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Daniel Cortes

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

329 Leonhard Building

dhc13@psu.edu

814-863-3103

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Biomechanics and Bioengineering

Interest Areas:

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Valle, 2002
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Valle, 2004
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 2009

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Daniel Cortes and D. M. Elliott, 2016, Modeling of collagenous tissues using continuous fiber-orientation distributions, Springer US, pp. 15-39
  • Daniel Cortes and Dawn M. Elliott, 2014, Overview of disc mechanics, Springer Vienna, pp. 17–31

Journal Articles

  • Sayedali Sadeghi, Sean Rothenberger, Dooman Akbarian and Daniel Cortes, 2017, "Effect of Frequency and Focal Depth of Push Pulses on Acoustic Intensity, Mechanical Index, and Shear Wave Amplitude for Elastography Imaging", SM Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 3, (1), pp. 6
  • Jennifer A Zellers, Daniel Cortes and Karin G Silbernagel, 2016, "From acute Achilles tendon rupture to return to play – recovery of tendon structure, mechanical properties, clinical, and functional outcomes", International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 11, (7), pp. 1150-1159
  • Brent Showalter, John Delucca, John Peloquin, Daniel Cortes, Jonathon Yoder, Nathan Jacobs, Alexander Wright, James Gee, Edward Vresilovic and Dawn Elliott, 2016, "A novel human intervertebral disc strain template to quantify regional three-dimensional strains in a population and compare to internal strains predicted by a finite element model", Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 34, (7), pp. 9
  • Daniel Cortes, Stephen M Suydam, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Thomas S Buchanan and Dawn M Elliott, 2015, "Continuous shear wave elastography: A new method to measure viscoelastic properties of tendons in vivo", Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 41, (6), pp. 1518–1529
  • Stephen M Suydam, Elizabeth M Soulas, Dawn M Elliott, Karin Gravare Silbernagel, Thomas S Buchanan and Daniel Cortes, 2015, "Viscoelastic properties of healthy achilles tendon are independent of isometric plantar flexion strength and cross-sectional area", Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 33, (6), pp. 926–931
  • Daniel Cortes and Dawn M. Elliott, 2014, "Accurate prediction of stress in fibers with distributed orientations using generalized high-order structure tensors", Mechanics of Materials, 75, pp. 73–83
  • Daniel Cortes, Nathan T. Jacobs, John F. DeLucca and Dawn M. Elliott, 2014, "Elastic, permeability and swelling properties of human intervertebral disc tissues: A benchmark for tissue engineering", Journal of Biomechanics, 47, (9), pp. 2088–2094
  • Daniel Cortes, Jeremy F. Magland, Alexander C. Wright and Dawn M. Elliott, 2014, "The shear modulus of the nucleus pulposus measured using magnetic resonance elastography: A potential biomarker for intervertebral disc degeneration", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 72, (1), pp. 211–219
  • Nathan T. Jacobs, Daniel Cortes, John M. Peloquin, Edward J. Vresilovic and Dawn M. Elliott, 2014, "Validation and application of an intervertebral disc finite element model utilizing independently constructed tissue-level constitutive formulations that are nonlinear, anisotropic, and time-dependent", Journal of Biomechanics, 47, (11), pp. 2540–2546
  • Nathan T Jacobs, Daniel Cortes, Edward J Vresilovic and Dawn M Elliott, 2013, "Biaxial tension of fibrous tissue: Using finite element methods to address experimental challenges arising from boundary conditions and anisotropy", Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 135, (2), pp. 021004
