Bruce R. Simon
Professor Emeritus of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
- Finite element analysis
- Solid and structural mechanics
- Coupled transport analysis
- Engineering mechanics with applications to biomechanics and VLSI packaging thermal stress analysis
- PhD: Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 1971
- MS: Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 1967
- BS: Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho, 1965
- AA: Mechanical Engineering, North Idaho Junior College, 1963
Courses Taught Since 2000
- AME 250: Dynamics
- AME 412B: Mechanical Engineering Design B (supervised projects)
- AME 460: Mechanical Vibrations
- AME 461: Finite Element Methods of Structural Analysis
- AME 466/566: Biomechanical Engineering
- AME 563: Finite Element Analysis in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics
- BME 516: Principles of Biomedical Engineering
- ENGR 102: Introduction to Engineering
- 2006: The University of Arizona: Professor Emeritus
- 1973-06: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Arizona:
- Visiting Assistant Professor 1972-73;
- Assistant Professor 1973-77
- Associate Professor 1977-89
- Professor 1989-06
- 1993-94: Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, University of California, San Diego (sabbatical): Visiting Professor
- 1986-89: Bioengineering Unit, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (sabbatical): Visiting Professor
- 1983: U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Research Program, Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory BBD, Wright-Patterson AFB: SCEEE Fellow (AFOSR)
- 1981-82: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom (sabbatical): Senior Visiting Fellow
- 1972-74: Cardiovascular Training Program, Bioengineering, University of Washington: Instructor
- 1971-72: Division of Bioengineering, University of Washington: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
- 1968-71: Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
- 1968: Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington: Research Assistant
- 1965-68: Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington: Predoctoral Fellow, NDEA Title IV
Honors and Awards
- Invited Tutorial Lecture, Third World Congress of Biomechanics, Sapporo, Japan, 1998
- Invited Lecturer, Southwest Mechanics Lecture Series, 1993-94
- Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research - Bioengineering, Volvo Company, Gøteborg, Sweden, 1985
- Haliburton Award of Excellence, Haliburton Education Foundation, USA, 1980
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Publications Since 2000
Not including conference proceedings
- Vande Geest, J. P., Simon, B. R., and Mortazavi, A., Towards a Model for Local Drug Delivery in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Genetics, Pathophysiology, and Molecular Biology (M. D. Tilson III, H. Kuivaniemi, G. R. Upchurch, Jr., eds.), Annals of the New York Academy of Science 1085:396-399, 2006.
- Simon, B. R. and Kaufmann, M. V., Finite Element Models for Arterial Wall Mechanics and Transport, Biomechanic Systems Techniques and Applications (C. T. Leondes, ed.), pp. 5.1-5.36, CRC Press, 2001.
Research Grants Since 2000
- Development of Finite Element Modeling for Investigation of Ocular Diseases, University of Arizona Small Grants Program, 2004-2005 (with R. I. Park).
- Research to Prevent Blindness – Pilot Study, University of Arizona Department of Ophthalmology, 2003 (with R. I. Park).
- Training Grant, Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering, NIH, 2001-2005 (with S. K. Williams, J. Hoying, etc.).
- REU Supplement to Poroelastic Transport of Neutral and Charged Species in Arterial Tissues, NSF, 1999-2000.
- Poroelastic Transport of Neutral and Charged Species in Arterial Tissues, NSF, 8/15/98-8/14/03 (with S. K. Williams).
- University of Arizona Biomedical Engineering Program in Imaging, Modeling, and Evaluation of Medical Implants: Cooperative Academic-Industrial Program, The Whitaker Foundation, 6/1/97-12/31/00 (with S. K. Williams).