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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Z. Maria Oden
Professor in the Practice
Professor in the Practice of Engineering Education and Director of Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
 
e-mail:moden@rice.edu
 
  • B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering (1989) Tulane University
  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering (1991) Tulane University
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Dissertation (1994) Tulane University
 
Primary Department
   Department of Bioengineering
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Websites
 Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
 Z. Maria Oden
 
Selected Publications
 Abstracts
 

Oden, Z. Maria , Mirabal, Yvette, Richards-Kortum, Rebecca "Global Health Technology Woven into Many Levels of Design Courses." Transactions of Biomedical Engineering Society (2007)

 
 

Hart, R.T., Friction, SP, Oden, Z.M., and Rust, A.M. "The Response of Bone to Implants ."  (1993)

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Hart, D.B., Burr, D.B., Forward, M.R. "Validation of Finite Element Models of Canine Forelimbs Before and After Ulnar Osteotomy Using Experimentally Determined Physiological Loading." Computational Biomechanics Publications (1993) : 247-254.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Hart, R.T., Burr, D.B. "The Influence of Assumed Relationships Between Bone¿s Mechanical Properties and CT Density on Results of Finite Element Analyses ."  (1993) : 57-59.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Hart, R.T., Forwood, M.R., Burr, D.B. "Implementation of a Cell-Based Mechanistic Model for Functional Adaptation of Bone."  (1994) : 55.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Hart, R.T., Forwood, M.R., Burr, D.B. "Mechanical Parameters that Measure Bone¿s Mechanical Millieu: How Do They Correlate?."  (1994) : 46.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Hart, R.T., Forwood, M.R., Burr, D.B. "Relating Mechanical Parameters to Cellular Activity in Bone."  (1994) : 22:S1:58.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Hart, R.T., Forwood, M.R., Burr, D.B. "¿ priori prediction of functional adaptation of canine radii."  (1995) : 20:296.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Rosler, D.M. "Finite element prediction of femoral failure load.." Annals of Biomedical Engineering (1998) : MB.36.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Selvitelli, D.M. "Modeling Failure of Trabecular Bone."  (1998) : 113.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Selvitelli, D.M. "Predicting failure of cancellous bone in four-point bending."  (1997) : 99-100.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Selvitelli, D.M., Bouxsein, M.L. "The effect of local density increases on the failure load of the proximal femur.." Trans. Of the Orthopaedic Research Society (1999) : 743.

 
 

Schaffner, G., Oden, Z.M., Stewart, S.L., Hayes, W.C. "Fracture risk of the proximal femur in a heel stance configuration." Trans. Of the Orthopaedic Research Society (1999) : 745.

 
 

Z. Maria Oden, Wei Wang "Efficacy of a localized therapy in increasing strength of osteoporotic and osteopenic femurs: a finite element study." Trans Houston Society of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (2000) Submitted

 
 Refereed articles
 

Hundalani SG, Richards- Kortum R, Oden M ,Kawaza K , Gest A, Molyneux EM "Development and Validation of a Simple Algorithm for Initiation of CPAP In Neonates with Respiratory Distress in Malawi." Archives of Disease in Childhood- Fetal and Neonatal DivisionIn Press

 
 

Maynard KR, Causey L, Kawaza K, Dube Q, Lufesi N, Oden ZM, Richards-Kortum RR, Molyneux "New technologies for essential newborn care in under-resourced areas: what is needed and how to deliver it.." Paediatrics and International Child HealthIn Press

 
 Articles
 

Bond M, Elguea C, Yan J, Pawlowski M, Williams J, Wahed A, Oden M, Tkaczyk  T, Richards-Kortum R, (2013) Chromatography paper as a low-cost medium for accurate spectrophotometric assessment of blood hemoglobin concentration, Lab on a Chip, 13(12):2381-2388

 
 

Brown J, Machen H, Kawaza K, Mwanza Z, Iniguez S, Lang H, Gest A, Kennedy N, Miros R, Richards-Kortum R, Molyneux E, Oden M,  (2013) A High-Value, Low-Cost Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure System for Low-Resource Settings: Technical Assessment and Initial Case Reports. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53622. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053622

 
 

Richards-Kortum, R, Spiegel, G,  Dinh, C,  Gutierrez,A, Lukomnik, J; Lu, B,  Shah,K  Slough, T; Yeh, PT,  Mirabal, Y,  Gray, LV,  Marton, S, Adler, M, Schutze, GE, Wickham H, Oden, M, (2013) Design, Evaluation, and Dissemination of a Plastic Syringe Clip to Improve Dosing Accuracy of Liquid Medications. Annals of Biomedical Engineering41(9) 1860-68. 

 
 

Shah, KG, Slough, TL, Yeh, PT,  Gombwa, S, Kiromera, A, Oden, M, Richards-Kortum,RR, (2013)  Novel open-source electronic medical records system for palliative care in low-resource settings. BMC Palliative CareBMC Palliative Care, 12:31.

 
 

Spiegel, G,  Dinh, C,  Gutierrez,A, Lukomnik, J; Lu, B,  Shah,K  Slough, T; Yeh, PT,  Mirabal, Y,  Gray, LV,  Marton, S, Adler, M, . Schutze, GE, Wickham H, Oden, M,  Richards-Kortum, R (2013) Design, Evaluation, and Dissemination of a Plastic Syringe Clip to Improve Dosing Accuracy of Liquid Medications. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 41, No. 9, pp. 1860-1868.

