Hendrik J. Viljoen

Hendrik J. Viljoen.

Distinguished Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

211 Othmer Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-9318
  • Ph.D., University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1985
  • M.S., University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1981
  • B.S., University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1979

Research Interests
  • Modeling chondrogenesis
  • Modeling 3D bioreactor conditions
  • Fluid dynamic modeling
  • Agricultural implementation design

  • TerMaat; Joel, Whitney; Scott E., Viljoen; Hendrik J., Kreifels; Matthew R., Rapid thermocycler system for rapid amplification of nucleic acids and related methods, #9,737,891 (2017)
  • Termaat; Joel R., Viljoen; Hendrik J., Whitney; Scott E., Thermocycler and sample vessel for rapid amplification of DNA, #9,034,635 (2015)
  • Viljoen; Hendrik J., Whitney; Scott E., TerMaat; Joel R., Kreifels; Matthew R., Sample tube having particular utility for nucleic acid amplification, #8,889,086 (2014)
  • Viljoen; Hendrik J., Jooste; Barend R., Piezoelectric sensors/actuators for use in refractory environments, #6,057,628 (2000)

Professional Memberships
Selected Publications
  • Mark Nusterer, Jack Rauch, Hendrik J Viljoen, "Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Alginate Microtube Extrusion for Cell Culture Applications
    Biochemical Engineering Journal 177(2):108236 (2021).
  • Neety Sahu, April Miller, Hendrik J Viljoen, Anuradha Subramanian, "Continuous Low-Intensity Ultrasound Promotes Native-To-Native Cartilage Integration"
    Tissue Engineering Part A 25(21-22) (2019).
  • Neety Sahu, Hendrik J Viljoen, Anuradha Subramanian "Continuous low-intensity ultrasound attenuates IL-6 and TNFα-induced catabolic effects and repairs chondral fissures in bovine osteochondral explants"
    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 20(1):193 (2019).
  • Heather Newell, Hendrik J Viljoen, "Stability analysis of a thin film on a rotating cylinder with low airflow"
    Physics of Fluids 31(3):034106 (2019)
  • Qiang Li, Haishuang Lin, Jack Rauch, Loic P. Deleyrolle, Brent A. Reynolds, Hendrik J. Viljoen, Chi Zhang, Chi Zhang, Linxia Gu, Erika Van Wyk, Yuguo Lei, "Scalable Culturing of Primary Human Glioblastoma Tumor-Initiating Cells with a Cell-Friendly Culture System"
    Scientific Reports 8(1) (2018).
  • April Miller, Anuradha Subramanian, Hendrik J Viljoen, "Theoretically proposed optimal frequency for ultrasound induced cartilage restoration"
    Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 14(1) (2017)
  • April Miller, Abdoulkadri Chama, Tobias Louw, Anuradha Subramanian, Hendrik J Viljoen, "Frequency sensitive mechanism in low-intensity ultrasound enhanced bioeffects"
    PLoS ONE 12(8):e0181717 (2017).
  • April Miller, A. Subramanian, Hendrik J Viljoen, "A nonlinear model of cell interaction with an acoustic field"
    Journal of Biomechanics 56
  • Neety Sahu, Sanjukta Guha Thakurta, April Miller, Hendrik J Viljoen, Gaurav Budhiraja, Leonard Akert, Anuradha Subramanian, "Long-term culture of human mesenchymal stem cell-seeded constructs under ultrasound stimulation: Evaluation of chondrogenesis"
    Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express 2(5):055016
  • Clint Moody, Heather Newell, Hendrik J Viljoen, "FA Mathematical Model of Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Under Continuously Stirred Conditions"
    Biochemical Engineering Journal 112