We offer both a Master of Science and a PhD. There are currently 14 research faculty who specialize in a range of topics in biomechanics including motor learning and control, nonlinear dynamics, human and animal movement variability, aging, prosthetic and assistive device development, cardiovascular biomechanics, exoskeletons, exosuits, bioinspired robotics, rehabilitative biomechanics in patient populations, such as stroke, peripheral arterial disease, Parkinson’s disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Total Knee Arthroplasty, diabetes, and many others.
Qualified applicants must meet admission requirements for the desired degree program and be admitted into the program before being eligible for an assistantship.
Our Faculty Mentors
Dr. Nick Stergiou: Human movement variability, nonlinear dynamics, fractals and mathematical chaos in human movement, motor control, gait biomechanics, movement related pathologies
Dr. Carolin Curtze: Functional mobility, fall prevention, new technologies
Dr. Anastasia Desyatova: Cardiovascular biomechanics, computational modelling, device development, vascular mechanobiomechanics
Dr. Nate Hunt: Bioinspired robotics, cognitive/biomechanical modeling, animal biomechanics, human movement
Dr. Alexey Kamenskiy: Cardiovascular biomechanics, computational modelling, device development, vascular mechanobiomechanics
Dr. Brian Knarr: Gait rehabilitation, injury prevention, computer simulation, device development, secondary osteoarthritis after total knee arthroplasty, upper and lower limb rehabilitation after stroke
Dr. Philippe Malcolm: Exoskeletons for walking, running footwear, sports biomechanics, biomechanics and energetics of gait with special focus on dynamic interaction with wearable devices and the environment, measurement techniques for energy expenditure, exoskeleton optimization, and footwear biomechanics.
Dr. Kaspars Maleckis: Cardiovascular biomechanics, computational modelling, device development, vascular mechanobiomechanics
Dr. Vivien Marmelat: optimal external stimulations preserving the fractal fluctuations of stride-time series, fractal-tempo RAS with patients suffering of movement disorders, potential relevance of fractal analysis to detect early changes in pathological movement dynamics
Dr. Mukul Mukherjee: Motor control and learning in healthy and neuropathological populations, rehabilitation robotics, effect of visual perception on locomotor adaptation
Dr. Sara Myers: Human movement variability, gait biomechanics, rehabilitation, aging and cognition, movement related pathologies
Dr. Kota Takahashi: Rehabilitation engineering, clinical gait analysis, muscle-tendon dynamics, biomechanics of wearable devices such as prosthetics, orthotics, and shoe wear.
Dr. Jenna Yentes: Rehabilitation and functional outcomes in pathology, gait biomechanics, human movement variability, coupling of biological rhythms
Dr. Jorge Zuniga: Development of low-cost 3D printed prosthetics Cyborg Beast, orthotic and assistive devices for children
If you wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship through the Department of Biomechanics, you may search for open positions here. The listing will read "Graduate Assistant – Biomechanics." This application is in addition to the application required for the entrance into the graduate program.
Master's applicants are encouraged to submit all application materials for the degree program by March 1st to be considered for a graduate assistantship.
Doctoral applicants should work with their faculty mentor to apply.