Jennifer S. Wayne, Ph.D.

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
and Orthopaedic Surgery

Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Dr. Jennifer S. Wayne


  • B.S., Engineering Science and Mechanics (summa cum laude), Virginia Tech (June 1983)
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University (December 1984)
  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of California at San Diego (June 1990)

Honors and Awards:

  • Executive Committee, Orthopaedic Research Society (2009-2013)
  • Executive Committee, Bioengineering Division of ASME (2006-2010)
  • Engineer of the Year, Richmond Joint Engineer's Council (2008)
  • Fellow - ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2007)
  • AOFAS Roger Mann Award – coauthor on awarded manuscript (2004)
  • Elected Fellow - AIMBE, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (2004)
  • Associate Editor - Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (2002-2008)
  • Visiting Professor - University of Pittsburgh (2001)
  • Inducted into Hall of Honor – Lawrence High School, Lawrenceville New Jersey (1998)
  • Invited Presentation, Biot Conference on Poromechanics in Belgium (1998)
  • Young Investigator, 5th Japan-USA-Singapore-China Conference on Biomechanics (1998)
  • Invited Seminar, University of Maryland at Baltimore County (1997)
  • Alumni Honoree at 75th Anniversary Celebration of Women at Virginia Tech (1996)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh (1993)
  • Young Investigator, 3rd USA-China-Japan Conference on Biomechanics (1991)
  • Regents Fellowship at UC San Diego (1985)
  • Teaching Assistantship at Tulane (1983)
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech (1983)
  • Dean's List at Virginia Tech (1979-1983)
  • Engineering Fundamentals Exam (1983)

Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Tau Beta Pi, National Honor Engineering Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
  • Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity, Life Member

Selected Publications

Owen JR, Wayne JS: Contact models of repaired articular surfaces:  influence of loading conditions and the superficial tangential zone.  Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 10:461-471, 2011.


Iaquinto JM, Wayne JS: Effects of surgical correction for the treatment of adult acquired flatfoot deformity: a computational investigation.  Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 29(7):1047-1054, 2011.


Blake M, Owen JR, Sanford TS, Wayne JS, Adelaar RS: Biomechanical evaluation of locking vs nonlocking reconstruction plates for calcaneal fractures.  Foot and Ankle International, 32(4):432-436, 2011.


Spratley EM, Wayne JS: Computational model of the human elbow and forearm – Application to complex varus instability. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 39(3):1084-1091, 2011. Manuscript figure selected for cover of appearing issue.


Iaquinto JM, Wayne JS: Computational model of the lower leg and foot/ankle complex: Application to arch stability. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132(2):021009(1-6), 2010.


Harris B, Owen JR, Wayne JS, Jiranek WA: Does femoral component loosening predispose to femoral fracture? An in vitro comparison of cemented hips.  Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, Feb 468(2):497-503, 2010. 


Shields KJ, Owen JR, Wayne JS: Biomechanical and biotribological correlation of induced wear on bovine femoral condyles. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131:061005(1-9), 2009.


Pervaiz K, Bowers WH, Isaacs JE, Owen JR, Wayne JS: Range of motion effects of distal pole scaphoid excision and triquetral excision after radioscapholunate fusion. Journal of Hand Surgery, 34A(5):832-837, 2009.


Fern SE, Owen JR, Ordyna NJ, Wayne JS, Boardman ND: Role of the coronoid process, lateral collateral ligament complex, and radial head in varus stability of the elbow. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 18(2):269-274, 2009.


Fisk JP, Wayne JS: Development and validation of a computational musculoskeletal model of the elbow and forearm. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 37(4):803-812 2009.


Jarrell S, Owen J, Wayne J, Adelaar R: A biomechanical comparison of the Ace reconstruction plate vs screw fixation for talonavicular fusion. Foot & Ankle International, 30(2):150-156, 2009.


Wartella KA, Wayne JS: Development of a bioreactor for biaxial mechanical stimulation to tissue engineering constructs.  Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131(2):044501,1-5, 2009.


Isaacs JE, Shipley NY, Owen JR, Owings FP, Wayne JS: Biomechanical comparison of the holding strength of a PEEK-Optima circular plate versus a stainless steel oblique T-plate for radioscapholunate arthrodesis.  Journal of Hand Surgery, 33A(10):1765-1769, 2008.


Isaacs JE, McDaniel CO, Owen JR, Wayne JS: Comparative analysis of holding strength of available "Nerve Glues". Journal of Hand Surgery, 33A(6):893-899, 2008.


Iaquinto JM, Adelaar RS, Wayne JS: Simulation of contact gait in the cadaveric lower extremity using a novel below knee simulator. Foot & Ankle International, 29(1):66-71, 2008.


Scott AP, Hendry TM, Iaquinto JM, Owen JR, Wayne JS, Adelaar RS: Plantar pressure analysis in cadaver feet following bony procedures commonly used in the treatment of stage II posterior tibial tendon insufficiency. Foot & Ankle International, 28(11):1143-1153, 2007.


