Dr. X. Lucas Lu

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
201A Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716

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Executive Summary

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, May 2007

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, May 2002

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, June 1998

Key Publications

Proteoglycans and Mechanical Behaviors of Condylar Cartilage. Lu, X.L., Guo, X.E., Mow, V.C., Journal of Dental Research. 88(3):244-8. 2009.

Fluid Flow Induced Calcium Response in Bone Cell Network. Huo, B., Lu, X.L., Hung, C.T., Costa, K.D., Xu, Q., Whitesides, G.M., Guo, X.E., Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. 1(1):58-66. 2008.

Biomechanical Principles of Cartilage and Determination of Material Properties. Lu, X.L., Mow V.C., Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 40(2):193-9. 2008.

The Generalized Triphasic Correspondence Principle for Simultaneous Determination of the Mechanical Properties and Proteoglycan Content of Articular Cartilage by Indentation. Lu, X.L., Miller, C, Guo, X.E., Mow, V.C., Journal of Biomechanics. 40(11):2434-41. 2007.

Indentation Determined Mechanoelectrochemical Properties and Fixed Charge Density of Articular Cartilage. Lu, X.L., Sun, D. D., Guo, X. E., Chen, F. H., Lai, W. M., Mow, V. C., Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 32(3):370-9. 2004.

Research Areas

Biomedical Engineering
Soft Tissue Biomechanics; Cartilage Tissue Engineering; Cell Biomechanics

Theory, modeling and simulation of articular cartilage; Bio-tribology of temporomandibular joint; Cell force in chondrocytes

Solid Mechanics
Mixture theory for connective tissue

Life & Health Sciences
Repair of cartilage lesion; Bone marrow involved cartilage repair

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