Luc Mongeau

Title: 
Professor
Academic title(s): 

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) Voice Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Luc Mongeau
Contact Information
Address: 

Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 458

Email address: 
luc.mongeau [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-5869
514-398-2777
Degree(s): 

Ph.D., Acoustics, Pennsylvania State University
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, École Polytechnique of Montreal
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, École Polytechnique of Montreal

Courses: 

MECH 201: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (2 credits)

MECH 220: Mechanics 2 (4 Credits)

MECH 315: Mechanics 3 (4 Credits)

MECH 412: System Dynamics and Control (3 Credits)

MECH 463D1 Design 3: Mech Eng Project (3 Credits)

MECH 510: Engineering Acoustics (3 Credits)

Research areas: 
Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Bioengineering
Vibrations, Acoustics, and Fluid-Structure
Selected publications: 
  • Heris, H.K., Daoud, J., Sheibani, S., Vali, H., Tabrizian, M., and Mongeau, L., “Investigation of the viability, adhesion, and migration of human fibroblasts in a hyaluronic acid/gelatin microgel-reinforced composite hydrogel vocal fold tissue regeneration,” Advanced Healthcare Materials, Vol. 5, pp. 255-265, 2016. Doi: 10.1002/adhm.201500370.
  • Miri, A.K., Chen, L.X., Mongrain, R., and Mongeau, L., “Fracture toughness of vocal fold tissue: a preliminary study,” J. Voice, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 251-254, 2016. Doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2015.05.004.
  • Latifi, N., Heris, H.K., Thomson, S.L., Taher, R., Kazemirad, S., Sheibani, S., Li-Jessen, N.Y.K., Vali, H., and Mongeau, L., “A Flow Perfusion Bioreactor System for Vocal Fold Tissue Engineering Applications,” Tissue Engineering, Part C: Methods, Vol. 22, No. 9, pp. 822-838, 2016.
  • Amiri, S., Taher, R., and Mongeau, L., “Quantitative visualization of temperature field and measurement of local heat transfer coefficient over heat exchanger elements in sinusoidal oscillating flow,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 85, pp. 22-36, 2017.
  • Alrasheed, A.S., Nguyen, L.H., Mongeau, L., Funnell, W.R.J., and Tewfik, M.A., “Development and validation of a 3D-printed model of the ostiomeatal complex and frontal sinus for endoscopic sinus surgery training,” International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, Vol. 7, No. 8, pp. 837-841, 2017.
  • Asgari, M., Latifi N., Heris, H. K., Vali, H., and Mongeau, L., “In Vitro Fibrillogenesis of Tropocollagen type III in collagen type I affects its relative fibrillar topology and mechanics,” Scientific reports, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 1392-, 2017.
  • Seekhao, N., JaJa, J., Mongeau, L., and Li-Jessen, N.Y.K., “In Situ Visualization for 3D Agent-Based Vocal Fold Inflammation and Repair Simulation,” Supercomputing frontiers and innovations, Vol. 4, No.3, pp. 68-, 2017.
  • Latifi N., Asgari, M., Vali, H., and Mongeau, L. “A tissue-mimetic nano-fibrillar hybrid injectable hydrogel based on collagen type III, collagen type I and glycol-chitosan for soft tissue engineering,” Scientific reports, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1047-, 2018.
  • Najafiyazdi, M., Mongeau, L., and Nadarajah, S., “Low-Dissipation Low-Dispersion Explicit Taylor-Galerkin Schemes from the Runge-Kutta Kernels,” Int. J. Aeroacoustics., Vol. 17, Nos 1-2, pp. 88-113, 2018.
  • Seekhao, N., Shung, C., JaJa, J., Mongeau, L., and Li-Jessen, N.Y.K., “High-Performance Agent-based Modeling Applied to Vocal Fold Inflammation and Repair,” Frontiers in Physiology, Vol. 9, No. 304, 2018. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00304.
  • Zhengdong Lei, Evan Kennedy, Laura Fasanella, Nicole Yee-Key Li-Jessen and Luc Mongeau, “Discrimination between Modal, Breathy and Pressed Voice for Single Vowels Using Neck-Surface Vibration Signals,” J. Appl. Sciences, 9(7), 1505, 2019. doi:10.3390/app9071505
  • Ravanbakhsh, H., Bao, G., Latifi, N., and Mongeau, L., “Functionalized carbon nanotube-based composite hydrogels for vocal fold tissue engineering: Biocompatibility, Injectability, and Swelling,” Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 103, paper 109861. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2019.109861.
  • Chen, L.C., Coulombe, M., Barthelat, F., and Mongeau, L., “Investigation of surgical adhesives for vocal fold wound closure,” Laryngoscope, in press, https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.27769.
  • Kazarine, A., Kolosova, K., Gopal, A., Wang, H., Tahara, R., Rammal, A., Kost, K., Li-Jessen, N.Y.K., Mongeau, L., and Wiseman, P.W., “Multimodal Virtual Histology of Rabbit Vocal Folds by Nonlinear Microscopy and Nano Computed Tomography,” Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 1151-1164, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.10.001151.

