graduate studies emphasis of biomechanics and biomaterials in orthopaedics
was recently initiated at the University
of Notre Dame in the Department
of Aerospace and Mechanical
Engineering. Funding through the 21st
Century Fund of the State of Indiana and partnership with local
orthopaedics industry provided an initial foundation for growth
of this research area at Notre Dame. Three new faculty have been
hired within the last few years.
students can expect research projects on the cutting edges of the
interfaces between mechanics, materials, medicine and biology.
Through projects in both fundamental and applied research students
will learn various aspects of experimental and theoretical solid
mechanics, manufacturing, materials science, tribology, biomedical
imaging, and design, among others. Furthermore, departmental, institutional,
and industrial collaborations will provide a broad and rich training