Liacouras PC, Wayne JS: Computational modeling to predict mechanical function of joints: Application to the lower leg with simulation of two cadaver studies. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 129:811-817, 2007.


Wiley WB, Owen JR, Pearson SE, Wayne JS, Goradia VK: Medial femoral condyle strength after tunnel placement for single- and double-bundle posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.  Journal of Knee Surgery, 20(3):223-227, 2007.


Scott AT, Khiatani VL, Owen JR, Adelaar RS, Wayne JS: External fixation in the treatment of tibial pilon fractures: Comparisons of two frames in torsion.  Foot & Ankle International, 28(7):823-830, 2007.


Sharma JV, Liang N, Owen JR, Wayne JS, Isaacs JE: Analysis of relative motion splint for zone VI extensor tendon injuries in the hand. Journal of Hand Surgery, 31(7):1118-1122, 2006.

Liacouras PC, Wayne JS: Evaluating the mechanical and polymerization characteristics of a modified bone cement. Journal of Arthroplasty, 21(4):606-611, 2006.

Owen JR, Wayne JS: Influence of a superficial tangential zone over repairing cartilage defects – Implications for tissue engineering. Biomechanics and Modelling in Mechanobiology (BMMB),
5(2-3):102-110, 2006. Invited submission.

Hull JR, Owen JR, Fern SE, Wayne JS, Boardman ND: Role of the coronoid process in varus osteoarticular stability of the elbow. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 14(4):441-446, 2005.


Wayne JS, McDowell CL, Shields KJ, Tuan RS: In vivo response of PLA/Alginate scaffolds and bone marrow-derived cells for cartilage tissue engineering, Tissue Engineering, 11(5-6):953-963, 2005.  Manuscript figure selected for cover of appearing issue.


Sparrow KJ, Finucane SD, Owen JR, Wayne JS: The effects of low intensity ultrasound on medial collateral ligament healing in the rabbit model.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 33(7):1048-1056, 2005.


Hadfield MH, Snyder JW, Liacouras PC, Owen JR, Wayne JS, Adelaar RS: The effect of medializing calcaneal osteotomy upon Achilles tendon length and foot pressures with and without superior translation.  Foot and Ankle International, 26(5):365-370, 2005.  Winner of Roger Mann, M.D. award for best paper.


Marqueen TJ, Owen JR, Nicandri G, Wayne JS, Carr JB: Comparison of the syndesmotic staple to the transsyndesmotic screw: A biomechanical study.  Foot and Ankle International, 26(3):224-230, 2005.


Noble AR, Branham DB, Willis MC, Owen JR, Cramer BW, Wayne JS, Jiranek WA: Mechanical effects of the extended trochanteric osteotomy.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 87:521-529, 2005.


Snyder JW, Owen JR, Wayne JS, Adelaar RS: Plantar pressure and load in the cadaveric foot following Weil or Chevron osteotomy.  Foot and Ankle International , 26(2):158-165, 2005.


Shields KJ, Beckman MJ, Bowlin GL, Wayne JS: Mechanical properties and cellular proliferation of electrospun collagen type II. Tissue Engineering, 10(9/10):1510-1517, 2004. Manuscript figure selected for cover of appearing issue.


Caldwell PE, Bohlen BA, Owen JR, Brown MH, Harris B, Wayne JS, Jiranek WA: Dynamic confirmation of fixation techniques of the tibial tubercle osteotomy. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Jul;(424):173-179, 2004.


Wayne JS: Finite element analysis. In Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, eds Gary Wnek and Gary Bowlin, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, NY, 2004.


Spoon CE, Wayne JS: Influence of Aspect Ratios on the Creep Behavior of Articular Cartilage in Indentation. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 7(1):17-23, 2004.


Hadfield MH, Snyder JW, Liacouras PC, Owen JR, Wayne JS, Adelaar RS: The effects of medializing calcaneal osteotomy upon Achilles tendon lengthening and plantar foot pressures. Foot and Ankle International, 24(7):523-529, 2003.


Baker JE, Nicandri GT, Young DC, Wayne JS, Owen JR: A cadaveric study examining acromioclavicular joint congruity following different methods of coracoclavicular loop repair. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 12(6):595-598, 2003..


Wayne JS, Kraft KA, Shields KJ, Yin C, Owen JR, Disler DG: MR imaging of normal and matrix depleted cartilage - Correlation with biomechanical function and biochemical composition. Radiology, 228:293-299, 2003.


McDowell CL, Marqueen TJ, Yager D, Owen JR, Wayne JS: Characterization of the tensile properties and histologic/biochemical changes in normal chicken tendon at the site of suture insertion. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 27(4):605-614, 2002.


