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Gustavo Alejandro Orozco M.Sc.
Ph.D. Student


Junior Researcher


Biomechanics of knee joint, cartilage biomechanics

Personal information

  • Phone: +358 50 348 5018
  • Room: Me/331
  • Email: gustavo.orozco [at] uef.fi (please fix the address before mailing!)

  • Current research interests: Computational modeling; Biomechanics of soft tissues; Solid mechanics; Mechanical characterization

  • Education:
    • MSc Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia, 2015.
    • BSc Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 2011.

  • Language proficiency:
    • Spanish, native language
    • English, fluent
    • Portuguese, basics

  • Skills:
    • Abaqus, Matlab, Ansys, Inventor, Solidworks, Autocad, Minitab

  • Awards:
    • Master Thesis Laureate. Universidad del Valle, 2015.
    • Best graduating in Mechanical Engineering promotion, Universidad del Valle, 2011.

  • Hobbies: Football, Ski, Music, Coffee, Movies, Skate, Italian food

Publications:

(full papers, conference proceedings)
  1. Orozco GA, Tanska P, Mononen ME, Halonen KS and Korhonen RK. The effect of constitutive representations and structural constituents of ligaments on knee joint mechanics. Sci Rep. 2018; Feb 2, 8(1):2323. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20739-w.

  2. Gomez L, Diaz CA, Orozco GA, Garcia JJ. Dynamic analysis of forces in the lumbar spine during bag carrying. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2017; Sep 7:1-9. doi: 10.1080/10803548.2017.1352224.

  3. Urrea FA, Casanova F, Orozco GA, Garcia JJ. Evaluation of the friction coefficient, the radial stress, and the damage work during needle insertions into agarose gels. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater., 2016;56:56-98.

  4. Orozco GA, Smith J.H., Garcia JJ. Parametric analysis of drug distribution during infusions into the brain using an axisymmetric model with backflow. Revista Ingeniería Biomédica, 2014;8:56-64.

  5. Orozco GA, Smith J.H., Garcia JJ. Backflow length predictions during flow-controlled infusions using a nonlinear biphasic finite element model. Med Biol Eng Comput, 2014;52(10):841-9.

  6. Orozco GA, Villegas L., Garcia JJ. Mechanical Behavior of Bamboo Species Guadua angustifolia under Compression along the Thickness of the Culm. Key Eng. Mater., 2014;600:49-56.

  7. Orozco GA, Tanska P, Eskelinen AS, Florea C, Grodzinsky A, Korhonen RK. Mechanisms to Reveal How Normal Dynamic Loading Causes Proteoglycan Loss in Mechanically Injured Cartilage: A Mechanobiological Model Combined With Experimental Findings. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, 64:1333, 2018 (Poster Presentation).

  8. Orozco GA, Tanska P, Mononen ME, Halonen KS, Korhonen RK. Importance of Compression-tension Nonlinearity of Ligaments on Human Knee Joint Biomechanics. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, CA, USA, 2017 (Podium Presentation).

  9. Orozco GA, Urrea FA, Casanova F, Smith J.H., Garcia JJ. An approach to include pre-stress in a finite element model of convection-enhanced delivery with backflow. Proceedings of the SB3C 2015, Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, Snowbird Resort, UT, USA, 2015.

  10. Orozco GA, Smith J.H., Garcia JJ. Parametric Analysis of Drug Distribution During Infusions in Brain Tissue Using an Axisymmetric Finite Element Model with Backflow. 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, USA, 2014.

  11. Orozco GA, Smith J.H., Garcia JJ. Predictions of drug distribution during infusions into the brain using an axisymmetric finite element biphasic model that includes backflow. Proceedings of the ASME 2013, Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, OR, USA, 2013.

  12. Orozco GA, Smith J.H., Garcia JJ. Assessment of an exponential scaling relationship for backflow length in brain tissue. Proceedings of the ASME 2013, Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, OR, USA, 2013.

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