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Jennifer Wayne, Ph.D.

  • Department Head
Jennifer Wayne
313 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Areas

  • Biomechanics
  • Computational Modeling
  • Experimental Evaluations
  • Solid Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Experimental and computational modeling of diarthrodial joint function
  • Soft and hard biological tissue characterization
  • Structural stability of fixation constructs
  • 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

  • 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
  • Member, Orthopaedic Research Society Awards & Recognition Committee, 2021-2023
  • Member, Orthopaedic Research Society Board of Ethics, 2018-2021
  • ABET Commissioner for Engineering Accreditation Commission, 2019-present
  • H.R. Lissner Medal, ASME, 2019 The H.R. Lissner Medal recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering.
  • ABET Program Evaluator, 2013 - Present
  • Executive Committee, Orthopaedic Research Society, 2009 - 2013
  • Executive Committee, Bioengineering Division of ASME, 2006 - 2010
  • 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 – coauthor on awarded manuscript, 2004

Selected Recent Publications

Perez MT, Owen JR, Wayne JS: Computational analysis of the clinical presentation of a ligamentous Lisfranc injury. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, (online ahead of print, February 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)

Acellular mineralized allogenic block bone graft does not remodel during the 10 weeks following concurrent implant placement in a rabbit femoral model | Clinical Oral Implants Research, 2019

The interaction of ceramide-1-phosphate with Group IVA cytosolic phospholipase A2 is intrinsic to acute wound healing and repair | Science Signaling, 2019

Ibandronate treatment before and after implant insertion impairs osseointegration in aged rats with ovariectomy induced osteoporosis | Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2019

Computational wrist analysis of functional restoration after scapholunate dissociation repair | Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 2019

Ligamentous Lisfranc injury – A biomechanical comparison of dorsal plate fixation and transarticular screws | Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2019

Single limb immobilization for bone loss from unloading | Journal of Biomechanics, 2019

CT confirmation of component rotation in a cadaver model of nanosensor–balanced TKA | Arthroplasty Today, 2019

Automated femoral version estimation without the distal femur | Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2018

Neural network prediction of ligament stiffnesses for the enhanced predictive ability of a patient-specific, computational foot/ankle model | Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2017

Patient specific computational models to optimize surgical correction for flatfoot deformity. | Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2017

Novel potential marker for native anteversion of the proximal femur. | Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2016

High Risk of Surgical Glove Perforation From Surgical Rotatory Instruments. | Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, 2016