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PhD student position in Biomechanics at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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  • PhD student position in Biomechanics at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    The Biomechanics program at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is seeking applicants to our doctoral program in Biomechanics for Fall, 2012. The doctoral students in the program 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, Kinesiology, biomedical engineering, or related fields with a strong background in experimental biomechanics, and/or computer programming and muscle modeling are encouraged to apply.

    Current research interests in the lab include injury mechanisms and prevention of lower extremity, knee osteoarthritis, knee and ACL injury, biomechanical functions of athletic footwear and medical orthoses, overuse injury in runners, and human performance mechanisms.

    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 two VICON systems (9- and 6-camera systems), 3 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 about the lab and faculty may be found on the web:

    Biomechanics Program:

    Interested applicants should contact:

    Songning Zhang, Ph.D., FACSM

    Director, Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Lab
    Associate Editor, Journal of Sport and Health Science
    Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies
    College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
    The University of Tennessee
    1914 Andy Holt Avenue, 340 HPER
    Knoxville, TN 37996-2700
    (865)974-4716 (Voice)
    (865)974-8981 (FAX)