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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

pulmonary physiology, biofluids and transport phenomenon, computational biomechanics, magnetic resonance imaging, multi-scale modeling
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Selected Publications

  • J.M. Oakes, S.C. Roth, S.C. Shadden, Airflow Simulations in Infant, Child, and Adult Pulmonary Conducting Airways, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 46, 2018, 498-512
  • J.M. Oakes, S.C. Shadden, C. Grandmont, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, Aerosol Transport Throughout Inspiration and Expiration in the Pulmonary Airways, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 33, 2017, e2847
  • 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

Related News

September 27, 2018

BioE Assistant Professors Jessica Oakes and Chiara Bellini were awarded a $1.5M award from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), administered through The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate, for examining the "Health Consequences Following Acute and Chronic Firefighter Exposure to Wildland Fire Smoke."

September 26, 2018

BioE Assistant Professors Jessica Oakes and Chiara Bellini are studying the health effects of vaping versus traditional combustible cigarettes.

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.

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