Dr. Kevin Shelburne

Dr. Kevin Shelburne

Senior Research Scientist

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

kevin.shelburne@du.edu | ECS 563 | 303-871-6435

Academic Title

PhD, University of Texas in Austin


Dr. Shelburne received his bachelors and masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He then worked as a Flight Crew Systems Engineer at McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company, Houston, Texas, where he designed and tested assembly and servicing tasks and robotics systems for the International Space Station. Kevin completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in May 1997. The focus of his dissertation was the computer modeling and analysis of the normal and reconstructed knee joint. Following his dissertation, Kevin worked for Lockheed Martin Space Systems in the design of new satellite launch vehicles. In 2000, he joined the Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the Steadman-Hawkins Research Foundation, as Assistant Director. In 2002, Kevin was awarded the Journal of Biomechanics Award from the World Congress of Biomechanics. In 2010, Kevin began work as a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Denver, in the department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Dr. Shelburne is the author of numerous articles regarding the modeling and simulation of the human musculoskeletal system, and the measurement of joint mechanics using advanced x-ray techniques. He is a current member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Orthopaedic Research Society. Kevin is also Affiliate Faculty at Colorado State University in the department of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Kevin’s hobbies include mountaineering, cycling, photography, skiing, and fishing.