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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

  • Patrick D Corrigan, Daniel Cortes, Laura Pontiggia and Karin G Silbernagel, 2018, "The degree of tendinosis is related to symptom severity and physical activity levels in patients with midportion achilles tendinopathy", The International Journal of Sports and Physical Therapy, 13, (2), pp. 196-206
  • Sayedali Sadeghi, Cassidy Newman and Daniel Cortes, 2018, "Change in skeletal muscle stiffness after running competition is dependent on both running distance and recovery time", PeerJ, 6, pp. e4469
  • Jennifer A Zellers, Patrick D Corringan, Daniel Cortes and Karin Silbernagel, 2017, "Side-to-side differences in achilles tendon geometry and mechanical properties following achilles tendon rupture", Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 7, (3), pp. 541-547
  • Che-Yu Lin, Sayedali Sadeghi, Dov Bader and Daniel Cortes, 2017, "Ultrasound shear wave elastography of the elbow ulnar collateral ligament: reliability test and a preliminary case study in a baseball pitcher", American society of mechanical engineers (ASME) Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, 1, (1), pp. 011004
  • Stephen M Suydam, Daniel Cortes, Michael J Axe, Lynn Snyder-Mackler and Thomas S Buchanan, 2017, "Semitendinosus tendon for ACL reconstruction: regrowth and mechanical property recovery", Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 5, (4), pp. 2325967117712944
  • Che-Yu Lin, Hung-Jui Chuang and Daniel Cortes, 2017, "Investigation of the optimum heel pad stiffness: a modeling study", Australasian Physical and Engineering Science in Medicine, 40, (3), pp. 585-593
  • 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", Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 3, (1)
  • 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", Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (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

Abstracts

  • Lance T Williams, John Clark, Lukas M Neuberger, Gangchea Lee, Daniel Cortes and Thomas Neuberger, 2018, "Design of a dual saddle coil setup for high resolution 1H/23Na magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of ex vivo rat tail intervertebral discs at 14.1T", 2018 meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
  • Sayedali Sadeghi, Che-Yu Lin, Dov Bader and Daniel Cortes, 2018, "Feasibility of shear wave elastography for assessing compartment syndrome: a pilot study on healthy volunteers", 2018 Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Sayedali Sadeghi, Che-Yu Lin, Jaclyn M Sions, Gregory Billy, Jesse Bible and Daniel Cortes, 2018, "A novel shear wave elastography protocol to quantify localized active contraction of lumbar multifidus muscles", 2018 Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Sayedali Sadeghi, Che-Yu Lin, Dov Bader and Daniel Cortes, 2018, "Evaluating healing of elbow ulnar collateral ligament injuries using ultrasound shear wave elastography: reliability, analysis and case study", 2018 Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Sean Rothenberger, Corina S Drapaca, Thomas Neuberger and Daniel Cortes, 2017, "Electro-mechancial actuator for high-frequency MR elastography of the spine", Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference
  • Cassidy Newman, S Sadeghi and Daniel Cortes, 2017, "Effect of running on mechanical properties of leg muscles", Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Biotransport Conference
  • Corrigan Patrick, Daniel Cortes and Karin Silbernagel, 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", 2017 Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Andrew Sprague, Courtney Cox, Daniel Cortes and Karin Silbernagel, 2017, "Influence of knee flexion angle on patellar tendon structure and mechanical properties", 2017 Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Adrew L Sprague, Laura Pontiggia, Daniel Cortes and Karin G Silbernagel, 2017, "Achilles tendinopathy occurs across the age span and affects quality of life", American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
  • Patrick Corrigan, Daniel Cortes, Laura Pontiggia and Karin Silbernagel, 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
  • Jennifer A Zellers, laura Pontiggia, Daniel Cortes and Karin G Silbernagel, 2017, "Clinical measures relate to tendon mechanical properties following achilles tendon rupture", 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", 2016 Meeting of the Orthopaedics Research Society
  • 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
  • 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", 2011 Meeting 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", 2008 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • 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", 2007 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium

Research Projects

  • August 2017 - December 2018, "Bridges to translation III," (Sponsor: CTSI - NIH).
  • February 2016 - January 2017, "Continuous Shear Wave Elastography as a Diagnostic Marker for Tendinopathy," (Sponsor: Delaware, University of).

Honors and Awards

  • Keynote Speaker, Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium, November 2016

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Faculty, Interviewer, Penn State University, Fulbright Interview Panel, September 2018 - September 2018
  • Administrative Support Work, Director, MNE Scholars Program, May 2018
  • Committee Work, Faculty, Interviewer, Penn State University, Fulbright Interview Panel, September 2017 - September 2017
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Mentor, Faculty Advisor, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), PSU Chapter, August 2017
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Committee on recruitment and support of graduate students, August 2016 - August 2017
  • Other, Academic Advising for the Schreyers Honors College, August 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Abstract Reviewer, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Abstract Reviewer, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2013
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Abstract Reviewer, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2012
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Abstract Reviewer, Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 2012
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Abstract Reviewer, Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, January 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Judge of the Student Competition, Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, June 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Judge of the Student Competition, Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, June 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Abstract Reviewer, Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, January 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 2012
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Judge of the Student Competition, Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, June 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Abstract Reviewer, Summer Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biotransport Conference, January 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Summer Bioengineering Biomechanics and Biotransport Conference, June 2017
 


 

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