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Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 2027 ERF

Lab Location: 1032 ERF

Laboratory: Biomechanics Research Laboratory

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati

M.S., Aerospace and Applied Mechanics
University of Cincinnati

B.S., Computer Science, Engineering
University of Cincinnati

The Biomechanics Research Laboratory’s objective is to become a global leader in the field of biomechanics by developing new surgical techniques and tools, providing deeper insight into the mechanical workings of the body, and ultimately im-proving the lives of patients. The primary area of interest for biomechanics lab is in applying the use miniature sensors to design new intelligent tools that enhance the precision of orthopedic surgery. Current research has taken real time readings inside cadaver knees, hips, spines, and hands. Advanced modeling techniques are then used to model the joints. Additional interests include human body vibration, the mechanics of lifting, biomechanics of the spine, and finger pulley systems. Other research includes advanced seat suspension design to minimize human body vibration, active vibration control and real time diagnosis of vehicle passenger interface, applications of time variant constraint conditions to flexible multi-body systems and optimum motion.

Professor, Department of Bioengineering

Adjunct Professor, Orthopedics Department, College of Medicine

University Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005

Fellow of the ASME, 2005

Membre Titulaire of the World Academy of Biomedical Technologies at UNESCO, Paris France, April 2004

Vice President of Biomint/Unesco. Micro and Nanotechnology. Applications to Medicine. June 2003-Present

Faculty Research Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering, 2003

NATO Collaborative Research Award, July 1995-1997

Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, October, 1994

Recipient of the G-7 Summit Fellowship for 1993-94 Academic Year

Visiting Scientist, NASA-Lewis Center. (Recipient of the ICOMP Faculty visiting consultant award.) March 1989

DOE Fellowship, Summer Faculty Program at Argonne National Laboratory, 1987

National Academy of Sciences award, Grenoble, France

Outstanding Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering University of Cincinnati 1983-84

Editorialship-
Journal of Healthcare and Technology : Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
International Congress on Sports Dynamics
Mechanics of Structures and Machine
ASME Vehicle Design Committee