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Judy L. Cezeaux
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Office: 203 Sleith
Phone: 413-782-1618
E-Mail: jcezeaux@wne.edu

 

EDUCATION

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1984

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, December 1989


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, 9/08 – present

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, 9/04 – present

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, 7/02 – 9/04

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Western New England University, 8/00 – 7/02

ORISE Fellow, Engineering and Control Technology Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division,
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV, Summers 2001, 2002

Senior Staff Fellow, Engineering and Control Technology Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division,
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV, 1/99 – 7/00

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 8/97 – 7/00

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science, University of Tennessee, 7/95 – 7/97

Assistant Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics, University of Tennessee, 8/91 – 6/95

Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemical Engineering and Center of Membrane Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 10/89 – 8/91

HONORS AND AWARDS

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow

Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honorary Fraternity

Alpha Eta Mu Beta National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Design of prosthetic devices

Rehabilitation engineering

Tissue engineering for cardiovascular applications

Cellular biomechanics

Cardiovascular mechanics

Occupational effects of vibration
 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

National Student Chapter Advisor, Society of Engineering Science, 1994 – 1996

Reviewer, Tissue Engineering

Reviewer, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology

Reviewer for NIOSH manuscripts

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Papers:

J. L. Cezeaux, C. E. Romoser, R. S. Benson, C. K. Buck, and J. E. Sackman. VUV modification promotes endothelial cell proliferation on PTFE vascular grafts. Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics B 141:193-196, 1998.

T. R. Reeves, J. L. Cezeaux, J. E. Sackman, D. C. Cassada, M. B. Freeman, S. L. Stevens, and M. H. Goldman. Mechanical characteristics of lyophilized human saphenous vein valves. Journal of Vascular Surgery 26:823-828, 1997.

J. L. Cezeaux and A. van Grondelle. Accuracy of the inverse Womersley method for the calculation of hemodynamic variables. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 25:536-546, 1997.

J. E. Sackman, J. L. Cezeaux, T. T. Reddick, M. B. Freeman, S. L. Stevens, and M. H. Goldman. Evaluation of the effect of retroviral gene transduction on vascular endothelial cell adhesion. Tissue Engineering 2:223-234, 1996.


Conference Proceedings:

S. Baldwin, J.L. Cezeaux. Pre-clinical validation of a method to measure strains in prosthetic sockets using photoelasticity. Proceedings of the IEEE 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Boston, MA, April 2009.

M.R. Haley, J.L. Cezeaux, and P.B. Stoddard. Redesign of a retractor used in cleft palate surgery. Proceedings of the IEEE 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Boston, MA, April 2009.

E. Haffner, J. Cezeaux, and T. Keyser.  A multidisciplinary design experience that addresses several ABET outcomes also provides a framework for international student collaboration. Proceeding of the 39th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineerings, Troyes, France, July 2009.

J. L. Cezeaux, E. W. Haffner, T. Keyser. The evolution of a collaborative multidisciplinary engineering design experience. Proceedings of the 2008 IAJC-IJME International Conference on Engineering & Technology, Nashville, TN, November 2008.

J. L. Cezeaux, E. Haffner, T. K. Keyser, A. Kaboray, and C. Hasenjager. Introducing universal design concepts in an interdisciplinary laboratory project. Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

T. K. Keyser, J. L. Cezeaux, and E. Haffner. Universal design for the disabled: an interdisciplinary undergraduate laboratory project. Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference and Expo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 2008.

E. S. Yoshimaru, J. L. Cezeaux, and S. Thomsen. Design and validation for an active cooling system for a prosthetic socket. Proceedings of the IEEE 34th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Providence, RI, April 2008.

R. L. Cardin, J. L. Cezeaux, and S. Thomsen. Strain measurements on a prosthetic socket to improve ventilated socket design. Proceedings of the IEEE 34th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Providence, RI, April 2008.

J. L. Cezeaux, E. Haffner, A. Kaboray, and C. Hasenjager. Design for the disabled as an interdisciplinary laboratory project. Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, HI, June 2007.

S. Schreiner, J. L. Cezeaux, and D. Testa. Faculty-friendly assessment systems for biomedical engineering programs. Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, HI, June 2007.

C. M. Lafond, H. Des Moines, S. Schreiner, and J. L. Cezeaux. Design of a wicking apparatus and environmental chamber to determine properties of prosthetic socks. Proceedings of the IEEE 33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Stony Brook, NY, March 2007.

A. Mariani, J. D. Nacsin, S. Schreiner, and J. L. Cezeaux. Design of artery models used to visualize flow patterns. Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS 33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Stony Brook, NY, March 2007.

M. J. Solomito, C. R. Berglind, J. L. Cezeaux, S. Schreiner, and S. Thomsen. The design of a thermal-sweating manikin to evaluate the comfort of prostheses. Part I: heating system. Proceedings of the IEEE 33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Stony Brook, NY, March 2007.

C. R. Berglind, M. J. Solomito, J. L. Cezeaux, S. Schreiner, and S. Thomsen. The design of a thermal-sweating manikin to evaluate the comfort of prostheses. Part II: sweating system. Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS 33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Stony Brook, NY, March 2007.

C. Yantsides, J. L. Cezeaux, and S. Thomsen. Design of a system to evaluate the thermal conductivity of prosthetic materials. Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS 33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Stony Brook, NY, March 2007.

M. Fleshman, J. L. Cezeaux, and S. Thomsen. Design of a device and method to test the wickability of fabrics and materials used in prosthetic socket liners. Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS 32nd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Easton, PA, April 2006.

