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Jennifer Wayne, Ph.D.

Jennifer Wayne sitting in chair
313 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Areas

  • Virtual Reality in Education
  • Biomechanics


Research Interests

  • Virtual Reality for clinical immersion
  • Experimental and computational modeling of diarthrodial joint function
  • Soft and hard biological tissue characterization
  • Reparative Techniques


  • University of California at San Diego: Ph.D., Bioengineering
  • Tulane University: M.S., Biomedical Engineering
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: B.S., Engineering Science and Mechanics (Summa Cum Laude)

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • AIMBE Board of Directors, 2022-2024
  • ASME Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Medal to Bioengineering Division Women's Networking Group (leads RM Patterson, JS Wayne), 2021
  • Fellow, Orthopaedic Research Society, 2020
  • H.R. Lissner Medal, ASME, 2019 The H.R. Lissner Medal recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering.
  • ABET Commissioner for Engineering Accreditation Commission, 2019-2024
  • ABET Program Evaluator, 2013 - Present
  • Engineer of the Year, Richmond Joint Engineer's Council, 2008
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2007
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2004
  • AOFAS Roger Mann Award, 2004

Selected Publications

Dickinson L, Wang V, Wayne JS, Clements JR: How much angular offset is acceptable to achieve minimum contact for a successful 1st metatarsophalangeal joint fusion?  Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 62(2):371-376, 2023. (DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2022.09.006)

Perez MT, Owen JR, Adelaar RS, Wayne JS: Computational analysis of Lisfranc surgical repairs. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 40(12):2856-2864, 2022. (PMID: 35277882; DOI: 10.1002/jor.25308)

Perez MT, Owen JR, Wayne JS: Computational analysis of the clinical presentation of a ligamentous Lisfranc injury. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 39(12):2725-2731, 2021. (PMID: 33620124; DOI: 10.1002/jor.25013)

Veilleux NJ, Kalore NV, Vossen JA, Wayne JS: Automatic characterization of pelvic and sacral measures from 200 subjects. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Dec; 102(23):e130, 2020. (PMID: 32881722; DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.20.00343)

Wayne JS: Capturing the 2019 H.R. Lissner Medal Presentation with Jennifer S. Wayne. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 142(3):030206. (PMID: 32016373; DOI: 10.1115/1.4046221)

Wayne JS, Tremols EJ: Computational wrist analysis of functional restoration after scapholunate dissociation repair. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 57:1465-1479, 2019.  (PMID: 30903530; DOI: 10.1007/s11517-019-01971-6)

Bansal A, Carlson DA, Owen JR, Cheatham SA, Williams DSB, Kates SL, Wayne JS: Ligamentous Lisfranc injury – A biomechanical comparison of dorsal plate fixation and transarticular screws. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 33(7):e270-e275, 2019. (PMID: 31136372; DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001466)

Chande R, Wayne JS: Neural network prediction of ligament stiffnesses for the enhanced predictive ability of a patient-specific, computational foot/ankle model. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 139:091003_1-8, 2017. (PMID: 28633164; DOI 10.1115/1.4037101)

Smith BA, Adelaar RS, Wayne JS: Patient specific computational models to optimize surgical correction for flatfoot deformity. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 35(7):1523-1531, 2017. (PMID: 27556250; DOI: 10.1002/jor.23399)