Thomas S. Buchanan

University of Delaware, USA


Thomas S. Buchanan received a B.S. degree from University of California, San Diego, CA, USA, in applied mechanics and engineering sciences (bioengineering) and a Ph.D. degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. After doing a Postdoc at MIT in brain and cognitive sciences, he was given a faculty appointment back at the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, and had a laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. From there, he moved to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, DE, USA, and became Director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research. Buchanan is the George W. Laird Professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering at the University of Delaware, DE, USA. He also served as Academic Director of UD’s interdisciplinary biomechanics and Movement Science graduate program. Buchanan served as Chairman of UD’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and as Deputy Dean of the College of Engineering before being appointed the Inaugural Director of the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, Newark, DE, USA. Outside the University of Delaware, he has been Editor in Chief of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and President of the American Society of Biomechanics. Buchanan holds the rank of Fellow at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Dr. Buchanan has been Principal Investigator or co-PI on over $50 million of NIH research grants. His research focuses on the neural control of joint stability and musculoskeletal models of muscle and joint forces with applications to osteoarthritis, stroke, and sports medicine.

Biography Updated on 7 September 2014

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