Bioengineering Research Center

Lorin Maletsky, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Associate Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Primary office:
785-864-2985
Learned Hall
Room 3116


Dr. Maletsky began teaching at the University of Kansas in 2000. His courses are in the design and mechanics tracks of the curriculum, and he also offers graduate courses in dynamics and manufacturing. He has received a number of teaching awards including the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and the Sharp Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Maletsky was named Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in Spring 2015.

Dr. Maletsky’s research area is machine design and biomechanics, specifically the experimental testing of cadaveric joints using custom-designed physiological loading equipment. He has had funding from the orthopedic industry, the National Science Foundation, and the Center for Disease Control. Graduates from his laboratory hold positions in a number of the world’s largest orthopedic companies, as well as in academia and in other industries. He is a member of the Bioengineering Division of ASME and currently chairs the Design, Dynamics, and Rehabilitation Technical Committee. Dr. Maletsky is also a member of the Orthopedic Research Society and the American Society for Engineering Education

Research

Dr. Maletsky’s research area is machine design and biomechanics, specifically the experimental testing of cadaveric joints using custom-designed physiological loading equipment.

Research Interests

  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Kinematics
  • Biomechanics

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