Michelle Blum

Michelle M. Blum
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Address: 239 Link Hall
Phone: 315-443-2840
E-mail: mmblum@syr.edu
Website: http://eng-cs.syr.edu/about-the-college/faculty-and-staff/blum

Research:

Tribology & Lubrication
Multi-Scale Mechanical Characterization
Biomaterials
Biomechanics
Orthopedic Biomaterials Design
Finite Element Analysis

Recent Publications

M.M. Blum and T.C. Ovaert, Investigation of friction and surface degradation of innovative boundary lubricant functionalized hydrogel material for use as artificial articular cartilage, Wear (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2012.11.042.

M.M. Blum and T.C. Ovaert, A novel polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel functionalized with organic boundary lubricant for use as low-friction cartilage substitute: Synthesis, physical/chemical, mechanical, and friction characterization. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B 2012:100B: 1755–1763.

M.M. Blum and T.C. Ovaert, Experimental and numerical tribological studies of a boundary lubricant functionalized poro-viscoelastic PVA hydrogel in normal contact and sliding, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2012, Volume 14, pp. 248 – 258.

M.M. Blum and T.C. Ovaert, Boundary Lubricant – Functionalized PVA Gels for Biotribological Applications. 2010 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting Symposium PP Proceedings. Paper #1272-PP09-14.

Zhang J., Michalenko M.M., Kuhl E., Ovaert T.C., 2010. Characterization of Indentation Response and Stiffness Reduction of Bone using a Continuum Damage Model, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 189-202.

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