Dr Peter Pivonka
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Engineering Computational Biology
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    Dr Peter Pivonka

    Research Professor

    Engineering Computational Biology Group 
    School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
    The University of Western Australia
    35 Stirling Highway, Crawley  WA 6009, Australia

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +61 8 6488 2708
    Fax: +61 8 6488 1089 
    Web: https://biomed.csse.uwa.edu.au

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    Qualifications:

            Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), Habilitation (venia docendi) for Continuum mechanics and Biomechanics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2007.

            Ph.D. (Dr. techn.Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2001 (graduation with distinction).

            M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing) in Civil Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 1996 (graduation with honors).

    Research Interests:
    micromechanics of porous materials including strength properties, fluid transport, electro-chemical phenomena, coupling phenomena; biomaterials such as bone, cartilage; signal mechanotransduction of bone cells; cell population dynamics modeling with application to bone remodeling, cancer metastases formation in bone tissue;

    Departmental Research Group involvement:
    Engineering Computational Biology Group

    Memberships and Affiliations:

            Member of the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE)

            Member of Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS)

            Member of Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

            Member of European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB)

            Member of Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)

            Former member of the Institute for Strength of Materials, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (https://www.imws.tuwien.ac.at/).

    Research Support

    Table 1 lists research support I have obtained through competitive grant schemes since 2002.

    2002-2004

    FFF-SF

    Numerical modeling of reactive transport

    processes in porous rock

    P. Pivonka

    2x $44,600

    2005-2008

    ARC-APD

    Numerical modeling of signal

    mechanotransduction in bone cells:

    application to bone remodeling

    P. Pivonka

    3x $65,000

    2008-2010

    ARC

    Bone regulation - cell interactions to disease

    P. Pivonka,

    T. J. Martin,

    C.R. Dunstan

    3x $85,000

    2008

    AAS

    Modeling the vicious cycles of bone metastases formation

    P. Pivonka

    1x $10,000

    2009-2011

    ARC

    Multi-scale modeling of transport through deformable porous materials

    P. Pivonka, D.W. Smith

    $450,000

    2009-2010

    PCFA

    Integrative systems modelling of prostate cancer bone metastases

    D.W. Smith

    B.S. Gardiner

    P. Pivonka

    G.R. Mundy

    N.A. Bhowmick

    $280,000

     

     

     

    Total

    $1014,200

    Table 1: FFF-SF=Austrian Science Found Schroedinger Fellowship, ARC.APD=Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant, PCFA . Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia concept grant.

     

    List of publications

    Refereed Journal Papers

     

    [J.01]       P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, and H.A. Mang. Shapes of loading surfaces of concrete models and their influence on the peak load and the failure mode in structural analyses. International Journal of Engineering Science, 41(13-24), pp 1649-1665, 2003.

     

    [J.02]       P. Pivonka and K. Willam. The effect of the third invariant in computational plasticity. Engineering Computations, 20(5/6), pp 741-753, 2003.

     

    [J.03]       P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, and H.A. Mang. Concrete subjected to triaxial stress states: application to pull-out analyses. Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 130(12), pp 1486-1498, 2004.

     

    [J.04]       P. Pivonka, J. O.bolt, R. Lackner, and H.A. Mang. Comparative studies of 3D constitutive models for concrete: application to mixed mode fracture. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 60(2), pp 549-570, 2004.

     

    [J.05]       P. Pivonka, Ch. Hellmich, and D.W. Smith. Microscopic effects on chloride diffusivity of cement pastes . a scale transition analysis. Cement and Concrete Research, 34(12), pp 2251-2260, 2004.

     

    [J.06]       D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka, Ch. Jungnickel, and S. Fityus. Theoretical analysis of anion exclusion and diffusive transport through platy-clay soils. Transport in Porous Media, 57(3), pp 251-277, 2004.

     

    [J.07]       P. Pivonka and D.W. Smith. Investigation of nanoscale electrohydrodynamic transport phenomena in charged porous materials. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 63(14), pp 1975-1990, 2005.

     

    [J.08]       B.S. Gardiner, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka. Development of a two-dimensional mathematical model of cell fate patterning associated with dorsal appendage development. Developmental Biology, 283(2), pp 688, 553, 2005.

     

    [J.09]       H. Fletcher, D.W. Smith, and P. Pivonka. Modeling the sorption of fluoride onto alumina. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 132(2), pp 229-246, 2006.

