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Lorin Maletsky

Primary office:
Learned Hall, room 3114


Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Kinematics, Introduction to Design, Machine Design, Senior Level Design, Design for Manufacturability, Biomechanics, Project Classes

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’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.

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