Department of Biomechanics

Carl Imhauser, PhD

Dr. Imhauser is an Assistan Scientist in the Biomechanics Department at HSS. He completed doctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University in 2004. After a post-doctoral fellowship at The Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics in Ulm, Germany, he joined the Biomechanics Department as a post-doctoral fellow in 2006. Subsequently, he was awarded an NIH-sponsored KL2 training fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research through the Clinical and Translational Science Center at Weill Medical College. After completing this fellowship in 2009, he joined the Biomechanics department staff. In 2013, he was promoted to his current position of Assistant Professor of Applied Biomechanics in Orthopedic Surgery.

Research in Dr. Imhauser’s group focuses on the mechanics of human joints including the knee, and foot and ankle. The over-arching thrust of this work is to better understand mechanical factors associated with onset and progression of osteoarthritis following joint injury, and the ability of surgical treatment to restore joint biomechanics and potentially delay progression of this disease. Experimental robotics, computational mechanics, clinical research and animal models are used to this end in collaboration with clinical faculty in the Arthroplasty, Foot and Ankle, and Sports Medicine and Shoulder services at HSS.

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