Martin LP, Wayne JS, Owen JR, Smith RT, Martin SN, Adelaar RS: Elongation behavior of calcaneofibular and cervical ligaments in a closed kinetic chain - Pathomechanics of lateral hindfoot instability. Foot and Ankle International, 23:515-520, 2002.


Nasson S, Shuff C, Palmer D, Owen J, Wayne J, Carr J, Adelaar R, May D: Biomechanical comparison of ankle fusion technique - Crossed screws vs. blade plate.  Foot and Ankle International, 22(7):575-580, 2001.


Sluss JR, Liberti JP, Jiranek WA, Wayne JS, Zuelzer WA: pN collagen type III within tendon grafts used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 19(5):852-857, 2001.


Wayne JS, McDowell CL, Willis MC: Long-term survival of regenerated cartilage on a large joint surface.  Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 38(2):191-200, 2001.


Davis K, Caldwell P, Wayne JS, Jiranek WA: A mechanical comparison of fixation techniques for the tibial tubercle osteotomy.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 380:241-249, 2000.


Disler DG, Raymond E, May DA, Wayne JS, McCauley TR: Detection and grading of articular cartilage defects with ultrasound – Evaluation of accuracy and interobserver reliability. Radiology, 215(3):846-851, 2000.


Woo SL-Y, An K-N, Frank CB, Livesay GA, Ma CB, Zeminski J, Wayne JS, Myers BS: Anatomy, biology, and biomechanics of tendon and ligament. In Orthopaedic Basic Science, 2nd Edition, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999.


Yin C, Wayne JS, Jiranek WA, Zuelzer WA: Differences in mRNA expression pattern between patellar tendons and anterior cruciate ligaments of immature pigs.  Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 17:823-828, 1999.


McDowell CL, Wayne JS, Tuten HR, McGuire HH: Cartilage regeneration on a large articular surface facilitated by stress shielding. Virginia Journal of Science, 50(3):237-258, 1999.


Mukherjee N, Wayne JS: Load sharing between solid and fluid phases in articular cartilage - II. Comparison of experimental results and u-p finite element predictions.  Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 120:614-619, 1998.


Mukherjee N, Wayne JS: Load sharing between solid and fluid phases in articular cartilage - I. Experimental determination of in situ mechanical conditions in a porcine knee. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 120:620-624, 1998.


Earll M, Wayne J, Caldwell P, Adelaar R: Evaluation of two techniques for the treatment of hallux valgus. Foot and Ankle International, 19(7):425-429, 1998.


Martin LP, Wayne JS, Monahan TJ, Adelaar RS: Elongation behavior of calcaneofibular and cervical ligaments during inversion loads applied in an open-kinetic chain. Foot and Ankle International, 19(4):232-239, 1998.


Wayne JS, Brodrick CW, Mukherjee N: Measurement of cartilage thickness in the articulated knee. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 26(1):96-102, 1998.


Wayne JS, Lawhorn KW, Davis KE, Prakash K, Adelaar RS: The effect of tibiotalar fixation on foot biomechanics. Foot and Ankle International, 18(12):792-797, 1997.


Yin C, Wayne JS, Jiranek WA, Zuelzer WA: Biochemical and molecular homogeneity in the patellar tendon. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 15(5):712-718, 1997.


Carr JB, Tigges RG, Wayne JS, Earll M: Internal fixation of experimental intra-articular calcaneal fractures - A biomechanical analysis of two fixation methods. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 11(6):425-429, 1997.


Earll M, Wayne J, Brodrick C, Vokshoor A, Adelaar R: Contribution of the deltoid ligament to joint contact characteristics in the ankle - A cadaver study. Foot and Ankle International, 17(6):317-324, 1996.


Costa KD, Hunter PJ, Wayne JS, Waldman LK, Guccione JM, McCulloch AD: A three-dimensional finite element method for large elastic deformations of ventricular myocardium - Part II. Prolate spheroidal coordinates. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 118:464-472, 1996.


Wayne JS: Load partitioning influences the mechanical response of articular cartilage.  Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 23:40-47, 1995.


Wayne JS, Woo SL-Y, Kwan M:  Finite element analyses of repaired cartilage surfaces. Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 205:155-162, 1992.


Kwan MK, Hacker SA, Woo SL-Y, Wayne JS: The effect of storage on the biomechanical behavior of articular cartilage - A large strain study. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 114:149-153, 1992.


Wayne JS, Woo SL-Y, Kwan MK:  Application of the u-p finite element method to the study of articular cartilage.  Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 113:397-403, 1991.


Wayne JS, Amiel D, Kwan MK, Woo SL-Y, Fierer A, Meyers MH:  Long-term storage effects on canine osteochondral allografts.  Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica, 61:539-545, 1990.


Kwan MK, Wayne JS, Woo SL-Y, Field FP, Hoover J, Meyers MH:  Histological and biomechanical assessment of articular cartilage from stored osteochondral shell allografts.  Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 7:637-644, 1989.

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