  • Daniel Cortes, Woojin M. Han, Lachlan J. Smith and Dawn M. Elliott, 2013, "Mechanical properties of the extra-fibrillar matrix of human annulus fibrosus are location and age dependent", Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 31, (11), pp. 1725–1732
  • Spencer E. Szczesny, John M. Peloquin, Daniel Cortes, Jennifer A. Kadlowec, Louis J. Soslowsky and Dawn M. Elliott, 2012, "Biaxial tensile testing and constitutive modeling of human supraspinatus tendon", Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 134, (2), pp. 021004
  • Spencer P. Lake, Daniel Cortes, Jennifer A. Kadlowec, Louis J. Soslowsky and Dawn M. Elliott, 2012, "Evaluation of affine fiber kinematics in human supraspinatus tendon using quantitative projection plot analysis", Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 11, (1-2), pp. 197–205
  • Daniel Cortes and Dawn M. Elliott, 2012, "Extra-fibrillar matrix mechanics of annulus fibrosus in tension and compression", Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 11, (6), pp. 781–790
  • Lachlan J. Smith, Joseph A. Chiaro, Nandan L. Nerurkar, Daniel Cortes, Sarena D. Horava, Nader M. Hebela, Robert L. Mauck, George R. Dodge and Dawn M. Elliott, 2011, "Nucleus pulposus cells synthesize a functional extracellular matrix and respond to inflammatory cytokine challenge following long term agarose culture", European Cells & Materials, 22, pp. 291-301
  • Daniel Cortes and Osama M. Mukdadi, 2011, "Resonance frequencies of piezoelectric plates surrounded by solid and fluid half-spaces", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 330, (23), pp. 5558–5568
  • Ever J. Barbero and Daniel Cortes, 2010, "A mechanistic model for transverse damage initiation, evolution, and stiffness reduction in laminated composites", Composites Part B: Engineering, 41, (2), pp. 124–132
  • Daniel Cortes, Spencer P. Lake, Jennifer A. Kadlowec, Louis J. Soslowsky and Dawn M. Elliott, 2010, "Characterizing the mechanical contribution of fiber angular distribution in connective tissue: comparison of two modeling approaches", Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 9, (5), pp. 651–658
  • Daniel Cortes, Subhendu K. Datta and Osama M. Mukdadi, 2010, "Elastic guided wave propagation in a periodic array of multi-layered piezoelectric plates with finite cross-sections", Ultrasonics, 50, (3), pp. 347–356
  • Daniel Cortes and Ever J Barbero, 2010, "Stiffness reduction and fracture evolution of oblique matrix cracks in composite laminates", Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics, 1, (1), pp. 29–40
  • Daniel Cortes, Subhendu K. Datta and Osama M. Mukdadi, 2008, "Dispersion of elastic guided waves in piezoelectric infinite plates with inversion layers", International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45, (18-19), pp. 5088–5102
  • Ahmed Mahmoud, Daniel Cortes, Ayman Abaza, Hany Ammar, Mike Hazey, Peter Ngan, Richard Crout and Osama Mukdadi, 2008, "Noninvasive assessment of human jawbone using ultrasonic guided waves", IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 55, (6), pp. 1316–1327
  • José Jaime García and Daniel Cortes, 2007, "A biphasic viscohyperelastic fibril-reinforced model for articular cartilage: Formulation and comparison with experimental data", Journal of Biomechanics, 40, (8), pp. 1737–1744
  • José Jaime García and Daniel Cortes, 2006, "A nonlinear biphasic viscohyperelastic model for articular cartilage", Journal of Biomechanics, 39, (16), pp. 2991–2998
  • Daniel Cortes and J. J. García, 2005, "Analytic solution for the indentation of a transversely isotropic elastic layer bonded to a rigid foundation", Latin American Applied Research, 35, (1), pp. 167–173
  • Che-Yu Lin, Hung-Jui Chuang and Daniel Cortes, , "Investigation of the optimum heel pad stiffness: a modeling study", Australasian Physical and Engineering Science in Medicine, 40, (3), pp. 8
  • Jennifer A Zellers, Patrick D Corringan, Daniel Cortes and Karin Silbernagel, , "The article Side-to-side Differences in Achilles Tendon Geometry and Mechanical Properties Following Achilles Tendon Rupture"

