Primary Faculty

Joel M. Bach

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Anthony Petrella

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Anne Silverman

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Xiaoli Zhang

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Affiliated Faculty

John Berger

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

William Hoff

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Kevin Moore

Professor, Electrical Engineering

Cynthia Norrgran

Teaching Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

John P.H. Steele

Emeritus Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Hua Wang

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Current Students

PhD 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

MS 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

Master of Science

  • Eric T. Hansen, ’04. “Development, Calibration, and Evaluation of a Telemetric Transducer for Patellofemoral Force Measurement in a Human Knee”
  • Kerry Jones, ’06.”Development of a Soft Tissue Analog for Use in Cadaveric Knee Brace Testing”
  • Katherine Peeke, ’07. “Study of Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty Around a Single Flexion Axis Evaluated for Helical and Conical Axes”
  • Tara N. Holz, ’07. “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, ’07. “Development of a Pelvic Reference Frame for Image-Guided Computer-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty”
  • Heather E. Hoops, ’07.”The Neruomuscular Response of the Lumbar Spine to Varying Rest Durations Between Cyclic Flexion Periods”
  • Anthony J. Babb, ’07. “A Comparative Study of the Anteroposterior, Cylindrical, Posterior Condylar, and Transepicondylar Axes for Femoral Implant Positioning in Total Knee Arthroplasty”
  • Kelly Desens, ’08. “In Vivo Prediction of Modular Component Sizing, Orientation, and Range of Motion, for Total Hip Arthroplasty”
  • Jennifer Smith, ’08. “A Simulation Study of Electromagnetic Coupling in a UHF Biotelemetry Link For An Artificial Hip Joint”
  • Kelli Huls, ’10. “Development of a Probabilistic Model of Lumbar Spine Biomechanics”
  • Jeff Armstrong, ’10. “A Generalized Model for Cross-Shear Wear in Total Joint Replacements”
  • Julie VanLaanen, “Validation of a Novel Algorithm to Predict Cross-Shear Wear in Total Joint Replacements” (in collaboration with U Nebraska Medical Center)
  • Daniel Chin, “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, ’12. “Whole-Body Angular Momentum During Walking on Stairs Using Passive and Powered Lower-Limb Prostheses”
  • Daniel Cano, ’13. “Miniaturization and Validation Testing of a Mechanically Variable Stiffness Device for Application in Prosthetic Joints” (in collaboration with Denver VA)
  • Matt Adams, ’14.“Multi-Scale Modeling and Analysis Via Surrogate Modeling Techniques for In Vivo Knee Loading Predictions”
  • Michelle Deem, ’14. “Effects of Muscle Weakness on Musculoskeletal Model Estimates of Metabolic Cost in Children with Cerebral Palsy”
  • Adam Yoder, ’14. “Low Back Biomechanics During Walking of Individuals With  a Lower-Limb Amputation”

Bachelor of Science

  • Lauren Sepp, ’14. “Development of Biomechanics Active Learning Modules for K-12 Outreach”

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 WaughPT, MAPT, ATP, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
  • Jason Wilken, Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center