Caroline Brial joined the Biomechanics Research department as a Research Engineer in June 2013. Her main areas of research include knee joint simulation, arthroplasty implant retrieval studies, and bone mechanics. During her undergraduate and graduate education at Cornell University, Caroline worked in Professor van der Meulen’s lab where she gained experience in finite element modeling and analyzed microCT scans of fracture calluses. She also worked on a project team to design a patellar tendon autograft simulator. Caroline graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and in 2013 with a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.