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  • Doctoral and MS Applicants Sought in Biomechanics at TheUniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville

    The Biomechanics/Sports Medicine program at The University of Tennessee -
    Knoxville is currently seeking applicants for its PhD and MS programs.
    Potential applicants with a strong interest and background in biomechanics
    and/or engineering are encouraged to apply. Graduate students are funded
    through graduate teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships
    during their study at UT.

    Current research projects in the Biomechanics Laboratory focus on various
    aspects of the biomechanics of athletic footwear and medical orthoses,
    examination of lower extremity loading during dynamic movements, lower
    extremity injury mechanisms and prevention, gait mechanics following total
    joint replacement, gait retraining using real-time feedback, and core
    strength and stability. Research projects in the lab are funded by external
    and internal grants/contracts. The program has ongoing collaborations with
    industrial engineering, the athletics department, biomedical engineering,
    materials science and engineering, and animal science on campus, as well as
    physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and physicians off campus.

    The Biomechanics Laboratory is housed in a newly renovated facility of 3,000
    square feet with areas for subject preparation, warm-up, testing, data
    processing and analysis, and teaching. The lab is currently equipped with a
    6-camera 240 Hz VICON system with real-time capability, 2 AMTI force
    platforms, an 8-channel Noraxon EMG system, a plantar pressure insole and
    mat system, a treadmill and a Biodex unweighing system. The lab also
    possesses two 240 Hz digital video cameras and two 60 Hz video cameras, an
    APAS video analysis system, miniature accelerometers, electrogoniometers,
    and a variety of other devices. In addition, Cybex and Biodex isokinetic
    back testing systems and a stability platform are available. PC computer
    workstations linked through intranet/Internet with Visual3D, Vicon Polygon,
    Matlab, Labview, SPSS and SAS, and other commercial and customized
    biomechanics software are available for data collection, processing and
    analysis in the lab.

    Additional information may be found on the web:

    Potential applicants are encouraged to contact one of the faculty members:

    Songning Zhang, Ph.D.: (865) 974-4716,

    Clare Milner, Ph.D. (865) 974-7667,

    Songning Zhang, Ph.D., FACSM

    Associate Professor & Director
    Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Lab
    Department of Exercise, Sport and Leisure Studies
    The University of Tennessee
    1914 Andy Holt Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37996-2700
    (865)974-4716 (Voice)
    (865)974-8981 (FAX)