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szhang79
02-13-2009, 07:11 AM
The Biomechanics program at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is
seeking one PhD student in Biomechanics for Fall, 2009. Doctoral
students are funded through teaching and/or research assistantship
during their study at UT with tuition waiver and health insurance
benefit. Students with a thesis in their master degree program in
Biomechanics, biomedical engineering, or related fields with a strong
background in biomechanics equipment, computer programming, and/or
muscle modeling are encouraged to apply.



Current research interests in the lab include 1) loading to lower
extremity during dynamic movements; 2) lower extremity injuries,
mechanisms, prevention and rehabilitation; 3) biomechanics of medical
orthoses and footwear; 4) examination of gait mechanics following total
joint replacement; and 5) gait retraining using real-time feedback. The
Biomechanics Laboratory is housed in a facility of 3,000 square feet for
subject preparation, warmup, and testing, data processing and analysis,
and teaching in biomechanics. The lab is currently equipped with a
7-camera VICON system and a 6-camera VICON system, 2 AMTI force
platforms, an 8-channel Noraxon EMG system, an RSscan plantar pressure
mat and insole system, an F-Scan plantar pressure system, a treadmill,
among other equipment and various kinds of software (Visual3D, Matlab,
SIMM, and various customized programs).



Additional information may be found on the web:



http://web.utk.edu/~sals/resources/biomechanics_laboratory.html



The Biomechanics program in a part of the Department of Exercise, Sport
and Leisure Studies. For more information about the department, please
visit the website:



http://web.utk.edu/~sals/default.html



Interested applicants should contact:





Songning Zhang, PhD & FACSM



Associate Professor and Director

Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Lab
Department of Exercise, Sport and Leisure Studies
The University of Tennessee
1914 Andy Holt Avenue, 340 HPER
Knoxville, TN 37996-2700
(865)974-4716 (Voice)
szhang@utk.edu