CURRICULUM VITAE ! JOSE M. DI DIEGO ! EDUCATION Buenos Aires University, Argentina Degree: M.D. POSITIONS HELD Research Fellow, Favaloro Foundation, Bs As, Argentina. Postdoctoral Fellow, MMRL, Utica, NY, USA. Research Scientist, MMRL, Utica, NY, USA. Program and Laboratory Manager, Experimental Cardiology Department, MMRL, Utica, NY, USA. ! ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS
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Sarah K. Easley, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Sarah Easley is a Senior Engineer in Exponent’s Mechanical Engineering practice.
Dr. Easley specializes in solid mechanics, biomechanics, finite element analysis (FEA), and
mechanics of materials. Dr. Easley has extensive experience performing numerical analyses of
consumer electronics and medical devices. Her doctoral research at the University of
California, Berkeley focused on using microstructural imaging, experimental testing, and
computational analysis to understand the relationship between bone structure and bone strength
and the effects of disease and treatment on that relationship. Her earlier graduate work focused
on design and analysis of orthopaedic biomedical devices.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Easley worked as an intern at DePuy Orthopaedics in the
Research and Development department. During her time there, she developed FEA-based
surgical-planning software tools for predicting kinematic performance of knee replacement
devices. She also has experience using shop equipment such as lathes and milling machines,
and participated in the design and fabrication of a robot for the national F.I.R.S.T. competition.
Academic Credentials and Professional Honors
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Denver, 2004
B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Denver (honors), 2001
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2008
Berkeley College of Engineering Fellowship, 2005–2006
University of Denver Alumni Scholar, 1997–2001
Stanley Cibrowksi Foundation Award for Engineering Excellence, 1997–2001
Licenses and Certifications
Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, #36388
Easley SK, Jekir MG, Burghardt AJ, Li M, Keaveny TM. Contribution of the intra-specimen
variations in tissue mineralization to PTH- and raloxifene-induced changed in stiffness of rat
vertebrae. Bone 2010; 46:1162–1169.
Bevill G, Easley SK, Keaveny TM. Side-artifact errors in yield strength and elastic modulus for
human trabecular bone and their dependence on bone volume fraction and anatomic site.
Journal of Biomechanics 2007; 40:3381–3388.
Easley SK, Pal S, Tomaszewski PR, Petrella AJ, Rullkoetter PJ, Laz PJ. Finite element-based
probabilistic analysis tool for orthopaedic applications. Computer Methods and Programs in
Biomedicine 2007; 85:32–40.
Halloran JP, Easley SK, Petrella AJ, Rullkoetter PJ. Comparison of deformable and elastic
foundation finite element simulations for predicting knee replacement mechanics. Journal of
Biomechanical Engineering 2005; 127:813–818.
Selected Presentations and Published Abstracts
Easley SK, Jekir MG, Lu G, Torello D, Li M, Keaveny TM. Lack of effect of ovariectomy and
PTH treatment on the biomechanical material properties of bone tissue in rat vertebrae. 31st
Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Denver, CO, 2009.
Easley SK, Jekir MG, Burghardt AJ, Li M, Keaveny TM. Effects of PTH and raloxifene on
tissue mineralization and vertebral stiffness in rats. 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic
Research Society, Las Vegas, NV, 2009.
Easley SK, Shindich D, Hernandez CJ, Keaveny TM. Effects of resorption cavities on strength
of trabecular bone. 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral
Research, Montréal, Canada, 2008.
Easley SK, Jekir MG, Bennett CG, Li M, Keaveny TM. Effect of PTH and raloxifene on
cortical and trabecular microstructure, cortical-trabecular load sharing, and tissue material
properties of whole rat vertebrae. 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society,
San Francisco, CA, 2008.
Easley SK, Jekir MG, Kazakia GJ, Majumdar S, Keaveny TM. Role of tissue mineralization, as
measured by micro-CT, on apparent and effective tissue elastic moduli of human trabecular
bone. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, CA, 2007.
Easley SK, Rullkoetter PJ. Efficient finite element model prediction of TKR constraint. 52nd
Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Chicago, IL, 2006.
Easley SK, Tomaszewski PR, Petrella AJ, Rullkoetter PJ, Laz PJ. Effect of dimensional
variability on hip stem reliability. 7th World Biomaterials Congress, Sydney, Australia, 2004.
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Penmetsa J, Easley SK, Petrella AJ, Rullkoetter PJ. Creep of UHMWPE acetabular cups during
gait loading. 50th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA,
Halloran J, Easley SK, Penmetsa J, Laz PJ, Petrella AJ, Rullkoetter PJ. Efficient dynamic finite
element rigid body analysis of TJR. American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer
Bioengineering Conference, Key Biscayne, FL, 2003.
Penmetsa J, Easley SK, Petrella AJ, Rullkoetter PJ. Effect of head size, clearance, and poly
thickness on creep of acetabular cups. 29th Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials, 2003.
Research Intern, DePuy Orthopaedics, 2004
Technology Intern, Accenture, 2000
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (member)
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