Dr. Freed is the Director for Theoretical Research at the Mechanical Characterization of Tissues and Materials Lab. He actively develops new mathematical models for soft tissues and biomaterials, and advises on theoretical approaches for experimental support.
Continuum Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Constitutive Models, Soft Solids, Finite Elasticity, Finite Viscoelasticity, Modeling of Elastomers, Modeling of Biological Tissues, Applications of the Fractional Calculus to Solid Mechanics, Numerical Methods for Material Modeling.
Awards & Honors
- 07-14: Clifford H. Spicer Endowed Chair in Engineering, SVSU
- Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2006
- NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 2004
- Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1985
- M.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1980
- B.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1978
Freed, A. D., Liao, J., and Einstein, D. R. “A Membrane Model From Implicit Elasticity Theory: Application to Visceral Pleura.” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. (2013).
Freed, A. D., and Einstein, D. R. “An Implicit Elastic Theory for Lung Parenchyma.” International Journal of Engineering Science. 62 (2013): 31-47.
Freed, A. D., and Einstein, D. R. “Hypo-Elastic Model for Lung Parenchyma.” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 11 (2012): 557-573.
Freed, A. D. “Hypoelastic Soft Tissues, Part I: Theory.” Acta Mechanica. 213 (2010): 189-204.
Freed, A. D., Einstein, D. R., and Sacks, M. S. “Hypoelastic Soft-Tissues, Part II: In-Plane Biaxial Experiments.” Acta Mechanica. 213 (2010): 205-222.