Faculty

Center Director

Prof Wang

Liyun Wang, Ph.D.

Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: Bone biomechanics, mechanobiology

Our expert faculty specialize several research focus areas, including:

  • biomaterials
  • bone biomechanics
  • cartilage biomechanics
  • cell mechanics
  • gait analysis
  • mechanobiology
  • musculoskeletal pathology
  • osteoarthritis
  • prosthetics
  • rehabilitation
  • robotics
  • tissue engineering

Faculty Members

Suresh G. Advani, Ph.D.
George W. Laird Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Research area: Orthopedic biomechanics

Michael Axe, M.D.
Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic Surgeon, First State Orthopaedics
Research area: rehabilitation and surgery

Stuart Binder-Macleod, Ph.D., PT
Edward L. Ratledge Professor & Associate Deputy Provost for Clinical and Translational Research
Physical Therapy, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: rehabilitation

Thomas S. Buchanan, Ph.D.
Director, Delaware Rehabilitation Institute
George W. Laird Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: rehabilitation and modeling

Jenni Buckley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Research area: Orthopedic biomechanics

David Burris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Research area: Orthopedic biomechanics, lubrication

Huantian Cao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Fashion and Apparel Studies
Co-Director, Sustainable Apparel Initiative
Research area: human performance

Randall L. Duncan, Ph.D.
Professor
Biological Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: Cell mechanics, mechanotransduction

Dawn Elliott, Ph.D.
Director, Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: tissue biomechanics

James C. Galloway, Ph.D., PT
Professor
Physical Therapy, Psychology, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: pediatric rehabilitation

James L. Glancey, Ph.D., PE
Professor
Bioresources Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Research area: biomechanics design

Gregory Hicks, PT, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Professor
Physical Therapy, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Director, Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy (ADaPT)
Research area: rehabilitation, back pain

Jill Higginson, Ph.D.
Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Associate Director, Biomedical Engineering
Research area: rehabilitation and modeling

Xinqiao Jia, Ph.D.
Professor
Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Research area: mechanically responsive biomaterials, tissue engineering

Michael Keefe, Ph.D., PE
Associate Professor, Associate Chairman for Undergraduate Education
Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Research area: orthopedic biomechanics

Catherine Kirn-Safran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: cell and tissue biology and biomechanics

April Kloxin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Research area: orthopedic tissue engineering, biomaterials, cancer

Samuel Lee, PT, MPT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Physical Therapy, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: pediatric mobility

X. Lucas Lu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: Post-traumatic OA, cartilage biomechanics, mechanobiology

Kurt Manal, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: rehabilitation and modeling

Freeman Miller, M.D.
Co-Director of Cerebral Palsy Program
A. I. duPont Institute
Research area: orthopedics and surgery

Christopher M. Modlesky, Ph.D.
Professor
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Research area: Exercise, nutrition and tissue (bone, muscle and adipose) development

Anja Nohe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering
Research area: cell and molecular biology

Yvonne Ou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mathematical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering
Research area: Orthopedics and modeling

Ioannis Poulakakis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Research area: Robotics and rehabilitation

Ajay K. Prasad, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Research area: biofluid mechanics

Christopher Price, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: orthopedic biomechanics, osteoarthritis

Darcy Reisman, Ph.D., PT
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Academic Director of Neurologic & Older Adult Clinic
Research area: rehabilitation

James G. Richards, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Professor, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Research area: biomechanics and modeling

Todd Royer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Research area: biomechanics, gait, osteoarthritis

Michael H. Santare, Ph.D.
Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics and Movement Science,
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: orthopedic biomechanics, fracture, modeling

Erica Selva, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
Research area: molecular biology

Fabrizio Sergi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: robotics

Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ATC, SCS, Sc.D., FAPTA
Alumni Distinguished Professor, Physical Therapy
Professor, Biomechanics and Movement Science
Biomedical Engineering
Research area: rehabilitation, osteoarthritis

Steven Stanhope, Ph.D.
Professor
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomechanics and Movement Science, Biomedical Medical
Director BADER Consortium
Research area: rehabilitation, amputation, prosthetics, orthotics, gait analysis

C. Buz Swanik, Ph.D., ATC
Professor
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Biomechanics and Movement Science
Research area: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Injurie, Musculoskeletal Pathology