Primary Faculty

Joel M. Bach, Ph.D. Joel M. Bach, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ozkan Celik, Ph.D. Ozkan Celik, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Anthony J. Petrella, Ph.D. Anthony J. Petrella, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Anne Silverman, Ph.D. Anne Silverman, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Xiaoli Zhang, Ph.D. Xiaoli Zhang, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Affiliated Faculty

John Berger, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Jered Dean, Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

William Hoff, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Kevin Moore, Dean, College of Engineering and Computational Sciences

Cynthi Norrgran, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

John Steele, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Cameron Turner, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Hua Wang, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Current Students

Ph.D. candidates

Jeff Armstrong, “A Computational Model to Predict Dexterous Hand Movements from Sparse Muscle Activation Data” (in collaboration with Denver VA)

J. Quinn Campbell, “Computational Modeling for Population-Based Evaluation of Spine Procedures” (in collaboration with Panorama Orthopaedics)

Anton Filatov

Songpo Li

Rui Liu

Nathan Pickle, "Muscle Function During Sloped Walking: Effects of Using a Powered Ankle-Foot Prosthesis”

M. Hossein Saadatzi

M.S. candidates

Brendan Casias

Amy Hegarty, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. “The Effects of Physical Therapy on Individual Muscle Force Production and Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy”

Jeremy Webb

Undergraduate Research Fellows

Rima Baliga, “Musculoskeletal Modeling of Child Amputees who have Undergone Rotationplasty”

Trey Hulbert, “Development of a Method to Scale Muscle Strength for Biomechanical Analyses of Children with Cerebral Palsy”

Devin Jorstad,

Spencer Tryba

Undergraduate Student Researchers

Jeremy F. Guiley

Yejin (Jenny) Lee

David C. Long

Mitchell McCarty

Andre Montes

Barath Murali

Emily Schroeder, “Assessment of Arm Motion During Uphill and Downhill Walking”


Former Students

Eric T. Hansen, M.S. (2004). "Development, Calibration, and Evaluation of a Telemetric Transducer for Patellofemoral Force Measurement in a Human Knee"

Kerry Jones, M.S. (2006),."Development of a Soft Tissue Analog for Use in Cadaveric Knee Brace Testing"

Katherine Peeke, M.S. (2007). "Study of Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty Around a Single Flexion Axis Evaluated for Helical and Conical Axes"

Tara N. Holz, M.S. (2007). "The Extensor Mechanism, Patellofermoral Contact Mechanics, and Kinematics of the Knee in Four Conditions; Healty, ACL Deficient, Implanted PCL Sparing and Sacrificing."

Sara L. Lewandowski, M.S. (2007). "Development of a Pelvic Reference Frame for Image-Guided Computer-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty"

Heather E. Hoops, M.S. (2007)."The Neruomuscular Response of the Lumbar Spine to Varying Rest Durations Between Cyclic Flexion Periods"

Anthony J. Babb, M.S. (2007). "A Comparative Study of the Anteroposterior, Cylindrical, Posterior Condylar, and Transepicondylar Axes for Femoral Implant Positioning in Total Knee Arthroplasty"

Kelly Desens, M.S. (2008). "In Vivo Prediction of Modular Component Sizing, Orientation, and Range of Motion, for Total Hip Arthroplasty"

Jennifer Smith, M.S. (2008). "A Simulation Study of Electromagnetic Coupling in a UHF Biotelemetry Link For An Artificial Hip Joint"

Kelli Huls, M.S. (2010). “Development of a Probabilistic Model of Lumbar Spine Biomechanics”

Jeff Armstrong, M.S. (2010). “A Generalized Model for Cross-Shear Wear in Total Joint Replacements”

Julie VanLaanen, M.S. (). “Validation of a Novel Algorithm to Predict Cross-Shear Wear in Total Joint Replacements” (in collaboration with U Nebraska Medical Center)

Daniel Chin, M.S. (). “Development of a Novel, Multi-Scale Biomechanical Model to Reduce Low Back Pain Among Lower Limb Amputees” (in collaboration with Denver VA and UCD)

Nathan Pickle, M.S. (2012). "Whole-Body Angular Momentum During Walking on Stairs Using Passive and Powered Lower-Limb Prostheses”

Daniel Cano, M.S. (2013). “Miniaturization and Validation Testing of a Mechanically Variable Stiffness Device for Application in Prosthetic Joints” (in collaboration with Denver VA)

Matt Adams, M.S. (2014).“Multi-Scale Modeling and Analysis Via Surrogate Modeling Techniques for In Vivo Knee Loading Predictions”

Michelle Deem, M.S. (2014). “Effects of Muscle Weakness on Musculoskeletal Model Estimates of Metabolic Cost in Children with Cerebral Palsy”

Lauren Sepp, B.S. (2014). “Development of Biomechanics Active Learning Modules for K-12 Outreach”

Adam Yoder, M.S. (2014). "Low Back Biomechanics During Walking of Individuals With  a Lower-Limb Amputation”

Research Collaborators

Amit Agarwala, M.D., Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

Bradley Davidson, Ph.D. University of Denver

Dr. Kim Fernando, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

Deanna Gates, University of Michigan

Romano Giannetti, Ph.D, Universidad Pontificia Comillas,

Alena Grabowski, University of Colorado - Boulder

Travis Heare, University of Colorado - Denver, Children's Hospital Colorado

Adam Hebb, Colorado Neurological Institute

Dr. Wilians Heinric,Geisinger Medical Center

Max Kurz, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Carl Nelson, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Mark Rentschler, University of Colorado Boulder

Paul Rullkoetter, Ph.D., University of Denver, Computational Biomechanics Lab

Jeremy Smith, University of Northern Colorado

Ryan Stephenson, D.O., Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, Department of Veterans Affairs

Kelly Waugh, PT, MAPT, ATP, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

Jason Wilken, Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center



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