Thomas S. Buchanan

George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Delaware Rehabilitation Institute
Member of the INBRE Research Committee

University of Delaware

126 Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716-3110

Phone: (302) 831-2199
Fax: (302) 831-3619
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  • Post-doc, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA
    Ph.D., Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois , 1986
    M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1982
    B.S., Applied Mechanics & Engineering Sciences, University of California, San Diego, 1980

Research Overview:

Dr. Buchanan’s research interests are in the areas of musculoskeletal biomechanics and the neural control of human movement. Recent projects include FES and Biomechanics: Treating Movement Disorders” and the “ACL Injured Knee: MRI and Biomechanical Modeling.”

Buchanan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and is on the editorial board of theJournal of Biomechanics and holds the rank of Fellow of the ASME.