For a more complete list, see Publications.

Current research: 
  • NIH 5R01DC005788-11: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND EVALUATION OF IMPLANTS FOR VOCAL FOLD ALTERATION AND RECONSTRUCTION (Mongeau, PI)
  • NIH 1R01DC014461-01A1: A HYDROGEL-BASED CELLULAR MODEL OF THE HUMAN VOCAL FOLD (Jia, PI)
  • Exa Corporation: Direct numerical simulations of flows through lobed mixers using lattice gas methods
Areas of interest: 

Primary Research Theme: Biomechanics
Secondary Research Theme: Aeroacoustics
Facility: Biomechanics Laboratory

Biomechanics
Investigation of the fundamental aerodynamic mechanisms of voice production using dynamic physical models and numerical simulations (i.e., computational fluid dynamics).  Multi-scale constitutive models of the mechanical properties of the vocal fold lamina propria, and surrounding tissues.  Hydration and porosity of soft tissues.

Tissue Engineering
Tissue engineering of the human vocal folds.  Phonomimetic bioreactor for the study of lamina propria reconstruction in a replica of the human larynx.  Investigations of hydrogel scaffolds for tissue engineering of soft tissues.  Mechanical properties of hydrogels, collagen fibers and chitosan gels.  Cell motility. Composite scaffold materials.

Aeroacoustics
Computational Aeroacoustics, Lattice Boltzman Method, LES, Explicit filtering methods.
Mongeau Research Group Website

Group: 
Biomechanics
Office: 
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 458
Specialization: 

Biomechanics
Investigation of the fundamental aerodynamic mechanisms of voice production using dynamic physical models and numerical simulations (i.e., computational fluid dynamics).  Multi-scale constitutive models of the mechanical properties of the vocal fold lamina propria, and surrounding tissues.  Hydration and porosity of soft tissues.

Tissue Engineering
Tissue engineering of the human vocal folds.  Phonomimetic bioreactor for the study of lamina propria reconstruction in a replica of the human larynx.  Investigations of hydrogel scaffolds for tissue engineering of soft tissues.  Mechanical properties of hydrogels, collagen fibers and chitosan gels.  Cell motility. Composite scaffold materials.

Aeroacoustics
Computational Aeroacoustics, Lattice Boltzman Method, LES, Explicit filtering methods.

Projects: 

NIH 5R01DC005788-11: Design, construction, and evaluation of implants for vocal fold alteration and reconstruction (Mongeau, PI).
NIH 1R01DC014461-01A1: A hydrogel-based cellular model of the human vocal fold (Jia, PI).
Exa Corporation: Direct numerical simulations of flows through lobed mixers using lattice gas methods.

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