Assistant Professor

Contact InformationThomas Willett

Phone: 519-888-4567 x48405
Location: E7 6438

Website

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues
  • Bone
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bone Quality and Fragility
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Orthopaedics/Orthopedics
  • Mechanical testing
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Collagen
  • Tissue Engineering

Education

  • 2008, Doctorate, Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
  • 2003, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University
  • 2001, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University

Courses*

  • BME 161 - Introduction to Biomedical Design
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017
  • SYDE 161 - Introduction to Design
    • Taught in 2015
  • SYDE 182 - Physics 2 (Dynamics)
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • BME 182 - Physics II - Dynamics
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • SYDE 740 - Selected Topics in Human Systems
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • BME 355 - Anatomical Systems Modelling
    • Taught in 2019
  • BME 402 - Seminar
    • Taught in 2019
  • BME 462 - Biomedical Engineering Design Workshop 3
    • Taught in 2019
  • SYDE 780 - Selected Topics in Engineering Sciences
    • Taught in 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Bahmani, Aram and Comeau, Patricia A and Montesano, John and Willett, Thomas L, Extrudable hydroxyapatite/plant oil-based biopolymer nanocomposites for biomedical applications: Mechanical testing and modeling, Materials & Design, 2019
  • Comeau, Patricia and Willett, Thomas, Printability of Methacrylated Gelatin upon Inclusion of a Chloride Salt and Hydroxyapatite Nano-Particles, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2019
  • Willett, Thomas L and Dapaah, Daniel Y and Uppuganti, Sasidhar and Granke, Mathilde and Nyman, Jeffry S, Bone collagen network integrity and transverse fracture toughness of human cortical bone, Bone, 120, 2019, 187 - 193
  • Bahmani, Aram and Li, Geng and Willett, Thomas L and Montesano, John, Generating realistic representative microstructure of biomimetic composite materials for computational assessment of mechanical properties, Materials Today: Proceedings, 7, 2019, 373 - 381
  • Dapaah, Daniel and Bahmani, Aram and Montesano, John and Willett, Thomas L, A Continuum Damage Mechanics Model Of The Microdamage Process Zone During Cortical Bone Fracture, Materials Today: Proceedings, 7, 2019, 402 - 409
  • Attia, Tarik and Grynpas, Marc and Willett, Thomas L, Ribose pre-treatment can protect the fatigue life of γ-irradiation sterilized bone, Cell Tissue Banking, 1 - 9
  • Willett, Thomas and Josey, David and Lu, Rick Xing Ze and Minhas, Gagan and Montesano, John, The micro-damage process zone during transverse cortical bone fracture: No ears at crack growth initiation, Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 74, 2017, 371 - 382
  • Woodside, Mitchell and Willett, Thomas L, Elastic--plastic fracture toughness and rising JR-curve behavior of cortical bone is partially protected from irradiation--sterilization-induced degradation by ribose protectant, Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 64, 2016, 53 - 64