Ethier Named Editor of Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the journal focuses on the application of mechanical engineering principles to improve human health. Ethier assumes his new responsibilities immediately.
“This is one of the best-established journals in biomechanics, having published many classic articles,” said Ethier, professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and Georgia Research Alliance Lawrence L. Gellerstedt Jr. Eminent Scholar in Bioengineering. “We will continue to be relentlessly focused on article quality, and I am looking forward to continuing to increase the diversity of our editorial board, referees, and authors.”
Ethier works at the intersection of mechanics, physiology, and cell biology to understand the role of mechanics in disease and prevent mechanically triggered damage to tissues and organs. He has done extensive research on the eye disease glaucoma and osteoarthritis, which affects the joints.
Ethier said he aims to publish more special issues and review articles as editor, and he would like to create a new type of article focused on measurement and computational techniques in biomechanics and mechanobiology.
In addition to publishing his own research in the journal, Ethier has served as an associate editor and chair of the society’s division that oversees the journal. He’s the second editor-in-chief to hail from Georgia Tech: Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience Founding Director Bob Nerem served in the role for nearly a decade.
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