GROUP NEWS (*Archived News Here)
11/3/12 · Hadi Tavakoli Nia delivered a podium presentation on “Dynamic Nanomechanics of Cartilage,” at NEW.Mech 2012 at Brown University.
9/13/12 · Congratulations to Ortiz group graduate student, Hadi Tavakoli Nia, who won the DeFlorez Travel Award in Design and Manufacturing at MIT.
4/27/12 ·Ortiz Group visits the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA! Link.
February 3-7, 2012· Hadi Takavoli Nia presents at the at the 58th Annual Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting on The effect of GAG depletion on cartilage nanoscale hydraulic permeability (Nia, HT, Soltani, I, Li, Y, Frank, E, Yousef-Toumi, K, Grodzinsky, AJ, Ortiz, C ), San Francisco.
1/20/12 · Congratulations to Ortiz group graduate student Erica Lin, who was selected to recieve a 2012 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense (DoD)!
1/20/12 · Congratulations to Ortiz group postdoc Yaning Li whose publication in PRE2 entitled, "Bioinspired, mechanical, deterministic fractal model for hierarchical suture joints" was highlighted in Physics Synopsis for American Physical Society, APS. Link
1/20/12 · Ortiz Group Bowling!
1/13/12 ·Congratulations to Michael Batista, who was accepted into UCSB and MIT graduate schools!
1/13/12 ·Congratulations to Eric Arndt! His rapid-access beamtime proposal submitted this fall for live-imaging experiments was accepted for 3 days of beamtime this summer at Argonne National Lab.
12/28/11 ·Congratulations to Ortiz group members Lin Han, Michael Batista, Yaning Li, Erica Lin, and Ashley Browning who had their abstracts accepted as oral presentations at the American Physics Society (APS) March 2012 meeting (Feburary 27 to March 2) in Boston, MA. Details are here: PDF
12/15/11 ·Congratulations to Ortiz group members Yaning Li and Juha Song for 1st place in the poster competition, for poster " Y.N. Li, J. Song, C. Ortiz, M.C. Boyce (MIT, USA) Stiffness and strength of suture joints in nature " and Lin Han, Fred Rojas, and Mike Batista for winning 2nd place (shared) for their poster " F.P. Rojas, M. Batista, A.J. Grodzinsky, C. Ortiz, L. Han (MIT, USA) Molecular interactions between cartilage extracellular matrix constituents determine its tissue integrity " at the 4th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues, Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort and Spa, Waikoloa, HI.
12/11/11 to 12/15/11 · Ortiz group members at the 4th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues, Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort and Spa, Waikoloa, HI.
12/9/11 · Ortiz group members visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA.
08/28/11 · Congratulations to Ortiz Lab members graduate students Ting-Ting Chen, Matthew Connors, and Ling Li, who had three abstracts accepted to the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), Charleston, SC, all as oral presentations. The details are here: PDF
09/02/11 · Congrats to Ortiz group graduate student Hadi Tavakoli Nia who was invited to chair a session on "Polymers and Composites" at the 4th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues, Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort and Spa, Waikoloa, HI.
09/01/11 · Congrats to UROP Mike Batista who won 1st prize in the DMSE UROP poster symposium and received a cash prize of $100. His poster was entitled, "Nanomechanics of Murine Cartilage Reveals the Effects of Chondroadherin Knockouts," Michael Batista, Alan J. Grodzinsky, Christine Ortiz, Dick Heinegård, Lin Han. Read a detailed abstract here. PDF
08/29/11 · Ortiz Group Canoeing Trip, Concord Massachusetts
08/28/11 · Congratulations to Ortiz Lab members postdoc Lin Han, undergraduates Mike Batista, Fred Rojas, postdoc Yaning Li, and graduate student Ling Li, who had four abstracts accepted to the Fall 2011 Materials Research Society Meeting, Boston, MA, all as oral presentations. The details are here: PDF
08/18/11 · Congratulations to Ortiz Lab graduate student Ting Ting Chen, who gave an oral presentation "Biomechanical Design of the Tiled and Actuating Exoskeleton of the Helmet Urchin, Colobocentrotus atratus." at the 6th North American Echinoderm Conference, College Place, WA.
08/18/11 · Congratulations to Ortiz Lab member Juha Song who defended her doctoral thesis, "Multiscale Materials Design of Natural Exoskeletons: Fish Armor"!
05/23/11 · Congratulations to Ortiz Lab graduate student Hadi Tavakoli Nia, who was selected as a finalist YC FUNG Student Paper Competition in Bio-mechanics and Bio-physics! He will give an oral presentation at the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) conference June 2nd, 3:15pm at Northeastern University, 433 Curry Center, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston. A preliminary program can be found by clicking here.
05/23/11 · Ortiz Lab graduate student Sergio Araya gives a series of presentations in Chile at Tech Visions this week, invited by the Innovation Dept. of the Ministry of Economy. He was also featured on the cover of "City Magazine" and has accepted a faculty position at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile, where he will be starting and directing a new design school. Congrats!
05/10/11 · Congratulations to Ortiz Lab 2010 PhD Alumni Hsu-Yi Lee, who was announced as one of the recipients of the Jin-Au Kong Award for best Electrical Engineering PhD Thesis this year. This award will be presented at the annual Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Spring Fling on May 15, 2011, at the MIT Museum. Nice work!
04/19/11 · Congratulations to Ortiz Lab UROP Michael Batista, who was accepted into an all expenses paid program for 10 weeks of summer research in Germany through DAAD RISE, a German academic exchange service. Michael was matched with a research lab at the Chemnitz University of Technology, where he will be conducting AFM studies of viscoelasticity. For more details on DAAD RISE, click here.
03/25/11 · Ortiz Lab graduate student Matthew Connors will give a presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists (WSM), to be held from June 27th to June 30th, 2011, at La Paz, Baja California Sur, México: Connors, M., Araya, S. and C. Ortiz, "Multiscale Design of a Natural Articulating Armor: the Chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora).”
03/24/11 · Ortiz Lab Postdoc Yaning Li gives a talk at the 2011 American Physical Society Annual March Meeting in Dallas, Texas: Li, Y., Song, J., Ortiz, C., and M. C. Boyce, "Mechanics of Suture Joints."
10/08/10 · Ortiz Lab graduate student Sergio Araya gives a presentation at SCL 2110 in Chile. SCL-2110 is an event where architecture, art, and performance intersect. Invited participants include Bernard Tschumi, former dean of Architecture at Columbia University, as well as Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, authors among others of the ICA building in Boston.
09/20/10 · Congratulations to Ortiz Lab Ph.D. student Juha Song, who won best oral presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials in Agadir, Morrocco last week. This news is featured on the first page of the conference website. Great work!
08/17/10 · Members of the Ortiz Lab return from a four-day visit to the Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois, where they were busy conducting experiments. Click on photos below for high resolution versions.