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Colton Ross

Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Fall 2020

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2019

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2020

My research is focused on heart valve biomechanics, with an emphasis on experimental quantifications of tissue mechanical properties and computational modeling. The work will be useful in moving towards an improved understanding of heart valve function, and therapeutic improvement.

Dr. Chung-Hao Lee

1. Ross, C.J., Zheng, J., Liang, M., Wu, Y., and Lee, C.-H., “Mechanics and Microstructure of the Atrioventricular Heart Valve Chordae Tendineae: A Review,” Bioengineering, 7, 25, 2020.

2. Ross, C.J., Laurence, D.W., Hsu, M.-C., Baumwart, R., Zhao, Y.D., Burkhart, H.M., Mir, A., Holzapfel, G.A., Wu, Y., and Lee, C.-H., “Mechanics of Porcine Heart Valves’ Strut Chordae Tendineae Investigated as a Leaflet-Chordae-Papillary Muscle Entity,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 1-12, 2020.

3. Ross, C.J., Laurence, D.W., Richardson, J., Babu, A.R., Evans, L.E., Beyer, E.G., Childers, R.C., Wu, Y., Towner, R.A., Fung, K.-M., Mir, A., Burkhart, H.M., Holzapfel, G.A., and Lee, C.-H., “An investigation of the glycosaminoglycan contribution to biaxial mechanical behaviors of porcine atrioventricular heart valve leaflets,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 16(156), 20190069, 2019.

4. Ross, C.J., Laurence, D.W., Wu, Y., and Lee, C.-H., “Biaxial mechanical characterization of atrioventricular heart valves,” Journal of Visualized Experiments, 146: e59170, 2019.

2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF)

Thomas Milam, Sr., Endowed Graduate Fellowship (2019-2020)


My career goal is to make exciting research developments in a national laboratory that will lead to bettering society.

Noble, Oklahoma

I am very excited about the research I am doing with my advisor, Dr. Lee, and want to help make great strides in the biomechanics research field. I’m also in graduate school so that I can develop my skills and better prepare myself for my future career. 

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