Abstracts

  • Corrigan Patrick, Karin Silbernagel and Daniel Cortes, 2017, "Immediate effects of photobiomodulation therapy on Achilles tendon viscoelastic properties", International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons-XVI
  • Daniel P Corrigan, Laura Pontiggia, Karin G Silbernagel and Daniel Cortes, 2017, "Barriers for remaining physical active in patients with Achilles tendinopathy", Orthopaedic Research Society, Annual Meeting
  • Andrew Sprague, Courtney Cox, Daniel Cortes and Karin Silbernagel, 2017, "Influence of knee flexion angle on patellar tendon structure and mechanical properties", Orthopaedic Research Society, Annual Meeting
  • Daniel Cortes, 2017, "Achilles tendinopathy occurs across the age span and affects quality of life", American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
  • Daniel Cortes, 2017, "Patients with tendinopathy who remain physically active have lesser degree of symptoms and change in tendon structure", American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
  • Courtney C Cox, Jennifer A Zellers, Karin G Silbernagel and Daniel Cortes, 2016, "Viscoelastic properties of human patellar tendons measured using continuous shear wave elastography", Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference
  • Jennifer A Zellers, Daniel P Corrigan, Daniel Cortes and Karin G Silbernagel, 2016, "Changes in Achilles tendon viscoelastic properties in individuals with insertional tendinopathy", European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy
  • Jennifer A Zellers, Jacob Fish, Daniel Cortes and Karin G Silbernagel, 2016, "Recovery of viscoelastic properties of Achilles tendon following rupture", International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons XV
  • Jennifer A Zellers, Daniel P Corrigan, Daniel Cortes and Karin G Silbernagel, 2016, "Changes in viscoelastic properties along the length of the Achilles tendon", Orthopaedic Research Society, Annual Meeting
  • Jennifer A Zellers, Daniel Cortes and Karin G Silbernagel, 2016, "Relationship between calf endurance and Achilles tendon viscoelastic properties in the heel rise test", American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
  • John F DeLucca, Daniel Cortes, Nathan T Jacobs, Randall L Duncan and Dawn M Elliott, 2014, "Human cartilage endplate compressive and permeability properties are altered by degeneration and disc location", Spine Journal Meeting Abstracts, pp. 26
  • N. T. Jacobs, Daniel Cortes, S. E. Szczesny, E. J. Vresilovic and D. M. Elliott, 2011, "Effect of boundary conditions on stress-strain uniformity in biaxial tension of annulus fibrosus", Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Ahmed M. Mahmoud, Daniel Cortes, S. Jamal Mustafa and Osama M. Mukdadi, 2008, "High frequency precise ultrasound imaging system to assess mouse hearts and blood vessels", pp. 791–792
  • Ahmed Mahmoud, Daniel Cortes, Ayman Abaza, Hany Ammar, Mike Hazey, Peter Ngan, Richard Crout and Osama Mukdadi, 2007, "Assessment of human jawbone using ultrasonic guided wave: In vitro study", pp. 2183–2186
  • Jennifer A Zellers, laura Pontiggia, Daniel Cortes and Karin G Silbernagel, , "Clinical measures relate to tendon mechanical properties following Achilles tendon rupture", American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
  • Sean Rothenberger, Corina S Drapaca, Thomas Neuberger and Daniel Cortes, , "Electro-Mechancial Actuator for High-Frequency MR Elastography of the Spine"
  • Cassidy Newman, S Sadeghi and Daniel Cortes, , "Effect of Running on Mechanical Properties of Leg Muscles"

Research Projects

  • August 2017 - August 2018, "Bridges to Translation III," (Sponsor: CTSI - NIH).

Honors and Awards

  • Image Based Biomedical Modeling Fellowship Award, University of Utah, 2014
  • Best Poster Award, Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium, 2013
  • Fulbright Scholarship, J. William Fulbright/Fulbright-Colombia Scholar, 2006
  • Simon Bolivar Medal, Department of Education, Colombia, 2002

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Faculty, Interviewer, Penn State University, Fulbright Interview Panel, September 2017 - September 2017
  • Committee Member, Committee on recruitment and support of graduate students, August 2016
  • , Academic Advising for the Schreyers Honors College, August 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Abstract ReviewerSummer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, January 2016
  • Judge of the Student CompetitionSummer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, June 2016
  • Judge of the Student CompetitionSummer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, June 2015
  • Abstract ReviewerSummer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, January 2015
  • Chairperson, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, 2014
  • Abstract Reviewer7th World Congress of Biomechanics, 2014
  • Abstract ReviewerASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2013
  • Abstract ReviewerASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2012
  • Abstract ReviewerNortheast Bioengineering Conference, 2012
  • Chairperson, Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 2012
 


 

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