     

    [J.10]       B.S. Gardiner, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka, A. Grodzinsky, E. Frank, L. Zhang. Solute transport in cartilage undergoing cyclic deformation. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 10(4), pp 265-278, 2007.

     

    [J.11]       L. Zhang, B.S. Gardiner, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka, A. Grodzinsky. The effect of cyclic deformation and solute binding on solute transport in cartilage. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 457(1), pp 47-56, 2007.

     

    [J.12]       P. Pivonka, D.W. Smith, and B.S. Gardiner. Investigation of Donnan equilibrium in charged porous materials: a scale transition analysis. Transport in Porous Media, 69(2), pp 215-237, 2007.

     

    [J.13]       G.A. Narsilio, R. Li, P. Pivonka, and D.W. Smith. Comparative study of methods used to determine ionic diffusion coefficients using migration tests. Cement and Concrete Research, 37(8), pp1151-1163, 2007.

     

    [J.14]       P. Pivonka, G.A. Narsilio, R. Li, D.W. Smith, and B.S Gardiner. Electro-diffusive transport in charged porous media: from the particle level scale to the macroscopic scale using volume averaging. Journal of Porous Materials, 12(2), pp101-118, 2009.

     

    [J.15]       T.W. Lewis, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka. Discussion of .Parametric study of one-dimensional solute transport in deformable porous media., by A.N. Alshawabkeh and N. Rahbar. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 2008. (accepted for publication, 09.01.2008)

     

    [J.16]       L. Zhang, B.S., Gardiner, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka, A. Grodzinsky. The role of competitive binding in solute transport in cyclic deformed cartilage. Journal of Biological Systems, 16(2), pp175-195, 2008.

     

    [J.17]       T. Lewis, P. Pivonka, and D.W. Smith. Theoretical investigation of the effects of consolidation on contaminant transport in contaminant barriers. Int. J. Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2008. (accepted for publication, 23.02.2008)

     

    [J.18]       T. Lewis, P. Pivonka, Fityus, S.G. and D.W. Smith. Parametric sensitivity analysis of coupled mechanical consolidation, Computers and Geotechnics, 36(1-2), pp31-40, 2009.

     

    [J.19]        L. Zhang, B.S. Gardiner, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka, A. Grodzinsky. An integrated model of IGF-I mediated biosynthesis in a deformed articular cartilage. Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 2008. (accepted for publication, 25.02.2008)

     

    [J.20]       P. Pivonka, J. Zimak, D.W. Smith, B.S. Gardiner, C.R. Dunstan, N.A. Sims, T.J. Martin, G.R. Mundy. Model Structure and Control of Bone Multicellular Units: A Theoretical Study. BONE, 43(2), 249-263, 2008.

     

    [J.21]       G.A. Narsilio, D.W. Smith and P. Pivonka. Estimating vertical and lateral pressures in periodically structured Montmorillonite clay particles. Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Science, 2008. (accepted for publication, 2008)

     

     

     

    Refereed Conference Papers

     

    [C.1]         P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, H.A. Mang, Numerical Analyses of Concrete Subjected to Triaxial Compressive Loading, CD-Rom Proceedings of the European Congress on Computational Mechanics in Applied Sciences and Engineering 2000, 26 pages, Barcelona, Spain, 11-14 September (2000).

     

    [C.2]         H.A. Mang, R. Lackner, P. Pivonka, Ch. Schranz, Selected topics in computational structural mechanics, Trends in Computational Structural Mechanics, W.A. Wall, K.-U. Bletzinger, K. Schweizerhof, pp 1-25, CIMNE (2001).

     

    [C.3]         P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, H.A. Mang, Numerical investigations of headed studs with inclined shoulders, RILEM International Symposium Connections between Steel and Concrete, Stuttgart, Germany, September 10-12, 2001, R. Eligehausen, 2, pp 729-746, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L. (2001).

     

    [C.4]          P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, H.A. Mang, Failure assessment of anchor bolts by means of nonlinear finite element analyses, Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-Homogeneous Materials, B.L. Karihaloo, International Union for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, pp 387-394, Kluwer Acadamic Publishers (2002).

