Ian R. Grosse


213B ELab
University of Massachusetts
160 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-2210 

(413) 545-1350
(413) 545-1027

B.S,. Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering, 1979;
M.S., Virginia Polytechnica Institute & State University, 1983;
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnica Institute & State University, 1987 

Research Interests: 

Finite element modeling and analysis of biomechanical systems; interoperability, reusability, and adaptability of engineering tools, methods, and models; ontologies for engineering knowledge modeling, management, and sharing; integration of engineering design and analysis 

Selected Publications: 
  • Sarah A. Wood, David S. Strait,  Elizabeth R. Dumont,  Callum F. Ross, Ian R. Grosse, 2011. “The effects of modeling simplifications on craniofacial finite element models: the alveoli (tooth sockets) and periodontal ligaments,” Journal of Biomechanics, 44(10): 1831-1838. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.03.022.
  •  Davis J.L., Dumont E.R., Strait D.S. and  Grosse I.R., 2011. “An efficient method of modeling material properties using a thermal diffusion analogy: an example based on craniofacial bone,” PLoS ONE, 6(2): e17004. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017004.
  • Fernandes, R.P., Grosse, I.R., Krishnamurty, S., Wileden, J.C., and Witherell, P., 2011. “Semantic methods supporting design innovation,” Advanced Engineering Informatics, 25(2), 185-192, doi: 10.1016/j.aei.2010.08.001.
  • Dumont, E.R., Davis, J.L., Grosse, I.R., and Burrows, A.M., 2011. “Finite Element Analysis of Performance in the Skulls of Marmosets and Tamarins,” Journal of Anatomy, 218(1), 151-162,doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2010.01247.x.
  • Rockwell, J., Grosse, I.R., Krishnamurty, S., and Wileden, J.C., 2010. “A semantic information model for capturing and communicating design decisions,’ ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 10(3), doi: 10.1115/1.3462926.
Honors & Awards: 
  • Fellow of ASME, 2012
  • ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Conference Best Paper award, 2003
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, February 1993
  • ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference Best Paper Award, 1990