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João Silva Soares, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
ETM³: Engineered Tissue Multiscale Mechanics & Modeling Laboratory
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
College of Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
Engineering East Hall
401 West Main Street
Box 843015
Richmond, Virginia 23284
Office: E2232, Lab: E4243
Phone: 804-827-3517
Fax: 804-827-7030
E-mail: jsoares@vcu.edu
Website: http://etm3.egr.vcu.edu/

Biography

Joao Silva Soares, Ph.D. joined VCU Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering as Assistant Professor on the Fall 2017. Dr. Soares directs the Engineered Tissue Multiscale Mechanics and Modeling (ETM3) research group blending theory, experimentation, and simulation in mechanics and biomedical engineering. Dr. Soares obtained his Licenciatura degree in Aerospace Engineering at Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal in 2002, and his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2008. Subsequently, Dr. Soares has conducted postdoctoral work at Milan Polytechnic, Stony Brook University, and at the University of Texas at Austin as Research Scientist with independent PI status. Dr. Soares has developed state-of-the-art frameworks for polymer degradation and erosion, shear induced platelet activation, and mechanically-conditioned tissue engineering. His work is published in more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and more than 60 conference proceedings.

Education

YearDegreeMajorInstitution
2008Ph.D.Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
2002B.S.Aerospace EngineeringInstituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Positions and Employment

YearPositionInstitution
2007-presentAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
2012-2017Research Scientist (2016-17)
Research Associate (2015-16)
Postdoctoral fellow (2012-2015)
Center for Cardiovascular Simulation (PI: Michael S. Sacks)
Institute for computational Engineering and Sciences
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
2011-2012Senior postdoctoral fellowDepartment of Biomedical Engineering (PI: Danny Bluestein)
Stony Brook University
2009-2010Auxiliary researcher
FCT-Portugal Postdoctoral fellow
CEMAT - Department of Mathematics (PI: Adelia Sequeira)
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
2009-2010ResearcherMOX - Department of Mathematics (PI: Alfio Quarteroni)
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italia
2003-2008Graduate Research Assistant (2004-08)
FCT-Portugal Doctoral Fellow (2004-08)
Graduate Teaching Assistant (2003-04)
Department of Mechanical Engineering (PI: KR Rajagopal)
Department of Biomedical Engineering (PI: James E. Moore Jr.)
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Courses taught

Spring 2020EGMN 202
Mechanics of Deformables
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fall 2019EGMN 606
Continuum Mechanics
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
Spring 2019EGMN 202
Mechanics of Deformables
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fall 2018EGMN 606
Continuum Mechanics
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fall 2017EGMN 606
Continuum Mechanics
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
Spring 2016ASE 347
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
University of Texas at Austin

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Virginia Commonwealth University

College of Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

401 West Main Street
Box 843015
Richmond, Virginia 23284
Phone: 804.827.3517
Email: jsoares@vcu.edu

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