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Jessica Oakes

229 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • 2013 University of California, San Diego, PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • 2008 Rochester Institute of Technology, MS in Mechanical Engineering

Research & Scholarship Interests

Computational fluid dynamics, biological flows, multi-phase flows, multi-scale modeling, pulmonary physiology, aerosols, parameter estimation, magnetic resonance imaging, flow visualization, particle image velocimetry, numerical methods
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Selected Publications

  • J.M. Oakes, P. Hofemeier, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, J. Sznitman, Aerosols in Healthy and Emphysematous In Silico Pulmonary Acinar Rat Models, Journal of Biomechanics, 49(11), 2016, 2213-2220
  • J.M. Oakes, A.L. Marsden, C. Grandmont, C. Darquenne, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, Distribution of Aerosolized Particles in Healthy and Emphysematous Rat Lungs: Comparison Between Experimental and Numerical Studies, Journal of Biomechanics, 48(6), 2015, 1147-1157
  • C. Darquenne, M.G. Borja, J.M. Oakes, E.C. Breen, I.M. Olfert, M. Scadeng, G.K. Prisk, Increase in Relative Deposition of Fine Particles in the Rat Lung Periphery in the Absence of Gravity, Journal of Applied Physiology, 117(8), 2014, 880-886
  • J.M. Oakes, E. Breen, M. Scadeng, G.S. Tchantchou, C. Darquenne, MRI-Based Measurements of Aerosol Deposition in the Lung of Healthy and Elastase-Treated Rats, Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(12), 2014, 1561-1568
  • J.M. Oakes, A.L. Marsden, C. Grandmont, S.C. Shadden, C. Darquenne, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, Airflow and Particle Deposition Simulations in Health and Emphysema: From in Vivo to in Silico Animal Experiments, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42(4), 2014, 899-914
  • J.M. Oakes, M. Scadeng, E.C. Breen, G. Kim Prisk, C. Darquenne, Regional Distribution of Aerosol Deposition in Rat Lungs Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41(5), 2013, 967-978
  • J.M. Oakes, M. Scadeng, E.C. Breen, A.L. Marsden, C. Darquenne, Rat Airway Morphometry Measured from in Situ MRI-Based Geometric Models, Journal of Applied Physiology. 112(11), 2012, 1921-1931

Related News

March 23, 2017

21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.

September 1, 2016

Jessica Oakes joins the Bioengineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

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