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PhD student position, Biomechanics and computational modeling, Worcester Polytechnic

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  • PhD student position, Biomechanics and computational modeling, Worcester Polytechnic

    The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory is looking for a PhD student to join our lab in the Fall of 2020! Our lab is housed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. WPI is a private technical University with a focus on project-based learning and individual student success. Our lab researches problems related to skeletal health and disease, with a particular focus on the interactions between physical activity, in vivo skeletal loading, and bone strength. We work with many physician-collaborators on both healthy and clinical populations (e.g. spinal cord injury, injured runners, etc.) Our laboratory is a leader in quantitative computed tomography analysis and patient-specific finite element modeling to evaluate bone mechanics. Our laboratory website is here:

    To get an idea of the sorts of problems our lab addresses, please see Dr. Karen Troy's publications here:

    Qualified students will have a B.S. or M.S in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or a related field (Kinesiology with a strong foundation in mechanics and mathematics, applied physics, and even computer science with an interest in imaging and image processing will be considered).

    Interested students are encouraged to apply to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Biomedical Engineering Program at Students may additionally contact Dr. Troy with questions at:

    To be considered for funding, you must apply by January 1 (this includes letters of reference).

    Karen L. Troy, PhD
    Director, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory
    Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering (secondary)
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
    Last edited by Karen Troy; December 2, 2019, 10:53 AM.