Iwona M Jasiuk

Iwona M Jasiuk
Iwona M Jasiuk
  • Professor
(217) 333-9259
2023 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg

Primary Research Area

  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering

Research Areas

  • Biomechanics

Education

  • Ph.D. TAM Northwestern University 1986
  • M. S. Structural Mechanics University of Illinois at Chicago 1982
  • B. S. Structural Engineering University of Illinois at Chicago 1980

Academic Positions

  • Health Innovation Professor, The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Jan 2021-present.
  • Professor, The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, March 2017-present.
  • Professor (Affiliate faculty), Department of Aerospace Engineering, UIUC, August 2018-present.
  • Associate in the Center for Advanced Study, UIUC, 2017-2018
  • Professor (Affiliate faculty), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, Sep 2014-present.
  • Professor, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), UIUC, August 2014-present.
  • Site Director, NSF I/UCRC on Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures, March 2014-present.
  • MTS Visiting Professor of Geomechanics, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012.
  • Research Professor, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, UIUC, January 2008-present.
  • Part-time faculty, 3D Micro- and Nanosystems, Beckman Institute, UIUC, Nov 2006-present.
  • Affiliate faculty, Institute for Genomic Biology, Regenerative Biology Theme, UIUC, October 2006-present.
  • Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UIUC, June 2006-present.
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, January 1, 2006-present.
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, July 1, 2004 – December 31, 2005
  • Professor, The Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, June 1, 2002 – June 30, 2004
  • Associate Professor, The Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, September 1, 1996 – May 31, 2002
  • Invited Faculty Visitor, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, September 1995
  • Visiting Research Associate, AFOSR Summer Faculty Research Program, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, June – August 1994
  • Visiting Research Scientist, The Institute for Mechanics and Materials, AMES Department, University of California, San Diego, California, February – May 1994
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science and Mechanics Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, June 1, 1992 – August 31, 1996
  • Visiting Research Scientist, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, July 1990
  • Visiting Research Scientist, Science Center at Rockwell International Corporation, Thousand Oaks, CA, July 1987
  • Assistant Professor, Metallurgy, Mechanics and Materials Science Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, September 1, 1986 – May 31, 1992

Professional Registrations

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario License, June 2006
  • Engineer-in-training, Illinois, 1979

Other Professional Activities

  • ASTM International (2019-present)
  • Society of Women Engineers (2003 - 2008, 2013 - present)
  • TMS - The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (1987-1990, 1994-2000, 2010, 2014-present)
  • Orthopedic Research Society (2009-present)
  • Society of Engineering Science (1989 - present) Vice-President (2005), President (2006)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1985 - present)

Journal Editorships

  • Editorial Board - Scientific Reports, 2018-present
  • Editorial Board - Acta Mechanica, 2018-present
  • Advisory Board, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 2006–date.
  • Board of Editors: Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 2005-date.

Professional Societies

  • Member, Orthopedic Research Society, 2010-present
  • Technical Chair of the 2008 Society of Engineering Science Conference
  • President, SES, 2006
  • Elected Board of Directors, SES, 2001-2006
  • Member, Society of Engineering Science (SES), 1989-date
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1985-present
  • Fellow, Society of Engineering Science, 2012
  • Fellow, ASME, 2003

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Elasticity
  • Biomaterials
  • Bone mechanics
  • Biological materials
  • Composite materials
  • Micromechanics
  • Mechanics of materials

Research Statement

Professor Jasiuk studies engineering and biological materials. She investigates materials theoretically and experimentally and designs new advanced materials based on bioinspiration for various medical and technological applications. The engineering materials of interest include composites and nanocomposites, polymers, and alloys for aerospace, automotive, and energy applications. The biological materials studies address the mechanics of bone and hoof. She is also designing new bioinspired materials and 3D printing them using various additive manufacturing techniques.

One ongoing project on bone aims to explain the mechanics of bone at different structural scales to obtain predictive tools for healthy and diseased bone. She is also exploring computational and non-invasive experimental tools for use in clinical settings to diagnose bone health.

The project on natural materials investigates a hoof wall and hoof-inspired materials. Professor Jasiuk is studying, jointly with Professor Marc Meyers from the University of California at San Diego, the structure, composition, and mechanical properties of the hoof wall at different structural levels. They are also designing hoof-inspired impact-resistant materials for various engineering applications.

