Ph.D in Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
MS in Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
BS in Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1990
- BME 1910 - BME 2920 - Biomedical Engineering Design Labs I - IV
- BME 5370 (ME/MSE 5180) - Introduction to Biomaterials
- BME 7300 (ME/MSE 7180) - Advanced Topics in Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics
- Biomechanics of neonatal injury
- Orthopaedic biomechanics
- Tissue characterization using ultrasound
- Biomedical engineering education
- Grimm, M.J., and Gonik, B., “Response to Letter on ‘Effect of Clinician-Applied Maneuvers on Brachial Plexus Stretch during a Shoulder Dystocia Event: Assessment through Computer Modeling,” Accepted by American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011.
- Grimm, M.J., Costello, R., and Gonik, B., “Effect of Clinician-Applied Maneuvers on Brachial Plexus Stretch during a Shoulder Dystocia Event: Assessment through Computer Modeling,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 203(4):339.e1-5, 2010.
- Amenson, T.T., Begeman, P.C., Melvin, J.W., and Grimm, M.J., “Development of the MADYMO Race Car Driver Model for Frontal Impact Simulation and Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Prediction in Indianapolis-type Racing Car Drivers,” SAE Paper 2008-01-2975, 2008 Motorsports Engineering Conference, December, 2008.
- Yeni, Y.N., Shaffer, R.R., Baker, K.C., Dong, X.N., Grimm, M.J., Les, C.M., and Fyhrie, D.P., “The Effect of Yield Damage on the Viscoelastic Properties of Cortical Bone Tissue as Measured by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 82(3):530-537, 2007
- Troxel, T.B., Melvin, J.W., Begeman, P.C., and Grimm, M.J., “Biomechanical Investigation of Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures in Indianapolis-type Racing Car Drivers during Frontal Impacts,” SAE Paper 06MSEC-18, 2006 Motorsports Engineering Conference, December, 2006..
- Lippert, S.A., and Grimm, M.J., “High Frequency Mechanical Properties of Brain Tissue,” Biorheology, 41(6):681-691, 2004.
- Gonik, B., and Grimm, M., “Response to ‘Computer Modeling of Shoulder Dystocia,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 190(6):1805, 2004.
- Gonik, B., Zhang, N., Grimm, M.J., “Prediction of Brachial Plexus Stretching During Shoulder Dystocia Using a Computer Simulation Model,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 189(4):1168-1172, 2003.
- Markel, D.C., Critchfield, J., Chaffin, A., Wooley, P.H., and Grimm, M.J., “Cement Pressurization after Provisional Repair of Femoral Cortical Defects,” American Journal of Orthopedics, 32(5):229-233, 2003.
- Gonik, B., Zhang, N., Grimm, M.J., “Defining Forces Associated with Shoulder Dystocia: Use of a Mathematical Dynamics Computer Model (MADYMO),” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 188(4):1068-1072, 2003.
- Lippert, S.A., Rang, E.M., and Grimm, M.J. “The ‘Wave-In-A-Tube’ Method for Estimation of Mechanical Properties of Viscoelastic Materials Using Ultrasound,” Journal of Materials Testing, 31(1):73-75, 2003.
Recent book chapters:
- Grimm, M.J., and Costello, R.E., “Biomechanics of Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injuries,”” In Pathomechanics of Injury and Disease and Mechanophysiology of Healing,” Research Signpost, Kerala, India, (Edited by Amit Gefen), 2009 (Peer Reviewed).
- Grimm, M.J., “Orthopaedic Biomaterials,” In Standard Handbook for Biomedical Engineering and Design, 2nd Ed. (Edited by Kutz, M.), McGraw-Hill, New York, 2009.
- Wooley, P.H., Radin, E., and Grimm, M.J., “The Structure and Function of Joints,” In Arthritis and Allied Conditions (Edited by W.J. Koopman and L. Moreland), Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2005.
- Program Evaluator, Biomedical Engineering
- American Society for Engineering Education
- Bioengineering Division Executive Committee, 2000-2009
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Fellow
- Secretary, Bioengineering Division, 2011-2012
- Bioengineering Division Executive Committee, 2006-2014
- Biomedical Engineering Society - Member
- Member-at-Large, Accreditation Activities Committee
- Society of Automotive Engineers - Member
- Faculty Advisor, Formula SAE
- Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award, for “Biomechanical Investigation of Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures in Indianapolis-type Racing Car Drivers during Frontal Impacts,” T. Troxel, J. Melvin, P. Begeman, M. Grimm, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2006.
- Award for Research Excellence, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, for “Effect of Clinician Applied Maneuvers on Fetal Brachial Plexus Strain During Shoulder Dystocia,” B. Gonik, R. Costello, N. Zhang, and M. Grimm, February 2004.
- Whitaker Foundation Academic Leadership Fellow, June 2003
- Award for Research Excellence, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, for “Defining Forces Associated with Shoulder Dystocia: Use of a Dynamic Computer Model (MADYMO),” B. Gonik, N. Zhang, and M. Grimm, January 2002.
- April 26, 2012
Michele Grimm, undergraduate program chair and associate professor of biomedical engineering, received the College of Engineering's Excellence in Teaching Award. Grimm was recognized for her leadership of the new and highly successful Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Program. Established in 2012, this unique program uses learning communities and active learning design challenges to improve student learning. With her efforts, the program demonstrated a 95% retention rate for the first year class returning to the second year of the program.
- Michele Grimm was featured in a ModelD article on a $15,000 grant that Life Beyond Barriers has received to fund prototype design and development at WSU's biomedical engineering undergraduate design laboratory. Life Beyond Barriers is an initiative between Wayne State University and downtown Detroit-based tech firm Urban Science. The idea behind it is to combine medicine, science, engineering and entrepreneurship to enhance the quality of life for the injured and disabled. The donation is expected to enable the production of about 15 prototypes per year.
- Michele Grimm was featured in The South End for her role in advising a group of biomedical engineering students who won second place in a worldwide competition for their design of a diabetes testing device.