Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The overarching goal of my research is to improve human health by enhancing the quality, longevity, and functional performance of orthopaedic implants and associated surgical instruments. My passion for applied and translational research drives most of my work towards the development of innovative technologies, devices, and test methodologies that provide new insight and clinically relevant solutions to current challenges in orthopaedic surgery. My core research interests encompass the areas of orthopaedic biomaterials and orthopaedic biomechanics. The specific focus of my biomaterials research is to characterize and engineer the biological and electrochemical interactions at the surface of metallic orthopaedic implants. The emphasis of my biomechanics research is to develop novel mechanical tests to evaluate the performance of hard and soft tissue repair techniques and devices used in orthopaedic surgery.