Eric G. Meyer

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Program
Director of Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Rd, E106, Southfield, MI 48075-1058
(248) 204-2606

Dr. Meyer received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics) from Michigan State University. The primary topic of his research was lower extremity biomechanics during sports injury. He then completed his post-doctoral training at the Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in cartilage tissue engineering and mechanobiology. Meyer teaches Introduction to Biomechanics and Tissue Mechanics. Recently, he has established the Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory with the goal to advance experimental biomechanics understanding by providing practical training to students and advancing the boundary of knowledge through translational research. He has published 29 peer-reviewed journal articles and was an invited speaker (Session A, Symposium 9) at the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, April 7-9, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.


Research Interests

  • Ligament and cartilage tissues
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanobiology
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Mechanical property measurement
  • Injury mechanisms
  • Knee and ankle joint function
  • Gait analysis
  • Orthopaedic sports medicine
  • Traction at the shoe-surface interface
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
  • Cadaver, animal and surrogate models
  • Tissue engineering / stem cell therapy
  • Translational applications of biomolecules or supplements to preserve or enhance tissues

Courses Taught

  • BME 5093 Special Topics: Orthopedics *Newly developed course*
  • BME 4313 Tissue Mechanics *Newly developed course*
  • BME 3303 & 3301 Introduction to Biomechanics & Lab *Newly developed courses*
  • BME 4013 & 4022 “Biomedical Projects 1 &
  • BME 3002 Biomedical Best Practices
  • BME 1002 Introduction to BME


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