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Thomas S. Buchanan (Ph.D., Northwestern University)

Buchanan

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Director, DE Rehabilitation Institute
George W. Laird Professor
Mechanical Engineering
102 Dupont Hall
302-831-2401
buchanan@udel.edu

Research Interests

  • Musculoskeletal Modelling
  • EMG-driven Biomechanical Models
  • Neural Control of Arm Postures
  • Neuromuscular Mechanisms of Knee Joint Stability

Mentoring In

  • Applied Anat & Biomech
  • Motor Control & Behavior

Education

  • Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1986
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1982
  • B.S., Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego, CA, 1980

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2/2004
  • Chair: NIH Subcommittee on Function, Integration and Rehabilitation
  • Sciences (FIRS) (NICHD/NCMRR), 2005-2006
  • Raine Professorship, University of Western Australia, 2/03 to 6/03
  • Editor-in-Chief, J. Applied Biomechanics, 2002-present 
  • Associate Editor for J. Applied Biomechanics, 1996-2002 
  • Editorial Consultant for J. Biomechanics, 1999-present 
  • Program Chair for 1999 meeting for the American Society of Biomechanics, 9/97-9/99 
  • Falk Medical Research Scholar, Falk Trust/Rehabilitation Inst. of Chicago, 5/93 to 9/94 
  • FIRST Award, National Institute of Health, 4/90 to 3/95 
  • NRSA Training Grant, Department of Physiology, Northwestern Univ., 2/88 to 2/89 
  • Hearst Foundation Fellow, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 9/83 to 9/84 
  • NIH Trainee in Biomed Engng, Northwestern University, 12/81 to 6/82 
  • Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University, 9/80 to 6/81 
  • Biographies in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World