Jean Sebastian Giudice Vilar

Jean Sebastian Giudice Vilar
Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D. Student
jsg4fd@virginia.edu | 434.297.8028

Sebastian is a PhD student at UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics. As a member of Team Panzer, Sebastian has worked on numerous computational and experimental projects. Currently, Sebastian is working on developing an American Football Helmet Finite Element (FE) model as part of the NFL Numerical Crowdsourcing Consortium. His other projects include measuring in situ brain deformation during dynamic head rotation and developing a high-throughput morphing framework for creating subject-specific brain FE models as part of his dissertation research. Sebastian’s past research projects have included developing the pelvis and lower extremities and thorax for the 5th percentile GHBMC human body model, assessing Achilles tendon material properties using experimental techniques and Shear Wave Elastography, evaluating and improving the NHTSA THOR FE model, and using inverse FE methods to create constitutive models for biological tissues.

 

 

Education

  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering – Duke University, ‘14
  • Minor in Neuroscience

 

Research Interests

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Lower extremity biomechanics
  • Human body modelling
  • Sports injury

 

Awards

  • Margaret H. Hines Award – 11th Anual Injury Biomechanics Symposium (Ohio State University, 2015)

 

Selected Publications

  • Alshareef A, Giudice JS, Forman J, Salzar RS, Panzer MB. (2017). A method for quantifying human in-situ whole brain deformation under rotational loading using sonomicrometry. Journal of Neurotrauma (Accepted).
  • Giudice JS, Alshareef A, Forman J, Panzer MB. (2017). Measuring 3D brain deformation during dynamic head motion using sonomicrometry (Short Communication). 2017 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings. Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Singh AA, Dobson ET, Flaxman NS, Giudice JS, Panzer MB. (2017). Correlation between Shear Wave Elastography and Mechanical Properties of the Achilles Tendon (Poster). 2017 BMES Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Giudice JS, Nie B, Wu T, Poulard D, Panzer MB. (2016). Evaluation of the GHBMC 5th female Pelvis and Lower Extremity (Presentation). 1st GHBMC User’s Workshop. Detroit, MI.

 

Other Interests

  • Watching and playing sports
  • Cooking
  • Photography
  • Music