F. Scott Gayzik

Associate Professor

F. Scott Gayzik


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences


Human Body Modeling for Injury Prediction / Prevention

Biomechanics of Trauma

Pulmonary Injury Biomechanics

Biomechanical Modeling of Aging


Dr. Gayzik is a Senior Research Associate at the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics.  In 2008, he completed his PhD from the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.  His dissertation work was focused on pulmonary injury biomechanics.  Scott continues to work at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center supporting numerous research initiatives through computational modeling and experimental research.  He currently leads the CIB’s involvement in the Integration Center of the Global Human Body Models Consortium project.


Gayzik, F.S., Moreno, D.P., Geer, C.P., Wuertzer, D.S., Martin, R.S., Stitzel, J.D., The development of full body geometrical data for finite element models: A multi-modality approach.  2010. Submitted to Clinical Anatomy.

Gayzik, F.S., Concurrent model optimization for development of an FEA-based injury metric for pulmonary contusion. 2010. Submitted to Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology.

Gayzik, F.S., Martin, R.S., Gabler, H.C., Hoth, J.J., Duma, S.M., Meredith, J.W., Stitzel, J.D., Characterization of crash induced thoracic loading resulting in pulmonary contusion. 2009.  J Trauma; 66(3): 840-9.

Gayzik, F.S., Yu, M., Danelson, K.A., Slice, D.E., Stitzel, J.D., Quantification of age-related change of the human rib cage through geometric morphometrics. 2008.  J Biomech; 41(7):1545-54.

Gayzik, F.S., Hoth, J.J., Daly, M.D., Meredith, J.W., Stitzel, J.D., A finite element-based injury metric for pulmonary contusion: Investigation of candidate metrics through correlation with computed tomography. 2007.  Stapp Car Crash Conference; 51: 189-209.

Gayzik, F.S., Bostom, O., Ortenwall, P., Duma, S.M., Stitzel, J.D., An experimental and computational study of blunt carotid artery injury.  2006. Assoc Adv of Automot Med; 50:13-32.

Gayzik, F.S., Loulou, T., Scott, E.P., Experimental validation of an inverse heat transfer algorithm for optimizing hyperthermia treatments. 2006.  Journal of Biomechanical Engineering; 128: 505-515.


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