     

    [C.5]         J. Ozbolt, P. Pivonka, and R. Lackner, Three-dimensional FE analyses of fracture of concrete . material models and mesh sensitivity, In H.A. Mang, F.G. Rammersdorfer and J. Eberhardsteiner, editors, CD-ROM Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM V), 14 pages, Vienna, Austria, July 7-12, 2002.

     

    [C.6]         J. Ozbolt, I. Kozar, and P. Pivonka, Influence of the material model on the objectivity of the 3D smeared fracture analysisumerical Analyses, In E. Onate and D.R.J. Owen, editors, CD-ROM Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2003), 16 pages, Barcelona, Spain, April 7-10, 2003.

     

    [C.7]         D. Smith and P. Pivonka, Theoretical investigation of the influence of a diffuse double-layer on Darcy.s law, In J.M. Huyghe, P.A.C. Raats, and S.C, Cowin. IUTAM Symposium on Physicochemical and Electromechanical Interactions in Porous Materials, Solid mechanics and its applications, Vol. 125, Springer, pp 289-298, 2005.

     

    [C.8]         P. Pivonka, Ch. Hellmich, and D. Smith, Origin of chloride diffusivity of cement pastes - a scale transition analysis, In V.C. Li, Ch. K.Y. Leung, K.J. Willam, S.L. Billington, editors, Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures (5th International Conference of Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, FRAMCOS-5, Vail, Colorado, USA, April 12-16, 2004), Ia-FraMCos, Vol. 1, pp 571-579, 2004.

     

    [C.9]         P. Pivonka and D. Smith, Electro-hydrodynamic transport in porous materials, In R.J. Jardine, D.M. Potts, K.G. Higgins, editors, Advances in geotechnical engineering (Proceedings of The Skempton Conference organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers and held at the Royal Geographic Society, London, UK, March 29-31, 2004), Thomas Telford Publishing, London, UK, Vol. 1, pp 592-603, 2004.

     

    [C.10]     K. Krabbenhoft and P. Pivonka. Numerical aspects of muti-ionic transport in electrolytic solutions, In M. Xie, A. Mouritz, A.A. Khatibi, C. Gardiner, W.K. Chiu, editors, Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (Melbourne, Australia, February 16-18, 2005), Institute of Materials Engineering, Australasia Ltd., pp 473-478, 2005.

     

    [C.11]     P. Pivonka, D. Smith, and B. Gardiner. Fundamental theoretical study of nanoscale ion transport through charged porous materials: Part I - diffusion, In Y. Abousleiman, A. Cheng, F.-J. Ulm, editors, Proceedings of the 3rd Biot Conference on Poromechanis (Oklahoma City, USA, May 24-27, 2005), A.A. Balkema Publishers, London, UK, pp 417-422, 2005.

     

    [C.12]     P. Pivonka, D. Smith, and B. Gardiner. Fundamental theoretical study of nanoscale ion transport through charged porous materials: Part II . diffusion-advection, In Y. Abousleiman, A. Cheng, F.-J. Ulm, editors, Proceedings of the 3rd Biot Conference on Poromechanis (Oklahoma City, USA, May 24-27, 2005), A.A. Balkema Publishers, London, UK, pp 449-453, 2005.

     

    [C.13]     K. Krabbenhoft, P. Pivonka, S.W. Sloan, and D. Smith. Numerical aspects of muti-ionic transport in electrolytic solutions, In Y. Abousleiman, A. Cheng, F.-J. Ulm, editors, Proceedings of the 3rd Biot Conference on Poromechanis Poromechanis (Oklahoma City, USA, May 24-27, 2005), A.A. Balkema Publishers, London, UK, pp 411-416, 2005.

     

    [C.14]     P. Pivonka, D. Smith, and B. Gardiner. Modeling of Donnan Equilibrium in charged porous materials . a scale transition analysis, In D.R.J. Owen and E. Oñ and B. Suáz, editors, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS VIII, Barcelona, Spain, 5-8 September, 2005), pp 147-151, 2005, extended abstract.

     

    [C.15]     P. Pivonka, D. Smith, and B. Gardiner. Upscaling of the Poisson-Nernst-Planck Equations using the Volume Averaging Method, In T.E. Simos, and G. Psihoyios, and Ch. Tsitouras, editors, Proceedings of International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2005 (ICNAAM, Rhodes, Greece, 16-20 September, 2005), pp 443-446, 2005, Wiley-VCH, extended abstract.

