All lectures will be given in English, and lecture notes are provided at the beginning of the Summer School.

Gerard A. Ateshian

Columbia University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
500 West 120th Street, Mail Code 4703
220 S.W. Mudd
New York, NY 10027-6699, USA
Introduction to and applications of mixture theory for tissues and cells; governing eqs for solid-fluid mixtures and solid-solventsolute mixtures; permeation; osmotic loading, Donnan osmotic swelling of charged tissues, examples from cartilage mechanics.

Mary C. Boyce

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307, USA
Single molecule and filament mechanics; network-based hyperelastic strain-energy formulations with actin networks as an example; shear-driven viscoelastic and poroelastic effects which get combined with the hyperelastic formulation of the prior lectures.

Gerhard A. Holzapfel

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Centre of Biomedical Engineering
Kronesgasse 5-I
8010 Graz, Austria
Introduction to blood vessels; experiments, constitutive and numerical modeling of soft tissues with applications to arteries and the cornea; balloon angioplasty; modeling of stenting; aneurysms including growth modeling.

Mohammad R.K. Mofrad

University of California, Berkeley
Department of Bioengineering
208A Stanley Hall #1762
Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Protein mechanics, cellular mechanotransduction – molecular dynamic models of force-induced conformational changes exposing the vinculin-binding site; molecular mechanics of actin binding proteins (alphaactinin and filamin); cytoskeletal and nuclear mechanics; multiscale modeling of human aortic valves.

Ray W. Ogden

University of Glasgow
Department of Mathematics
University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QW, UK
Eqs of continuum mechanics; constitutive laws for elastic materials with applications to soft tissues; isotropy and anisotropy; elasticity tensors; effect of fiber dispersion; extension and inflation of a tube; residual stresses and their effect on mechanical response.