Director: David Jamison, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Focus: Experimental and computational techniques to investigate mechanics and degeneration of joints, including effects of impact loading, creep and tissue regeneration modalities.
- Mechanical response of the lumbar intervertebral disc to impact loading conditions.
- Failure/injury mechanisms of the lumbar intervertebral disc due to impact loading.
- Mechanical characterization of injectable polymers for intervertebral disc regeneration.