Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

BIOMECHANICS & NEURAL ENGINEERING

Directors: Terence McIff, Ph.D.

Biomechanics is the scientific discipline that studies biological systems, such as the human body, using the methods of Mechanical Engineering. The purpose is to create new and innovative approaches, advance fundamental concepts, and apply knowledge to the improvement of the mechanics of biological systems.

While biomechanics represents a broad area of research, from the design of dental implants to the understanding of fluid dynamics in the vascular system, the biomechanics research focus at KU is on the human musculoskeletal system.

Our mission is to provide a quality graduate research and educational experience with emphasis on understanding and analyzing the mechanics of the human body through experimental measurement, mathematical modeling and computer simulations. This effort includes studies of the mechanics of the whole-body as a system, a group of body parts as a sub-system, and an individual body part as a component.

While this program is firmly grounded on the techniques in mechanical engineering, the nature of the research is multidisciplinary. Collaborative research is being fostered among researchers in engineering, mathematics, the sciences and the KU Medical Center.

 

 

Track Faculty

Headshot of Arvin Agah
785-864-8821
1C Eaton Hall
Headshot of Jonathan Brumberg
785-864-1061
3001 Dole Human Development Center
  • Director, Bioengineering
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2994
3132 Learned Hall
  • Track Co-Director, Biomedical Product Design & Development
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2104
3134 Learned Hall
Headshot of Kostas Kokkinakis
785-864-4467
3027 Dole Human Development Center
913-588-4565
KUMC
785-864-2993
3135B Learned Hall
785-864-2985
3116 Learned Hall
  • Track Director, Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
  • James R. Neff/John and Harriet Wiebe Chair of Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • Director, Orthopedic Biomechanical and Bioengineering Laboratories
913-588-0069
G013 Wahl Hall West, KUMC
Headshot of Anil Misra
785-864-1750
5102C Learned Hall
Randy Nudo, Ph.D.
913-588-1247
220K Landon Center on Aging, KUMC
Headshot of Suzanne Shontz
  • Track Director, Computational Bioengineering
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
785-864-8816
2001 Eaton Hall
Sara Wilson, Ph.D.
  • Track Co-Director, Biomedical Product Design & Development
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2103
3141 Learned Hall
Headshot of Charlie Zheng
785-864-2904
2118C Learned Hall