Jonathan F. Wenk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - ME
269 RGAN
Lexington, KY 40506-0503
Phone: 859-257-6336x80658
Fax: 859-323-4922
Email: wenk@engr.uky.edu


Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley, CA  2008
M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley, CA  2005
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN  2003

Appointments

2011 – present Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Mechanical Engineering
2011 – present Assistant Professor (joint appointment), University of Kentucky, Department of Surgery
2009 – 2011 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Bioengineering and Department of Surgery
2008 – 2009 Research Consultant, CardioPolymers, Inc. (formerly Symphony Medical, Inc.)
2005 – 2008 Summer Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2004 Summer Intern, Sandia National Laboratory

 

Selected Publications

Zhang, X., Haynes, P., Campbell, K. S., and Wenk, J. F., “Numerical Evaluation of Myofiber Orientation and Transmural Contractile Strength on Left Ventricular Function,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, DOI: 10.1115/1.4028990, in press.

Mojsejenko, D., McGarvey, J. R., Dorsey, S. M., Gorman III, J. H., Burdick, J. A., Pilla, J. J., Gorman, R. C., and Wenk, J. F., “Estimating Passive Mechanical Properties in a Myocardial Infarction using MRI and Finite Element Simulations,” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, DOI: 10.1007/s10237-014-0627-z, in press.

Kichula, E. T., Wang, H., Dorsey, S. M., Szczesny, S. E., Elliott, D. M., Burdick, J. A., and Wenk, J. F., 2014, “Experimental and Computational Investigation of Altered Mechanical Properties in Myocardium after Hydrogel Injection,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42(7), pp. 1546-1556.

Wenk, J. F., Ge, L. Zhang, Z., Soleimani, M., Potter, D. D., Wallace, A. W., Tseng, E., Ratcliffe, M. B., and Guccione, J. M., 2013, “A Coupled Biventricular Finite Element and Lumped Parameter Circulatory System Model of Heart Failure,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 16(8), pp. 807-818.

Wenk, J. F., Ge, L., Zhang, Z., Mojsejenko, D., Potter, D.D., Tseng, E.E., Guccione, J.M., and Ratcliffe, M.B., 2013, “Biventricular Finite Element Modeling of the Acorn CorCapTM Cardiac Support Device on a Failing Heart,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 95(6), pp. 2022-2027.         

Klepach, D., Lee, L. C., Wenk, J. F., Ratcliffe, M. B., Zohdi, T. I., Navia, J. L., Kassab, G. S., Kuhl, E., and Guccione, J. M., 2012, “Growth and remodeling of the left ventricle: A case study of myocardial infarction and surgical ventricular restoration,” Mechanics Research Communications, 42, pp. 134-141.

Wenk, J. F., Klepach, D., Lee, L. C., Zhang, Z., Ge, L., Tseng, E., Martin, A., Kozerke, S., Gorman III, J. H., Gorman, R. C.,  and Guccione, J. M., 2012, “First Evidence of Depressed Contractility in the Borderzone of a Human Myocardial Infarction,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 93(4), pp. 118-1194.

Wenk, J. F., Eslami, P., Zhang, Z., Xu, C., Kuhl, E., Gorman III, J. H., Robb, J. D., Ratcliffe, M. B., Gorman, R. C., and Guccione, J. M., 2011, “A Novel Method for Quantifying the In-Vivo Mechanical Effect of Material Injected into a Myocardial Infarction,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 92(3), pp. 935-941.

Wenk, J. F., Sun, K., Zhang, Z., Soleimani, M., Ge, L., Saloner, D. A., Wallace, A. W., Ratcliffe, M. B., and Guccione, J. M., 2011, “Regional Left Ventricular Myocardial Contractility and Stress in a Finite Element Model of Posterobasal Myocardial Infarction,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 133(4), 044501.

Wenk, J. F., Papadopoulos, P., and Zohdi, T. I., 2010, “Numerical Modeling of Stress in Stenotic Arteries with Microcalcifications: A Micromechanical Approximation,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132(9), 091011.

Wenk, J. F., Zhang, Z., Cheng, G., Malhotra, D., Acevedo-Bolton, G., Burger, M., Suzuki, T., Saloner, D. A., Wallace, A. W., Guccione, J. G., and Ratcliffe, M. B., 2010, “First Finite Element Model of the Left Ventricle with Mitral Valve: Insights into Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 89(5), pp. 1546-1553.

Wenk, J. F., Wall, S. T., Peterson, R. C., Helgerson, S. L., Sabbah, H. N., Burger, M., Stander, N., Ratcliffe, M. B., and Guccione, J. M., 2009, “A Method for Automatically Optimizing Medical Devices for Treating Heart Failure: Designing Polymeric Injection Patterns,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131(12), 121011.