Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary research area that utilizes engineering methods to solve medical problems. Approaches include conducting physical experiments, creating mathematical models, scouring existing literature, forming hypothesis, and making sense of research finding. While biomedical engineering can cover a wide range of topic areas, our work focuses on biomechanics of human movement, neuromuscular control, characterization of biological tissues, injury biomechanics, and the design of medical devices.

NSF/FDA Scholar in Residence

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the portion of the government responsible for regulating medical devices sold in the USA. In addition to approving new devices for sale, they also conduct research to support medical device development to promote human health.