     

    [C.16]     Ch. Hellmich, K. Hofstetter, P. Pivonka. Nanoscaled Elementary Components and their Mechanical Interaction in Biological and Man-Made Composite Materials: Bone, Wood, and Concrete; In CD-ROM Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction, 8 pages, RILEM, 2005.

     

    [C.17]     L. Zhang, B.S. Gardiner, D. W. Smith, and P. Pivonka. Solute Transport in Cartilage: Effects of Cyclic Deformation and ECM Binding. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB-15), pp 171-172, 2006.

     

    [C.18]      P. Pivonka, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, and C. Dunstan. Hierarchical model describing bone cell dynamics: application to bone remodeling. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB-15), pp 225-226, 2006.

     

    [C.19]     P. Pivonka, G. Narsillio, R. Li, and D.W. Smith, Theoretical study of methods used to determine ionic diffusion coefficients in concrete using migration tests, In D.R.J. Owen and E. Oñ and B. Suáz, editors, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS IX, Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 Sept., 2007), pp 490-493, 2007. (extended abstract)

     

    [C.20]     G.A. Narsilio, P. Pivonka, and D.W. Smith, Numerical study on electrochemical chloride extraction through temporary DC power supply, 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Brisbane, Australia, 21-24 Oct., 2007.

     

    [C.21]     P. Pivonka, G.A. Narsilio, D.W. Smith, Diffusion in charged porous media: macroscopic Poisson-Nernst-Plank equations through up-scaling, 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Brisbane, Australia, 21-24 Oct., 2007.

     

    [C.22]     A. Pharoah, R. Jayarathne, M. Connor, S. Yuen and P. Pivonka. The distribution of chemical contaminants in soil around septic tank absorption trenches, Onsite-07 . .Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems., Armidale (Wright Centre, University of New England), Australia, 25-27 Sept., pp 271-278, 2007.

     

    [C.23]     R. Jayarathne, A. Paroaah, L. White, P. Pivonka, S. Yuen, M. Connor. The hydrological performance of on-site soil absorption systems (OSAS), Onsite-07 . .Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems., Armidale (Wright Centre, University of New England), Australia, 25-27 Sept., pp 183-190, 2007.

     

    [C.24]     G.A. Narsilio, D.W. Smith, A. Mohajeri, P. Pivonka. Numerical micro-scale modelling of inter-joint swelling pressure. In Y. Potvin, J. Carter, A. Dyskin, R. Jeffrey (eds). Proceedings (Vol II) of the 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium (SHIRMS-08), 16-19 Sept., pp 195-202, 2008.

     

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    Non-refereed Conference Papers

     

    [NRC.1] P. Pivonka, G. Meschke, and H. Mang, 3D Materialmodell fuer Beton: Theorie und algorithmische Formulierung (3D material model for concrete: theory and algorithmic formulation). Zeitschrift fuer angewandte Mechanik und Mathematik, 79(2), pp 475-476, 1999. In German.

     

    [NRC.2] P. Pivonka and H. Mang, A 3D-constitutive model for concrete subjected to high compressive stress states. In R.C. Picu and E. Krempl, editors, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials, pp 395-398, Troy, New, York, USA, 1999.

     

    [NRC.3] P. Pivonka and H. Mang, Advanced 3D-constitutive modelling of concrete considering mixed loading conditions. In Proceedings of the 11th International Scientific Conference, pp 149-152, Brno, Czech Republic, 1999.

     

    [NRC.4] P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, and H. Mang, Numerical simulation of concrete failure in pull-out experiments. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the International Congress of Fracture, pp 20, Hawaii, USA, 2001.

     

     

    Technical Reports

     

    [TR.1] P. Pivonka and H. Mang, Theoretical and algorithmic aspects of a 3D material model for concrete under compressive stresses. Technical Report Part 1, Institute for Strength of Materials, Vienna University of Technology, 1997.

     

    [TR.2] P. Pivonka and H. Mang, Theoretical and algorithmic aspects of a 3D material model for concrete under compressive stresses. Technical Report Part 2, Institute for Strength of Materials, Vienna University of Technology, 1998.

     

    [TR.3] P. Pivonka and H. Mang, Theoretical and algorithmic aspects of a 3D material model for concrete under compressive stresses. Technical Report Part 3, Institute for Strength of Materials, Vienna University of Technology, 1999.

