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Andrew S. Douglas, Ph.D.

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Vice Dean for Faculty, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering

Joint Appointment in Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Onlinear mechanics of solids; Mechanical response of compliant biological tissues; Finite deformation elasticity; Static and dynamic fracture of ductile materials ...read more

Background

Dr. Andrew S. Douglas holds a joint appointment in biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research has focused on soft biological tissues and organs such as the heart and tongue. He serves as vice dean for faculty at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.

Dr. Douglas earned a B.S. and M.Sc. from the University of Cape Town, and a Sc.M. and Ph.D. from Brown University. 

He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1983, winning promotion to professor a decade later and serving as chair of the mechanical engineering department from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, he was named associate dean for academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, then later served as interim dean of engineering.

Dr. Douglas has won Johns Hopkins awards for excellence in teaching and service to undergraduates.

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Titles

  • Vice Dean for Faculty, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
  • Joint Appointment in Biomedical Engineering

Departments / Divisions

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Marra S, Ramesh K, Douglas A. "Characterization and modeling of compliant active materials." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2003;51(9):1723-1743.

Marra S, Ramesh K, Douglas A. "The actuation of a biomimetic poly(vinyl alcohol)-poly(acrylic acid) gel." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2002;360(1791):175-198.

Marra S, Ramesh K, Douglas A. "Mechanical characterization of active poly(vinyl alcohol)-poly(acrylic acid) gel." Materials Science and Engineering C-Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems. 2001;14(1-2):25-34.

Stone M, Davis E, Douglas A, Nessaiver M, Gullapalli R, Levine W, Lundberg A. "Modeling the motion of the internal tongue from tagged cine-MRI images." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2001;109(6):2974-2982.

Stone M, Davis E, Douglas A, Nessaiver M, Gullapalli R, Levine W, Lundberg A. "Modeling tongue surface contours from Cine-MRI images." Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research. 2001; 44(5):1026-1040.

Criscione J, Douglas A, Hunter W. "Physically based strain invariant set for materials exhibiting transversely isotropic behavior." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2001;49(4): 871-897.

Criscione J, Humphrey J, Douglas A, Hunter W. "An invariant basis for natural strain which yields orthogonal stress response terms in isotropic hyperelasticity." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2000;48(12):2445-2465.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Tau Beta Pi
  • William Huggins Award for Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
  • Wendall Dunn Award, 2002
  • Exxon Young Faculty Development Award, 1982
  • Brown University Fellowship, 1977
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