Philip Bayly, PhD

Philip Bayly, PhD

The Lilyan & E. Lisle Hughes Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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Awards and Grants:

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • WUSTL Engineering Professor of the Year
  • Office of Naval Research

Core Usage & WUSTL Affiliations:

  • The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders

Mechanics of Brain Development and Traumatic Brain Injury

The Bayly lab studies dynamic, mechanical phenomena in biomedical systems, including cortical folding during development and tissue mechanics in traumatic brain injury. For these studies they use a combination of advanced imaging techniques–including MRI– computational modeling, and animal models of traumatic brain injury.

Selected publications

  1. Chan DD, Knutsen AK, Lu YC, Yang SH, Magrath E, Wang WT, Bayly PV, Butman JA, Pham DL. (2018). Statistical Characterization of Human Brain Deformation During Mild Angular Acceleration Measured In Vivo by Tagged Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 140(10). 
  2. Ganpule S, Daphalapurkar NP, Ramesh KT, Knutsen AK, Pham DL, Bayly PV, Prince JL. (2017). A 3D computational human head model that captures live human brain dynamics. Journal of Neurotrauma. 34(13), online.
  3. Garcia KE, Okamoto RJ, Bayly PV, Taber LA. (2016). Contraction and stress-dependent growth generate forces that shape the embryonic forebrain. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials65:383-397.