Engineering & Computer Science Building, 2155 E. Wesley Ave. Denver, CO 80208
What I do
I specialize in the design, development, and evaluation of new medical devices and surgical techniques with a focus on total joint replacement. I conduct research using specialized experimental and computational methods to better understand how the performance of joint replacement can be maximized to improve outcomes for patients receiving these devices.
Total Joint Replacement
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Denver, I spent seven years working for a major medical device company developing new total knee and hip replacement technology. Now at the University of Denver, I leverage the lessons I learned developing medical devices to conduct research that will lead to improved outcomes for patients with total joint replacement. I have a particular research interests in developing improved experimental and computational tools to evaluate orthopaedic medical devices and development of patient movement tracking technology that can be deployed outside the lab to better characterize the performance of patients with osteoarthritis and joint replacement. I also have an interest in entrepreneurship and supporting medical device start-ups to enable the transition of ideas from our research into products that can truly impact patients lives.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2009
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2005
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2002
Orthopaedic Research Society
My lab has several ongoing research projects, ranging from biomechanical evaluation of new total joint replacement devices and surgical techniques in the knee and hip to measuring in vivo patient movement quality using inertial measurement units and machine learning algorithms.
Improved Treatment of Joint Infection in Total Knee Arthroplasty
A Lower Extremity Neuromusculoskeletal Human Simulator: Addressing Multiscale Challenges
Evaluation of peri prosthetic femoral fixation
Computational evaluation of TKR stability using feedback-controlled compressive loading. (2018). Computational evaluation of TKR stability using feedback-controlled compressive loading. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 36, 1901-1909.
How can we use computational modeling to improve TKA? Modeling Stability and Mobility in the Implanted Knee. (2017). How can we use computational modeling to improve TKA? Modeling Stability and Mobility in the Implanted Knee. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 25, s33-s39.
Loading and kinematic profiles for patellofemoral durability testing. (2018). Loading and kinematic profiles for patellofemoral durability testing. Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials , 86, 305-313.
Mechanical Testing of knee implants. (2017). Mechanical Testing of knee implants. In Mechanical Testing of Orthopaedic Implants (1st ed.). Sawston, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing.
Validation of model-predicted tibial tray micromotion in cementless total knee replacement during activities of daily living. (2018). Validation of model-predicted tibial tray micromotion in cementless total knee replacement during activities of daily living. Journal of Biomechanics, 77, 115-123.