L. Steele and J. L. Cezeaux. Design of a molecular transport laboratory for undergraduate biomedical engineering students. Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS 32nd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Easton, PA, April 2006.

J. L. Cezeaux, S. Schreiner, and D. Testa. Integration of diverse laboratory experiences throughout the biomedical engineering curriculum. Proceedings of the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 2006.

H. Hasulak and J. L. Cezeaux. Design and validation of a test fixture to model hand arm vibration syndrome using cultured mammalian cells. Proceedings of the IEEE 30th Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Springfield, MA, April 2004.

M. B. Vollaro, D. M. Muratore, and J. L. Cezeaux. Engineering exploration for Junior Girls Scouts: establishing a partnership and implementing a hands-on activity. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education New England Regional Conference, Orono, ME, May 2003.

J. R. Loomis, J. L. Cezeaux, and D. Muratore. Comparison of glomerular filtration rate in spontaneously hypertensive and Wistar-Kyoto rats measured using creatinine clearance. Proceedings of the IEEE 29th Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Newark, NJ, March 2003.

J. L. Cezeaux, W. G. Lindsley, and L. Wiseman. Effects of vibration on vascular permeability in rats. Biomedical Engineering: Recent Developments (in press). Proceedings of the 21st Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Bethesda, MD, September 2002.

L. Wiseman and J. L. Cezeaux. Experimental procedure to test the effects of vibration on vascular permeability in rats. Proceedings of the 28th Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2002. (third place for undergraduate oral presentations)

C. R. Humphrey, J. L. Cezeaux, and S. Schreiner. The design and fabrication of a closed loop steady flow system for the study of thermodilution. Proceedings of the 28th Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2002. (third place for undergraduate poster presentations)

S. Krause, M. Faust, N. Sorvillo, J. L. Cezeaux, S. Schreiner, and R. Mindek. Development and validation of a system to determine the effects of noise and whole body vibrations on rats. Proceedings of the 27th Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Storrs, CT, March 2001. (second place for undergraduate presentations)

N. Sorvillo, M. Faust, S. Krause, J. L. Cezeaux, and S. Schreiner. The effect of whole body vibration and noise on the inflammatory response in rats. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 29(Suppl 1):S-44, 2001. (Presented at the Biomedical Engineering Society Fall Annual Meeting, Durham, NC, October 2001).

W. G. Lindsley, C. M. Johnson, J. L. Cezeaux, and M. L. Kashon. Effect of vibration on IL-8 production by dermal microvascular endothelial cells. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 29(Suppl 1):S-41, 2001. (Presented at the Biomedical Engineering Society Fall Annual Meeting, Durham, NC, October 2001).

J. L. Cezeaux and W. G. Lindsley. The effect of effect of vibration on endothelin-1 production by dermal microvascular endothelial cells. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 28(Suppl 1):S-75, 2000. (Presented at the Biomedical Engineering Society Fall Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October 2000).

RECENT FUNDED PROJECTS

J. L. Cezeaux, American Society for Quality (ASQ) Biomedical Division, Redesign of a Retractor for Cleft Palate Surgery, $4.000.

J. L. Cezeaux, E. W. Haffner, and T. K. Keyser. National Science Foundation, Multidisciplinary Design Projects to Assist Individuals with Disabilities, 9/09 - 8/14, $125,000.

J. L. Cezeaux. American Society for Quality (ASQ) Biomedical Division, Development of a New Process for the Design of Ventilated Prosthetic Sockets. Phase I: Pre-clinical Validation of a Method to Measure Strains in Prosthetic Sockets using Photoelasticity, $23,500

J. L. Cezeaux. American Society for Quality (ASQ) Biomedical Division, Design of a Thermal-Sweating Manikin to Evaluate the Comfort of Prostheses, $5,700.

J. L. Cezeaux. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Physiological Effects of Vibration, 9/01 – 5/02, $6,000

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PROJECTS SUPERVISED

Matthew Haley,  “Redesign of a retractor used in cleft palate surgery”

Sara Baldwin,  “Development of a new process for the design of ventilated prosthetic sockets”

Rebecca Cardin,  “Strain measurements on a prosthetic socket to improve ventilated socket design”

Eriko Yoshimaru,  “The design and validation of an active cooling system for a prosthetic socket”

Matthew Solomito and Christopher Berglind,  “The design of a thermal-sweating manikin to evaluate the comfort of prostheses”  (National Biomedical Engineering Society Undergraduate Student Design and Research Award)

Christopher Yantsides, “Design of a system to evaluate the thermal conductivity of prosthetic materials”

Melissa Fleshman, “Design of a device and method to test the wickability of fabrics and materials used in prosthetic socket liners”

Lori Steele, "Design of a molecular transport laboratory for undergraduate biomedical engineering students"

Heather Hasulak, “Design and validation of a test fixture to model hand arm vibration syndrome using cultured mammalian cells”

Jennifer R. Loomis, “Comparison of glomerular filtration rate in spontaneously hypertensive and Wistar-Kyoto rats measured using creatinine clearance”

Laura Wiseman, “The effects of vibration on the permeability of the vascular system in rats”

Charlene R. Humphrey, “Design and fabrication of a closed loop flow system for the study of thermodilution”

Jacob McCluskey, “Design and fabrication of a fixture for use in modeling whole body vibrations”

Rosemary J. DeFrancesco, “Wheelchair arm extension apparatus for lifting and gripping”

Sean Krause, Mike Faust, and Nick Sorvillo, “The effect of whole body vibration and noise on the inflammatory response in rats”