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mark a. nicosia associate professor, school of engineering

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Mark A. Nicosia PhD

Professor and Chairman

  • PhD Mechanical Engineering 1997

    Pennsylvania State University--University Park (PA)

  • ENGR 214 Dynamics

  • ME 453 Engineering Vibrations

  • ENGR 320 Fluid Mechanics

My research is focused on the computational and experimental analysis of physiological systems, particularly the gastrointestinal system. I am currently working on an interinstitutional project developing patient-specific computer models of oropharyngeal swallowing to aid clinicians in developing therapeutic strategies for individuals with swallowing disorders.

Selected Awards

  • NIH Grant to study oropharyngeal swallowing, 20082009

Selected Publications

  • Nicosia, Mark A. "Theoretical Estimation of Shear Rate During Oropharyngeal Swallowing: Effect of Parial Slip." Journal of Texture Studies 44, no. 2 (2013): 132–139.

  • Schievano, Silvia, Karyn Kunzelman, Mark A. Nicosia, Richard P. Cochran, Daniel R. Einstein, Sachin Khambadkone, and Philipp Bonhoeffer. "Percutaneous Mitral Valve Dilatation: Single Balloon Versus Double Balloon. A Finite Element Study." Journal of Heart Valve Disease 18, no. 1 (2009): 28–34.

  • Nicosia, Mark A. "A Planar Finite Element Model of Bolus Containment in the Oral Cavity." Computers in Biology and Medicine 37, no. 10 (2007): 1472–1478.

Dysphagia Research Society (DRS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)