Heidi Ploeg, P.Eng.

Associate Professor

Heidi Ploeg headshot

McLaughlin Hall, Room 303B 

Kingston, ON K7L3N6

Canada

Phone: 613-533-6000 x74893
Email: heidi.ploeg@queensu.ca 

QFEAS Chair for Women in Engineering

https://engineering.queensu.ca/women-in-engineering

Courses

  • APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice
  • MECH 333 Gender, Engineering, and Technology
  • MECH 829 Tissue Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics, Bone Mechanics, Mechanobiology, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Fatigue, Design of Biomedical Devices, Engineering Design Curriculum Content. 

https://vimeo.com/344121072 

Publications

  • Collins C.J., Yang B., Crenshaw T.D., Ploeg H., Evaluation of experimental, analytical, computation methods to determine long-bone bending stiffness, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.104253, Open Access
  • Winsor C., Li X., Qasim M., Henak C.R., Pickhardt P., Ploeg H., Viceconti M., Evaluation of an objective method for selecting patient tissues to derive equivalent density calibration for use in femur strength prediction, Bone, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2020.115759, Open Access
  • Yang B., Irastorza-Landa A., Heuberger P., Ploeg H., Effect of insertion factors on dental implant insertion torque/energy – experimental results, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 103995, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103995
  • Goodman S.B., Wimmer M.A., Ploeg H., Editorial: Recent advances in total joint replacement, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/jor.24734
  • Kim S., Bishop A., Squire M., Rose W., Ploeg H., Mechanical, elution, and antibacterial properties of Simplex bone cement loaded with vancomycin, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 103:103558, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2019.103588
  • Chesler N., Fratta D., Harris E., Pferdehirt W., Ploeg H., Vanveen B., Reducing bias and improving benefit in evaluation of teaching, American Society of Engineering Education, 2019. https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/140/papers/25358/view.
  • Thorp J.E., Adamczyck P.G., Ploeg H., Pickett K.A., Monitoring motor symptoms during activities of daily living in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: a review, Frontiers in Neurology, Movement Disorders, Frontiers in Neurology, Movement Disorders 9:1036, 2018. DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2018.01036, PMID: 30619024
  • Collins C.J., Boyer M., Crenshaw T.D., Ploeg H., Design of a surrogate for evaluation of methods to predict bone bending stiffness, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 88:346-351, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.08.046, PMID 30199837
  • Bishop A., Kim S., Squire M., Rose W., Ploeg H., Vancomycin elution, activity and impact on mechanical properties when incorporated into orthopedic bone cement, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 87:80-86, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.06.033, PMID: 30048880
  • Bishop A., Kim S., Squire M., Rose W., Ploeg H., Vancomycin elution, activity and impact on mechanical properties when incorporated into orthopedic bone cement, Data in Brief 20:14-19, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.07.028, PMID: 30101160, Open Access
  • Mitchell J., Bishop A., Feng Y., Farley D., Ploeg H., Hetzel S., Nguyen J., Noonan K.J., Residual equinus after the Ponseti method: an MRI based - three-dimensional analysis, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 38(5):e271-e277, 2018. DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001147
  • Ploeg H., Au A.G., Aiyangar A.K., Yamdagni N., Biegler K.K., Squire M.W., Illgen R.L., Preclinical analysis to assess aseptic loosening of orthopaedic implants, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Gefen A. and Weihs D. (eds.), Spring International Publishing AG, pp. 129-143, 2018. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-59764-515
  • Feng Y., Bishop A., Farley D., Mitchel J., Noonan K., Qian X., Ploeg H., Statistical shape modelling to analyse the talus in paediatric clubfoot, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Gefen A. and Weihs D. (eds.), Spring International Publishing AG, pp. 235-243, 2018. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-59764-529

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https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3317-7817 

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