     

    [TR.4] P. Pivonka and H. Mang, Implementation and adaption of an extended material model for concrete for the simulation of anchor devices. Technical Report, Institute for Strength of Materials, Vienna University of Technology, 2000.

     

     

    Thesis

     

    [T.1] P. Pivonka, Solution of plane elastic problems by means of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) using the computercode GPBEST. MSc Thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 1996. (In German)

     

    [T.2] P. Pivonka, Constitutive modeling of triaxially loaded concrete considering large compressive stresses: application to pull-out tests of anchor bolts, PhD thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 2001. (In English)

     

    [T.3] P. Pivonka, Hierarchical Modeling of multi-ion transport through porous materials, Habilitation Thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 2007. (In English)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Presentations at Conferences and Symposia (presenter is identified using bold letters)

     

    1998-2000

     

    [P.1] P. Pivonka, G. Meschke, and H. Mang, 3D Materialmodell füon: Theorie und algorithmische Formulierung (3D material model for concrete: theory and algorithmic formulation). GAMM 98, Bremen, Germany, 6-8 April, 1998.

     

    [P.2] P. Pivonka and H. Mang, A 3D-constitutive model for concrete subjected to high compressive stress states. 4th International Conference on Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials, Troy, New, York, USA, 27-30 July 1999.

     

    [P.3] P. Pivonka, G. Meschke, and H. Mang, Material modelling of concrete subjected to local large triaxial pressure: theory and algorithmic formulation,

    5th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 4-6 August, 1999.

     

    [P.4] P. Pivonka and H. Mang, Advanced 3D-constitutive modelling of concrete considering mixed loading conditions. 11th International Scientific Confernce, Brno, Czech Republic, 18-20 October, 1999.

     

    [P.5] P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, and H.A. Mang. Material modeling of concrete subjected to multiaxial loading: application to pull-out analyses. 33rd Solid Mechanics Conference, Zakopane, Poland, 5-9 September, 2000.

     

    2001

     

    [P.6] P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, H.A. Mang, Numerical Analyses of Concrete Subjected to Triaxial Compressive Loading, European Congress on Computational Mechanics in Applied Sciences and Engineering. Barcelona, Spain, 11-14 September 2000.

     

    [P.7] P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, and H.A. Mang. Simulation of failure of concrete subjected to various loading conditions. International Workshop on Deterioration Analysis of Engineering Materials at Various Scales of Observation. Soellerhaus, Hirschegg, Austria, 25-28 March 2001.

     

    [P.8] H.A. Mang, R. Lackner, P. Pivonka, and Ch. Schranz. New Trends in Computational Structural Mechanics, Lake Constance, Germany, 20-23 May 2001.

     

    [P.9] P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, H.A. Mang, Failure assessment of anchor bolts by means of nonlinear finite element analyses, Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-Homogeneous Materials, IUTAM Symposium on Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-homogeneous Materials, Cardiff, Wales, 18-22 July 2001. (invited)

     

    [P.10] P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, H.A. Mang, Numerical investigations of headed studs with inclined shoulders, 55th RILAM Annual Week, RILEM Symposium on Connections between Steel and Concrete, Stuttgart, Germany, 10-12 September, 2001.

     

     

    [P.11] P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, H.A. Mang, Failure Analyses of Concrete Subjected to Mixed-Mode Fracture, 13th Inter-Institute Seminar for Young Researchers, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, 26-28 October 2001.

     

    [P.12] P. Pivonka, R. Lackner, and H. Mang, Numerical simulation of concrete failure in pull-out experiments. ICF10- 10th International Congress of Fracture, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 3-7 December 2001.

     

    2002-2003

     

    [P.13] D. Smith and P. Pivonka, Theoretical influence of the influence of a diffuse double-layer on Darcy.s law, IUTAM Symposium on the Mechanics of Physicochemical and Electromechanical Interactions in Porous Media, Rolduc, Kerkrade, The Netherlands, May 18-23,  2003. (invited)

     

    2004

     

    [P.14] P. Pivonka and D. Smith, Theoretical study of nanoscale electro-diffusion in clay soils. Special Symposium (Prof. Valliappan.s retirement from UNSW), Sydney, NSW, Australia, 21 February 2004. (invited)

     

    [P.15] P. Pivonka, Ch. Hellmich, D. Smith, Origin of chloride diffusivity of cement pastes - a scale transition analysis, 5th International Conference of Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FRAMCOS-5), Vail, Colorado, USA, April 12-16, 2004.

