Arturo Valentín

Arturo Valentin



  • 1/2009:
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA (supervisor Jay D. Humphrey)
  • 4/2004:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, USA (supervisor Sarah C. Baxter)
  • 5/2002:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, USA

Professional Appointments

  • 3/09 – 5/12:
Post-doc at the Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • 7/04 – 1/09:
Graduate Research Associate, Continuum Biomechanics Laboratory, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 5/02 – 5/04:
Graduate Research Associate, University of South Carolina, Mechanical Engineering Department, USA


A. Valentín and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]

Constrained mixture models as tools for testing competing hypotheses in arterial biomechanics. A brief survey.
Mechanics Research Communications,42:126–133, 2012.

A. Valentin, J.D. Humphrey, and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]

A Multi-Layered Computational Model of Coupled Elastin Degradation, Vasoactive Dysfunction, and Collagenous Stiffening in Aortic Aging.
Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 39: 2027-2045, 2011.

L. Cardamone, A. Valentín, J.F. Eberth, and J.D. Humphrey

Modeling carotid artery adaptations to dynamic alterations in pressure and flow over the cardiac cycle.
Mathematical Medicine and Biology, 27(4):343-371, 2011.

L.E. Niklason, A.T. Yeh, E. Calle, Y. Bai, A. Valentín, and J.D. Humphrey

Enabling tools for engineering collagenous tissues integrating bioreactors, intravital imaging, and biomechanical modeling.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(8):3335-3339, 2010.

A. Valentín and J.D. Humphrey

Modeling effects of axial extension on arterial growth and remodeling.
Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 47(9):979-987, 2009.

A. Valentín and J.D. Humphrey

Parameter sensitivity study of a constrained mixture model of arterial growth and remodeling.
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131(10):101006, 2009.

A. Valentín and J.D. Humphrey

Evaluation of Fundamental Hypotheses Underlying Constrained Mixture Models of Arterial Growth and Remodelling.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series: A, 367(1902):3585-3606, 2009.

L. Cardamone, A. Valentín, J.F. Eberth and J.D. Humphrey [pdf]

Origin of axial prestretch and residual stress in arteries.
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 8(6):431-446, 2009.

A. Valentín, L. Cardamone, S. Baek and J.D. Humphrey [pdf]

Complementary vasoactivity and matrix remodeling in arterial adaptations to altered flow and pressure.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 6:293-306, 2009.

S. Baek, A. Valentín and J.D. Humphrey [pdf]

Biochemomechanics of cerebral vasospasm and its resolution: II. constitutive relations and model simulations.
Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 128:142-9, 2007.

Biographical Sketch

Arturo Valentín was born in Charleston, South Carolina, USA in 1980. After earning both a BS and MS in mechanical engineering, he decided to pursue a doctoral degree in the fascinating field of biomedical engineering. Of particular interest was the application of nonlinear mechanics to investigating the behavior of soft tissues. The evolving nature of living tissues presents many formidable challenges and potential research opportunities. In addition to finite deformations and nonlinear mechanical behaviors, soft tissues may also exert forces and exhibit diverse growth and remodeling (G&R) responses to complex loading states and chemical stimuli. Arturo's research interests involve arterial G&R and the development of appropriate models.