Philip Bayly

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Philip Bayly is the Lilyan and E. Lisle Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1993. His research involves the study of nonlinear dynamic phenomena in biological systems. He uses, for example, imaging and image processing to understand the mechanics of cells and tissues. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.


Brain Motion Under Impact

A numerical study suggests that head impacts primarily induce a few low-frequency, damped modes of vibration in brain tissue, a finding that could inform the design of sports helmets. Read More »