She also designs, manufactures, characterizes, and models novel architectured cellular bioinspired multifunctional materials. She employs different additive manufacturing techniques to create models for testing and investigates their mechanical, electrical, thermal, acoustic, and electromagnetic properties.

Finally, Professor Jasiuk is a site director of the NSF I/UCRC Center on Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures. She designs and explores novel high-temperature composite and nanocomposite materials for aerospace applications and high-conductivity alloys for power transmission.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Several projects are available on the characterization and modeling of materials.

Primary Research Area

  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering

Research Areas

  • Biomechanics

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • Soboyejo, W., A. Evans, I. Jasiuk, and Y.-C. Chen, eds., Mechanics of Cellular and Porous Materials – Special Issue of Mechanics of Materials, 36, 2004.
  • Goncalves, I. Jasiuk, and L. Bevilacqua, eds., Mechanics Pan American - Special Issue of the International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38:10-13, 2001.
  • Weber, H. I., P. B. Goncalves, I. Jasiuk, D. Pamploma, C. Steele, and L. Bevilacqua, eds., "Applied Mechanics in the Americas Volume 8, Proceedings of Sixth Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics and Eight International Conference on Dynamic Problems in Mechanics," AAM and ABCM, Rio di Janeiro, Brazil, 1999.
  • Goncalves, P. B., I. Jasiuk, D. Pamploma, C. Steele, H. I. Weber, and L. Bevilacqua, eds., "Applied Mechanics in the Americas Volumes 6 & 7, Proceedings of Sixth Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics and Eight International Conference on Dynamic Problems in Mechanics," AAM and ABCM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1999.
  • Jasiuk, I. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Guest Editors, Micromechanics of Random Media II - Special Issue of International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 35:19, 1998.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M. and I. Jasiuk, Eds., Micromechanics of Random Media - Special Issue of Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 47(1, Part 2), 1994.

Chapters in Books

  • Jasiuk, I., "Micromechanics of Bone modeled as a Composite Material," in Micromechanics and Nanomechanics of Composite Solids, S. Meguid and G. Weng, ed., pages 281-306, Springer, 2018.
  • Jasiuk, I. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, “Two-versus Three-Dimensional Classical Elasticity,” Chapter 5 in Microstructural Randomness and Scaling in Mechanics of Materials, M. Ostoja-Starzewski, ed., The Chapman & Hall/CRC Modern Mechanics and Mathematics Series, 2007.
  • Jasiuk, I. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, “From Lattices and Composites to Micropolar Continua,” Chapter 7 in Micromechanics and Nanoscale Effects: MEMS, Multi-Scale Materials and Micro-Flows, V. M. Harik and L.-S. Luo, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, 175-212, 2004.

Selected Articles in Journals

Teaching Honors

  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students - Spring 2018
  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students - Spring 2013
  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students – Spring 2008
  • “Most Helpful Professor,” Teaching Award, Georgia Tech, 2002

Research Honors

  • American Advanced Materials Award (AAM Award) 2016, International Association of Advanced Materials
  • Associate in the Center for Advanced Studies, 2017-2018
  • Distinguished Fellow of the Collegium of Eminent Scientists of Polish Origin and Ancestry - The Kosciuszko Foundation, 2015
  • Fellow, Society of Engineering Science, 2012
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003

Public Service Honors

  • Women's Leadership Council - Orthopedic Research Society (2017-2020)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, College level, 2019-2021
  • Seminar Committee, Department level, 2018-2019
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department level, 2016-2018
  • Institute for Genomic Biology Advisory Committee 2016-2017
  • Faculty liaison for the BiRmingham-Illinois Partnership for Discovery, EnGagement and Education (BRIDGE) initiative
  • Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) Executive Committee
  • Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) affiliate
  • Chair of Bylaws Committee, Society of Engineering Science, 2012
  • Member of Nominating Committee, Society of Engineering Science, 2011-2012
  • Chair of By-Laws Committee, Society of Engineering Science, 2007
  • Chair of Awards Committee, Society of Engineering Science, 2004
  • Chair of Nominating Committee, Society of Engineering Science, 2002-2003
  • Member of Board of Directors, Society of Engineering Science, 2000-2006
  • Chair, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division Composites Committee, 2004
  • Vice-Chair, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division Composites Committee, 2003
  • Awards committee, American Academy of Mechanics (2007-2008)
  • SES representative to the US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2007-2010
  • President, Society of Engineering Science, 2006
  • Vice-President, Society of Engineering Science (SES), 2005

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