     

    [P.16] P. Pivonka and D. Smith, Electro-hydrodynamic transport in porous materials, A.W. Skempton Memorial Conference, Royal Geographic Society, London, UK, March 29-31, 2004. (invited)

     

    [P.17] B.S. Gardiner, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka, A.J. Grodzinsky. Transport of large molecules through articular cartilage subjected to dynamic load, 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, Sydney, Australia, October 22-24, 2004.

     

    [P.18] B.S. Gardiner, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka, A.J. Grodzinsky. Active transport of IGF-I through articular cartilage, The Annual Conference of Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine (EPSM 2004), Geelong, Australia, November 14-18, 2004.

     

    2005

     

    [P.19] B.S. Gardiner, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka and A.J. Grodzinsky. IGF-I transport through a dynamically loaded cartilage and the effect of timescale, Cartilage Innovation Summit 2005, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, May 4-7, 2005.

     

    [P.20] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, and B. Gardiner. Fundamental theoretical study of nanoscale ion transport through charged porous materials: diffusion/diffusion-advection, 3rd Biot conference, Oklahoma City, USA, May 24-27, 2005.

     

    [P.21] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, and C. Dunstan. Review on signal mechano-transduction in bone . application to bone remodeling, ASCE conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMat), Baton Rouge, Lousiana, USA, June 1-5, 2005. (invited)

     

    [P.22] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, and B. Gardiner. Upscaling of the Poisson-Nernst-Planck electro-diffusion equations using the volume averaging method, SIAM conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in Geoscience, Avignon, France, June 7-10, 2005. (invited)

     

    [P.23] B.S. Gardiner, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka. A two-dimensional mathematical model for dorsal appendage cell patterning in Drosophila. Society of Developmental Biology 64th Annual Meeting, San Fransisco, Jul 27th  . Aug 1st , 2005,

     

    [P.24] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, and B. Gardiner. Investigation of Donnan Equilibrium in charged porous materials . a scale transition analysis, VIII International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS VIII), Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 September, 2005. (invited)

     

    [P.25] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, and B. Gardiner. Upscaling of the Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations using the volume averaging method, International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Rhodes, Greece, 16-20 September, 2005.

     

    [P.26] Ch. Hellmich, K. Hofstetter and P. Pivonka. Nanoscaled elementary components and their mechanical interaction in biological and man-made composite materials: bone, wood and concrete, 2nd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction, Bilbao, Spain, 13-16 November, 2005.

     

    2006

     

    [P.27] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, C. Dunstan. Mathematical modeling of bone cell interactions: application to bone remodeling, 4th Clare Valley Bone Meeting, Clare Valley, South Australia, May 19-21, 2006. (poster + oral)

     

    [P.28] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, and C. Dunstan. Numerical investigation of bone cell remodeling by means of a cell population dynamics model. Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine (EPSM), Queensland, Australia,11-21 Sept., 2006. (oral)

     

    [P.29] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, and C. Dunstan., N. Sims, T.J. Martin, Mathematical model describing bone cell interactions: application to bone remodeling. ComBio 2006, Queensland, Australia, 24-28 Sept., 2006. (poster)

     

    [P.30] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, and C. Dunstan. Role of mathematical modeling in bone biology: from intracellular signaling to tissue level. 16th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, Queensland, Australia, 23-26 Oct., 2006. (poster)

     

    [P.31] L. Zhang, B.S. Gardiner, D. W. Smith, and P. Pivonka. Solute Transport in Cartilage: Effects of Cyclic Deformation and ECM Binding. 15th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB-15), Singapore, 6-8 Dec., 2006. (oral)

     

    [P.32] P. Pivonka, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, and C. Dunstan. Hierarchical model describing bone cell dynamics: application to bone remodeling. 15th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB-15), Singapore, 6-8 Dec., 2006. (oral)

     

    2007

     

    [P.33]    D.W. Smith, L. Zhang, B.S. Gardiner, P. Pivonka and A.J. Grodzinsky, Effects of ECM binding on solute transport in cyclically deformed cartilage, The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, USA, 11-14th February, 2007.

