Washington University in St. Louis


Philip Bayly

Department Chair and Professor
The Lilyan and E. Lisle Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Bayly has been a member of the faculty at Washington University since 1993. In 1996, he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In 2004, he was awarded Engineering Professor of the Year.

From 1988 to 1990, Professor Bayly worked as an engineer for Pitney Bowes in Stamford, CT and for the Shriners Hospital in Springfield, MA.

Professor Bayly studies impact, vibration, wave motion, and instability in mechanical and biomedical systems. He uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the mechanics of brain injury and brain development. He also studies the nonlinear dynamic phenomena that underlie the oscillatory movements of cells and microorganisms.

Selected Publications

Y. Feng, T.M. Abney, R.J. Okamoto, R.B. Pless, G.M. Genin, P.V. Bayly. Relative brain displacement and deformation during constrained mild frontal head impact. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 2010 Dec 6; 7(53): 1677-88.

G. Xu, A.K. Knutsen, K. Dikranian, C.D. Kroenke, P.V. Bayly, L.A. Taber. Axons pull on the brain, but tension does not drive cortical folding. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2010. 132(7):071013. 

P. V. Bayly, B. L. Lewis, P. L. Kemp, R. B. Pless, S. K. Dutcher. Efficient spatiotemporal analysis of the flagellar waveform of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Cytoskeleton. 2010 67(1):56-69, 2009.

R. Namani, M.D. Wood, S.E. Sakiyama-Elbert, P.V. Bayly. Anisotropic mechanical properties of magnetically aligned fibrin gels measured by magnetic resonance elastography. Journal of Biomechanics, 42(13):2047-53. 2009.
Selected Research
Title: Mechanical Changes in the Developing Brain
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: NIH/NINDS (R21 EB005834)
Title: In Vivo Measurement of Brain Biomechanics
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: NIH/NINDS (R01 NS055951)
Title: Mechanics of Early Brain and Eye Development
Role: Co-investigator (PI: L.A. Taber)
Sponsor: NIH R01 NS070918       
Title: Functional, Structural and Genetic Characterization of Pediatric Ciliopathies
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Thomas Ferkol)
Sponsor: Children’s Discovery Institute       
Contact Philip Bayly
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1185
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Office Jolley Hall, Room 305
Phone (314) 935-6081
Fax (314) 935-4014
Email pvb@wustl.edu
Other Appt. Biomedical Engineering

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PhD, Duke University, 1993
MSc, Brown University, 1987
AB, Dartmouth College, 1986
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