Joseph M. Mansour, PhD

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case School of Engineering

Interests: Mechanical behavior of cartilaginous tissues in normal, diseased & repaired states.

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Mansour, J.M.; Motavalli, M.; Bensusan, J.; Li, M.; Margevicius, S.; and Welter, J.F.: The nonlinear relationship between speed of sound and compression in articular cartilage: Measurements and modeling. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2020 Oct;110:103923. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103923. PMID: 32952604 

Motavalli, M.; Jones, C.; Berilla, J.A.; Li, M.; Schluchter, M.D.; Mansour, J.M.; and Welter, J.F.: Apparatus and method for rapid detection of acoustic anisotropy in cartilage. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2020, 40:419–427.

Sharma, A.; Kumar, D.; Moore, R.M.; Deshmukh, A.; Mercer, B.M.; Mansour, J.M.; and Moore, J.J.: Granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), the critical intermediate of inflammation-induced fetal membrane weakening, primarily exerts its weakening effect on the choriodecidua rather than the amnion. Placenta. 2020 89:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2019.10.003. PMID: 31665659 

Kumar, D.; Moore, R.M.; Sharma, A.; Mercer, B.M.; Mansour, J.M.;and Moore, J.J.: In an in-vitro model using human fetal membranes, α-lipoic acid inhibits inflammation induced fetal membrane weakening. Placenta. 2018 68:9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2018.06.305. PMID: 30055672 

Mansour, J.M.; Motavalli, M.; Dennis, J.E.; Kean, T.J.; Caplan, A.I.; Berilla, J.A.; and Welter, J.F.: Rapid detection of shear-induced damage in tissue engineered cartilage using ultrasound. Tissue engineering, part C, 2018, 24(8):443-456 PMID: 29999475, doi: 10.1089/ten.TEC.2017.0513.

Whitney, G.A.; Kean, T.J.: Fernandes, R.J.; Waldman, S.; Tse, M.Y.; Pang, S.C.; Mansour, J.M.; and Dennis, J.E.: Thyroxine increases collagen type II expression and accumulation in scaffold-free tissue-engineered articular cartilage. Tissue Eng Part A. 2017 doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2016.0533. [Epub ahead of print]

Kumar, D.; Moore, R.M.; Mercer, B.M.; Mansour, J.M.; Redline, R.W.; and Moore, J.J.: The physiology of fetal membrane weakening and rupture: Insights gained from the determination of physical properties revisited. Placenta. 2016, 42:59-73. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.03.015. 

Zhou,H.; Gawlik, A.; Hernandez, C.; Goss, M.; Mansour,J.; and Exner, A.: Nondestructive characterization of biodegradable polymer erosion in vivo using ultrasound elastography imaging ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2016 (Accepted)

Mansour, J.; Lee, Z.; and Welter, J.: Nondestructive techniques to evaluate the characteristics and development of engineered cartilage. (Invited review). Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2016 44(3):733-749. 

Zhou, H.; Goss, M.; Hernandez, C.; Mansour, J.M.; and Exner, A.: Validation of ultrasound elastography imaging for nondestructive characterization of stiffer biomaterials. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2016 44(5):1515-1523.