     

    [P.34]    B.S. Gardiner, D. W. Smith and P. Pivonka, Predicting the pre-patterning of cell fates involved in Drosophila respiratory appendage development, 5th Summer Conference on Molecular Mechanisms in Development, Perth, Australia, 2nd February, 2007.

     

    [P.35]    P. Pivonka, D.W. Smith, B.S. Gardiner, and C.R. Dunstan, Towards a mathematical description of bone remodeling, 2nd FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology, Gosau, Austria, 10-16 March, 2007.

     

    [P.36]    P. Pivonka, T. Lewis, and D.W. Smith, Theoretical investigation of the effects of consolidation on contaminant transport in composite contaminant barriers, Siam conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Santa Fe, USA, 19-22 March, 2007. (invited oral)

     

    [P.37]    G. Narsillio, P. Pivonka, D.W. Smith, Electro-Diffusive transport in charged porous media: from the particle level scale to the macroscopic scale using volume averaging. 2nd International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 17-22 June, 2007.

     

    [P.38]    G. Narsillio, P. Pivonka, D.W. Smith, Theoretical investigation of swelling in clay: a microstructural approach. IUTAM Symposium On Swelling And Shrinking of Porous Materials: From Colloid Science to Poromechanics, Petropolis, Brazil, August 6th-10th, 2007.

     

    [P.39]    P. Pivonka, G. Narsillio, R. Li, and D.W. Smith, Theoretical study of methods used to determine ionic diffusion coefficients in concrete using migration tests, IX International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS IX), Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 September, 2007. (invited)

     

    [P.40]    D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka, B. S. Gardiner, C.R. Dunstan, T.J. Martin,  State-of-the-art mathematical modelling approaches applied to bone biology, 17th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9-12 September, 2007.

     

    [P.41]    P. Pivonka, J. Zimak, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, C. Dunstan, N. Sims, T.J. Martin, How does RANKL/OPG receptor expression on osteoblasts modulate bone remodeling? . A theoretical study, ComBio 2007, Sydney, Australia, 22-26 September, 2007.

     

    [P.42]    P. Pivonka, J. Zimak, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, C. Dunstan, N. Sims, T.J. Martin, Numerical study of the effects of PTH dosing type on bone balance, ANZORS-07, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, 14-17 October, 2007.

     

    [P.43]    G.A. Narsilio, P. Pivonka, and D.W. Smith, Numerical study on electrochemical chloride extraction through temporary DC power supply, 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Brisbane, Australia, 21-24 Oct., 2007. (poster)

     

    [P.44]    P. Pivonka, G.A. Narsilio, D.W. Smith, Diffusion in charged porous media: macroscopic Poisson-Nernst-Plank equations through up-scaling, 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Brisbane, Australia, 21-24 Oct., 2007.

     

    [P.45]    A. Pharoah, R. Jayarathne, M. Connor, S. Yuen and P. Pivonka. The distribution of chemical contaminants in soil around septic tank absorption trenches, Onsite-07 . .Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems., Armidale (Wright Centre, University of New England), Australia, 25-27 Sept., 2007.

     

    [P.46]    R. Jayarathne, A. Parooah, L. White, P. Pivonka, S. Yuen, M. Connor. The hydrological performance of on-site soil absorption systems (OSAS), Onsite-07 . .Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems., Armidale (Wright Centre, University of New England), Australia, 25-27 Sept., 2007.

     

    [P.47]    M. A. Connor, L. A. White, R. Jayarathne, A. Pharaoh, P. Pivonka, J. Rydberg and S.Yuen. How do we ensure a future for septic tanks?, 2nd IWA-ASPIRE (Asia-Pacific Regional Group Conference & Exhibition) .Water and Sanitation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Opportunities, Challenges and Technology., Perth, Australia, 28.Oct. . 1.Nov., 2007.

     

    [P.48]    P. Pivonka and D.W Smith, Mathematical modelling of bone cell Interactions, Molecular signalling in bone remodelling, Inaugural Asia Pacific Conference 2007, Sydney, Australia, 23-25 Nov., 2007. (invited oral)

     

    [P.49]    P. Pivonka, J. Zimak, D.W Smith, B.S. Gardiner, C.R. Dunstan, T.J. Martin, N.S. Sims, G.R. Mundy, Model Structure and control mechanisms for bone multi-cellular units: a theoretical study, Molecular Modeling - MM 2007, Melbourne, Australia, 27 . 30 Nov., 2007.