 
 

Brown J, Theis L, Kerr L, Zakhidova N, O'Connor K, Uthman M, Oden ZM, Richards-Kortum R. (2011) A hand-powered, portable, low-cost centrifuge for diagnosing anemia in low-resource settings. Am J Trop Med Hyg. Aug;85(2):327-32

 
 

Oden, Z.M.,  O’Malley, M.K.,  Woods, G.L.,  Volz, T.M. (2011) Work in Progress – Implementing and Evaluating Efforts to Engage Interdisciplinary Teams to Solve Real-World Design Challenges, ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. T1A

 
 

Sung, Cynthia, Kamath, Rashmi R., Cui, Yiwen, Ouyang, Clare, Carstens, Elizabeth, Ramos, Renata F., Oden, Z. Maria, (2011) Design of a Novel Mechanical Syringe Pump for Neonatal Care in Low-Resource Settings Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), IEEE, 78 – 83

 
 

Hart, R.T., Oden, Z.M., Parrish, S.W., and Burr, D.B. "The International Journal of Supercomputer Applications." Computational Methods for Bone Mechanics Studies, (6)2 ((1992)) : 164-174.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Hart, R.T. "Correlation Between Mechanical Parameters that Represent Bone¿s Mechanical Milieu and Control Functional Adaptation." Bone Structure and Remodeling ((1995)) : 127-137.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Selvitelli, D.M., Bouxsein, M.L. "The effect of local density increases on the failure load of the proximal femur: A Finite Element Study.." Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 17(5) (1999) : 661-667.

 
 

Oden, Z.M., Selvitelli, D.M., Wolf, R.M., Myers, E.R. "The effect of anisotropy on DXA based predictions of bone failure.." Calcified Tissue International, 63 (1997) : 67-73.

 
 

Selvitelli, D.M., Oden, Z.M "The yield behavior of bovine trabecular bone can be modeled using a strain-based failure criterion.." Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (1999) In Press

 
 Refereed conference papers
 

Oden, Z.M.,  O’Malley, M.K.,  Woods, G.L.,  Volz, T.M. (2011) Work in Progress – Implementing and Evaluating Efforts to Engage Interdisciplinary Teams to Solve Real-World Design Challenges, ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. T1A

 
 

Oden, Z.Maria. "Finding Ideal Projects for the Bioengineering Design Course: BME-IDEA Annual Meeting."  (2007)

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

"An engineering approach to assessing femoral strength in osteoporosis." Scientific Council on Osteoporosis Progress, Houston, TX. (April 6, 2000)

 
 

"Failure Analysis of Bone: Application to Osteoporosis Research." Rice University, Graduate Bioengineering Seminar, Houston, TX. (November 9, 1999)

 
 

"Influence of Muscle Forces on Bone Strength: Finite Element Analyses." Texas A&M University, Graduate Kinesiology and Physical Medicine Seminar, College Station, TX. (March 24, 2000)

 
 

"Metals and Ceramics: Overview of Biomaterials for Total Hip Arthroplasty." University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Ed. T. Smith Lectureship, Houston, TX. (November, 1999.)

 
 

"Muscle-Bone Interactions: What are the Mechanisms?." American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA. (June, 2, 1999)

 
 

"Osteoporosis: Overview and Research Applications." University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Houston, TX. (November, 1999)

 
 

"Symposium on Femoral Fracture Prevention." American Society of Biomechanics, Chicago, IL. (July, 2000)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation ,

 Team LANAR: Designing a Light-integrated Surgical Instrument for Intra-illumination Techniques, NCIIA BME-IDEA Design and Innovation Competition

 Team NanoSPA: Solar-powered Autoclave Using Nanotechnology for the Resource-constrained Setting, 2011 BTB National Global Health Design Competition

 Team Equiliberator: Balance Therapy Entertainment System, 2011 RESNA Student Design Competition

 Team Tru(hB)lood: Paper-based Anemia Diagnosis for Use in Low-resource Settings, 2011 NCIIA BMEStart Biomedical Innovation Competition

 Team Zikomo: Neonatal Syringe Pump for the Developing World, 2nd Place: 2011 National iShow – ASME Innovation Showcase

 Team Dexter: Capture of Motion Path for Cerebral Palsy Patients, 2011 ASME Bioengineering Division Rehabilitation Engineering Design Competition

 Rice University Cain Project Award for Teaching Communication in Design, Rice University (2008)

 Texas Space Grant Consortium, (Spring 2006)

 Texas Space Grant Consortium, Fall 2006, Best Oral Presentation, (2006-2007)

 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage, Cape Canaveral Florida, (May 2006)

 New Investigator Recognition Award, Orthopaedic Research Society (1995)

 Dean James Marshall Robert Award for Leadership, (1989)

 Sigma Xi, (1991)

 Student Paper Award, Louisiana Engineering Society (1989)

 National Research Service Award (NRSA), National Institutes of Health (1995)

 Student Paper Presentation Award, Twelfth Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (1993)

 Alpha Eta Mu Beta, (1992)

 Nissam Nathan Cohen Memorial Award for Contributions to the Class, (1989)

Positions Held
 Director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, Brown School of Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX. (2013 - 2013)

 American Society of Engineering Education. (2009 - 2009)

 Member, Biomedical Engineering Society. (2013 - 2013)

 Member, American Society of Engineering Education. (2013 - 2013)

 Biomedical Engineering Society. (2008 - 2008)