The mission of the Department of Biomechanics is to apply principles of engineering and materials science to solve orthopedic problems by conducting basic and applied research that translates to the development of orthopedic devices and instrumentation aimed at improved patient care. The Department also provides education and training for students pursuing careers in orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering.
The Departmentís research, development, and educational programs are conducted in collaboration with the Hospitalís Orthopedic Services, the Musculoskeletal Integrity Program in the Hospitalís Research Division, and the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. The collaboration with the Sibley School is under the auspices of the Cornell-HSS Program in Biomechanics. The Department also houses the Mechanical and Material Assessment Core, part of the Hospitalís NIH-sponsored Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Core Center.
Timothy Wright, PhD
Director of Biomechanics