"Clinical utility of 3D planning in soft tissue tumors. A preliminary analysis of our experience"
"Global impact of regulations for medical products"
"Translational Medicine and the use of technology to augment bone regeneration and orthopedic implant fixation"
"Mandibular reconstruction: an outlook of where we come from, where we are, and where we are going"
"Importance of patient-specific models and challenges in biological material modeling: the human lumbar spine"
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Camilo Arango MD.
Dr. Arango is a Dentist and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who specializes in oncology and complex reconstruction. He earned both his degrees in the CES University in Medellin, Colombia. And has had his work presented in numerous national and international congresses including the Colombian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The AAOMS Annual Meeting and the European Congress for Cranio-facial surgery. He has significant experience with the reconstruction of mandibular and maxillary cancer patients by means of a free fibula flap and has used 3D technology in more than 80 of these cases, which he has been following and publishing.
Melanie Coathup Ph.D.
Dr. Coathup qualified in Medical Cell Biology from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom in 1992. She completed her Ph.D. in 1999 at the Institute of Orthopaedics, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London (UCL) based at the internationally leading Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, UK. She became an Assistant Professor at UCL in 2001 followed by an Associate Professor before becoming Head of the Center for Tissue and Cell Research at UCL and Divisional Head of Athena SWAN and Women in Science in 2014. In October 2017, Dr.Coathup joined the College of Medicine, University of Central Florida as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Biionix Cluster. Over the last 24 years, Dr. Coathup has worked in Biomedical Engineering and orthopedic innovation with the view of investigating and applying scientific discovery to improve the treatment and care of patients. During her career and in collaboration with fellow scientists, clinicians, engineers, and orthopaedic manufacturing companies, her research has focused on improving orthopaedic implant fixation and enhancing bone regeneration, focusing on translational themes that include biomaterials, stem cells, the design and follow-up of implants, implant infection and novel synthetic bone graft substitute materials. Her research excellence has been recognized internationally through her publications and through receiving several prestigious UK, European and International prizes from her peers.
Professor of Medicine
Eduardo Divo Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Divo currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). He completed undergraduate Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Information Engineering from the Central Technological University (UNITEC) of Venezuela in 1992 as the top of his class honored as the Valedictorian. He completed multiple graduate Certificates and Degrees in Statistical Control from ITESM as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 1998, achieving a perfect academic grade-point average (4.0/4.0) throughout his graduate studies. Dr. Divo is actively involved in Biomedical Engineering Research including Cardiovascular Hemodynamics, Lung Dynamics, Hip Mechanics, Muscle and Tissue Mechanics, Radiotherapy, and others. His fundamental research concentrates on the development of Mesh-Reduction techniques such as Meshless Methods and the Boundary Element Method aiming at generating automated numerical solutions of field problems in the areas of Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Porosity, and Elasticity, as well as the multi-physics interaction of these phenomena in a number of ensuing applications in the Biomedical field. He has co-authored over 250 articles including over 80 peer-reviewed Journal papers and two technical books. He was awarded a Patent by the USPTO for a Dilator Device for Percutaneous Tracheostomy. His research has helped him attract over $4.0 million in funding from State agencies, Federal agencies, and private industry. He has taught over 30 undergraduate and 8 graduate courses and has supervised 17 M.S. Theses and 10 Ph.D. Dissertations as well as over 30 Senior Design Projects and Honors in the Major Theses. He has received multiple awards such as the 2001 Pi Tau Sigma UCF Professor of the Year, the 2007 UCF CECS Teacher of the Year, the 2009 E-Week Central Florida Engineer of the Year, the 2009 UCF CECS Distinguished Researcher Award, the 2008 Teaching Award and the 2009 Research Award by the State of Florida University System, the 2014-2015 ERAU College of Engineering Research Award, and in 2014 he received the National Education Award from the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) at the Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) conference. He is a Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Great Britain and a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Analysis.