     

    2008

     

    [P.50]    T.W. Lewis, P. Pivonka, D. Smith, and S.G. Fityus. Coupled mechanical consolidation and contaminant transport modeling of composite barrier systems: a parametric sensitivity analysis. ASCE . Geocongress-08, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 9-12 March, 2008.

     

    [P.51]    D. Smith, L. Zhang, B. Gardiner, P. Pivonka, A. Grodzinsky, Theoretical investigation of the functional role of IGFBP-3 in modulating the uptake of IGF-I by articular cartilage, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2-5 March, 2008.

     

    [P.52]    D. Smith, P. Pivonka, J. Zimak, B. Gardiner, C. Dunstan, N. Sims, T.J. Martin, G. Mundy, A proposal for the dual action of PTH in bone remodelling based on a bone cell dynamics model, European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB-08), Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 June . 4 July 2008.

     

    [P.53]    D. Smith, Y. Wang, P. Pivonka, M. Schuliga, A. Stewart, Computational & experimental investigation of the plasmin activation system, XIXth Congress of the International Society for Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis, Vienna, Austria, 6th . 10th July, 2008. 

     

    [P.54]    D. Smith & P. Pivonka, Review of computational modeling in bone biology: from intracellular signaling to tissue level, 18th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS), Melbourne, Australia, 28-31 August, 2008. (invited keynote)

     

    [P.55]    P. Pivonka, J. Zimak, D. Smith, B. Gardiner, C. Dunstan, N. Sims, T.J. Martin, G. Mundy, Theoretical investigation of the role of the RANK-RANKL-OPG system in bone remodeling, 18th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS), Melbourne, Australia, 28-31 August, 2008. (invited keynote)

     

    [P.56]    P. Pivonka, J Zimak, D. Smith, X. Shen, C. Dunstan, Theoretical modeling of the treatment of osteoporosis with Denosumab using a coupled pharmacokinetic-bone cell population model, 18th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS), Melbourne, Australia, 28-31 August, 2008. (poster presentation)

     

    [P.57]    G.A. Narsilio, D.W. Smith, P. Pivonka Numerical particle-scale study of swelling pressure in clay. 12th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), 1-6 October, Goa, India, 2008. (oral)

     

    [P.58]    G.A. Narsilio, D.W. Smith, A. Mohajeri, P. Pivonka. Numerical micro-scale modelling of inter-joint swelling pressure. 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium (SHIRMS-08), 16-19 September, Perth, Australia, 2008. (oral)

     

    [P.59]    Y. Wang, P. Pivonka, D.W Smith, Computational Modeling of Multiple Myeloma and the Bone Microenvironment, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (ANZORS 08), Brisbane, Queensland, 16-17 November, 2008. (oral)

     

    [P.60]    L. Zhang, B. Gardiner, D.W Smith, P. Pivonka. An integrated model of IGF-I and mechanical loading mediated biosythesis in a deformed articular cartilage, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (ANZORS 08), Brisbane, Queensland, 16-17 November, 2008. (oral)

     

    [P.61]    L. Zhang, B. Gardiner, D.W Smith, P. Pivonka. Can cartilage tune its exposure to IGF through IGF binding proteins?, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (ANZORS 08), Brisbane, Queensland, 16-17 November, 2008. (oral)

     

    [P.62]    P. Pivonka and D. Smith, Mathematical modeling of the bone remodeling process, Australian Health and Medical Research Congress (AHMRC & ANZORS 08), Brisbane, Queensland, 16-21 November, 2008. (invited keynote)

     

    Attendance of Workshops and Conferences

     

    This section contains workshops, conferences, meetings, and symposia which have been attended for research and/or educational purpose (no abstract or poster has been presented).

     

    [W.1] 3rd Clare Valley Bone Meeting, Clare Valley, South Australia, March 21-25, 2004.

     

    [W.2] CISM 2004. International Centre of Mechanical Science, Applied Micromechanics of Porous Materials (Advanced School), Udine, Italy, July 19-23, 2004.

     

    [W.3] 6th International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop. Frontier Research in Bone Physiology, Adaptation and Bioengineering, Seattle, Washington, September 30 - October 1, 2004.

     

    [W.4] American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 26th Annual Meeting, Washington Sate Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, Washington, USA, October 1-5, 2004.

     

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