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Jianhua Tong, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
The Institute for Biomedical Engineering & Nano Science
Tongji University
Address:67 Chifeng Rd. Shanghai, 200092, P.R. China
Tel/Fax: 021-65983706-215(Office)
Email: tongjh@tongji.edu.cn

 
 

EDUCATION

2013 Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria (with distinction)
2007 M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
2005 B.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Professional Experience

2014-present Assistant Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai
2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona, USA
|2009-2013 University Assistant, TU Graz, Austria

Awards and Professional Recognition

2013 NIH Postdoc Fellowship
2011 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (2011-016)
2010 Invited Talk at the 24th Annual Meeting of European Society of Vascular Surgery
2002 Excellent Student Scholarship, Tongji University
2008-present Reviewers of Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Journal of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, etc.

Research Interests

Dr. Tong’s research mainly focuses on vascular disease biomechanics. Using the state of the art biomechanical tools and advanced medical imaging techniques as well as histology, his research quantitatively investigates biomechanical properties and microstructural characteristics of multi-scale vascular tissue and elucidates changes in complex tissue’s structure-function relationship in vascular diseases, providing great insights into endovascular diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Tong has been long working on biomechanics of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), a significant vascular pathology with a high mortality rate when it is ruptured. In particular, his research proposed thrombus age to characterize formation and biological evolution of intraluminal thrombus during AAA progression and emphasized potential effects of thrombus aging on aneurysmal rupture. Besides, Dr. Tong has also accumulated rich experience in biomechanically analyzing human aortic dissection, atherosclerotic plaques in carotid artery, and glaucomatous eyes, etc.

RESEARCH AREA

Vascular Biomechanics
Microstructural Characterization
Mechanobiology
Thrombosis
Vascular Tissue Engineering

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. J. Tong, G. Sommer, P. Regitnig and G. A. Holzapfel: Dissection properties and mechanical strength of tissue components in human carotid bifurcations. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 39: 1703-1719, 2011. (IF: 3.231)
  2. J. Tong, T. Cohnert, P. Regitnig and G. A. Holzapfel: Effects of age on the elastic properties of the intraluminal thrombus and the thrombus-covered wall in abdominal aortic aneurysms: biaxial extension behavior and material modeling. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 42:207-219, 2011. (IF: 3.070)
  3. G. A. Holzapfel, J. Tong, P. Regitnig and T. Cohnert: Recent advances in the biomechanics of abdominal aortic aneurysms. In: N. Chakfé, B. Durand and W. Meichelboeck (eds.), "ESVB 2011 – New Endovascular Technologies – From Bench Test to Clinical Practice", Chapter 3, Europrot, Strasbourg, France (2011), 23-40.
  4. J. Tong, A. J. Schriefl, T. Cohnert and G. A. Holzapfel: Gender differences in biomechanical properties, thrombus age, mass fraction and clinical factors of abdominal aortic aneurysms. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 45:364-372, 2013. (IF: 3.070)
  5. G. A. Holzapfel, J. Tong and T. Cohnert: Biomechanical behaviors of diseased arteries: tissue dissection, gender difference and mass fraction in abdominal aortic aneurysms. In: N. Chakfé, B. Durand and W. Meichelboeck (eds.), "ESVB 2013 – New Endovascular Technologies – From Bench Test to Clinical Practice", 8th European Symposium of Vascular Biomaterials, Chapter 31, Geprovas, Strasbourg, France (2013), 299-316.
  6. J. Tong, T. Cohnert, P. Regitnig, J. Kohlbacher, R. Birner-Gruenberger, A. J. Schriefl, G. Sommer and G. A. Holzapfel: Variations of dissection properties and mass fractions with thrombus age in human abdominal aortic aneurysms. Journal of Biomechanics, 47:14-23, 2014. (IF: 2.496)
  7. J. Tong, T. Cohnert and G. A. Holzapfel: Diameter-related variations of geometrical, mechanical and mass fraction data in the anterior portion of abdominal aortic aneurysms. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 49:262-270, 2015. (IF: 3.070)
  8. F. L. Danford, J. Tong, A. Ayyalasomayajula, U. Utzinger and J. P. Vande Geest: Quantification of the pressure dependent anterior microstructure of the lamina cribrosa using multiphoton microscopy. Experimental Eye Research, in review, 2014. (IF: 3.017)
  9. J. Tong and G. A. Holzapfel: Structure, mechanics and histology of intraluminal thrombi in abdominal aortic aneurysms. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Special Issue: Coupled Models for Soft Biological Tissue Disorder, 43:1488-1501, 2015. (IF: 3.231)

          Conference Proceedings

  1. J. Tong, P. Regitnig and G. A. Holzapfel: A preliminary investigation of carotid artery dissection due to tissue defects, Third Viennese Symposium on Biomaterials, Vienna, Austria, November 19-21, 2008 (oral presentation).
  2. J. Tong, P. Regitnig and G. A. Holzapfel: Dissection properties and mechanical strength of tissue components in human carotid bifurcations, 6th World Congress on Biomechanics, Singapore, August 1-6, 2010 (oral presentation).
  3. J. Tong, T. Cohnert and G. A. Holzapfel: Experimental investigation and modeling of the intraluminal thrombus and the thrombus-covered wall in abdominal aortic aneurysms, XXIV Annunal Meeting of European Society of Vascular Surgery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 16-19, 2010 (invited talk).
  4. J. Tong, T. Cohnert, P. Regitnig and G. A. Holzapfel: Association of thrombus age with the dissection properties of the intraluminal thrombus and the thrombus-covered wall in abdominal aortic aneurysms, 82nd Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM 2011), Graz, Austria, April 18-21, 2011 (oral presentation).
  5. T. Cohnert, J. Tong, P. Regitnig and G. A. Holzapfel: Biomechanics of AAA and treatment consequences--elastic properties of aneurysm wall and intraluminal thrombus, 12th International Vascular Endovascular Course & 5th European ISVS Congress, Milan, Italy, October 27, 2011.
  6. G. A. Holzapfel, J. Tong, P. Regitnig and T. Cohnert, Recent advances in the biomechanics of abdominal aortic aneurysms, 10th Symposium on ‘Endocardiovascular Biomechanics Research’ (EBR 2012), Marseille, France, May 3–4, 2012.
  7. J. Tong, T. Cohnert, P. Regitnig, G. Sommer and G. A. Holzapfel, Relation between the thrombus age and the tissue dissection in abdominal aortic aneurysms, 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC 2012), Graz, Austria, July 9–13, 2012 (oral presentation).
  8. J. Tong, T. Cohnert, P. Regitnig and G. A. Holzapfel: Biomechanics of abdominal aortic aneurysms: biaxial experiments and related modeling, tissue dissection and microstructural characterization, 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2012), Beijing, China, August 19-24, 2012 (oral presentation).
  9. J. Tong, T. Cohnert and G. A. Holzapfel: Gender differences in the biomechanical properties of abdominal aortic aneurysms, XXVI Annual Meeting of European Society of Vascular Surgery, Bologna, Italy, September 19-21, 2012 (oral presentation).
  10. J. Tong, F. L. Danford, A. Ayyalasomayajula, U. Utzinger and J. P. Vande Geest: Quantification of the pressure dependent anterior microstructure of the lamina cribrosa using multiphoton microscopy. Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Orlando, USA, May 4-8, 2014 (poster and paper)

 


 

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