destruction of pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms by ultrasound exposure. 2011. Proceedings of the AIP Conference. New York.
  • Middendorf, J.M., Shortkroff, S., Dugopolski, C., Kennedy, S., Siemiatkoski, J., Bartell, L.R., Cohen, I., Bonassar, L.J., 2017. In vitro culture increases mechanical stability of human tissue engineered cartilage constructs by prevention of microscale scaffold buckling. J. Biomech. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.09.007
  • Middendorf, J.M., Griffin, D.J., Shortkroff, S., Dugopolski, C., Kennedy, S., Siemiatkoski, J., Cohen, I., Bonassar, L.J., 2017. Mechanical properties and structure-function relationships of human chondrocyte-seeded cartilage constructs after in vitro culture. J. Orthop. Res. 1–9. doi:10.1002/jor.23535

Honors and Awards

  • NSF GRFP
  • Tau Beta Pi

Personal

Jill is originally from a small town in Northwest Illinois and attended Iowa State University. She enjoys running, playing sports, and traveling in her free time.

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