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 Eric Meyer
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Eric Meyer

Meyer has published one book chapter and 40 peer-reviewed journal and conference proceeding articles that have received more than 990 peer citations. Recently, he has presented and published a seminal biomechanical validation study of Osseodensification, in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants a novel implant osteotomy preparation technique that increases implant stability with Salah Huwais,PhD, a practicing Periodontist, inventor and founder of Versah LLC. He is an invited speaker for the session “Biomechanical Evidence” at the 2017 Osseodensification World Symposium, in Orlando, FL.

As an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Meyer teaches undergraduate required courses; BME Best Practices, Introduction to Biomechanics and Biomechanics Lab, and Tissue Mechanics, as well as the elective Engineering Applications in Orthopedics and the graduate course Cellular and Molecular Mechanobiology. He has also been an active member of the College of Engineering faculty committee that is redesigning required courses for all students as a part of a cohesive, four-year multidisciplinary engineering design program focused on creating entrepreneurially minded engineers. Dr. Meyer has developed entrepreneurial-minded learning course modules and trained other faculty to use similar modules in their courses as part of an ongoing Kern Family Foundation grant that he received in 2013. Educational materials developed by this network of faculty are shared at the website; In addition, Dr. Meyer offers a number of outreach programs for high school students and advises many projects for undergraduate and graduate students.

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. He was an invited speaker in the session “Solving the mystery of non-contact ACL injuries - how do they happen?” at the 2011 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, 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
  • Dental biomechanics and implant stability
  • Spine biomechanics and surgical techniques
  • 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
    • BME 6303 “Cellular Mechanobiology” *Newly developed course*
    • BME 6503 “Advanced Experimental Methods in BME” *Newly developed course*
    • EGE 1001 “Fund. of Eng. Design Projects” *Newly developed course*
    • BME 4103 “Foundation of Medical Imaging” *Re-developed course*
    • BME 5093 “Special Topics: Orthopedics ” *Re-developed course*
    • BME 3303 “Introduction to Biomechanics” *Re-developed course*
    • BME 3301 “Biomechanics Lab” *Newly developed course*
    • BME 3002 “Biomedical Best Practices”
    • BME 1002 “Introduction to BME” *Re-developed course*
    • BME 4313 “Tissue Mechanics” *Newly developed course*
    • BME 4993 “Biomedical Eng. Directed Research”
    • DIS 8613 "PhD Dissertation"

Recent Publications

Huwais S, Meyer EG. A Novel Osseous Densification Approach in Implant Osteotomy Preparation to Increase Biomechanical Primary Stability, Bone Mineral Density and Bone to Implant Contact.International J Oral & Maxillofacial Implants 2016 doi: 10.11607/jomi.4817

Shimokochi Y, Ambegaonkar JP, Meyer EG. Changing sagittal-plane landing styles modulates impact and tibiofemoral force magnitude and directions relative to the tibia. J Athletic Training 2016 doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-51.10.15

Meyer EG,
Ulrey BL. Sensing Angular Kinematics by Embedding an Open Hardware Design Project into a Required Biomechanics Course. ASEE Annual Conf Proc. 2016.

Rust M, Nasir M, Meyer EG. Using Quantified Self as a Learning Tool to Engage Students in Entrepreneurially Minded Learning and Engineering Design. ASEE Annual Conf Proc. 2016.

Nasir M, Weaver BT, Meyer EG. Project-based Learning in a Forensic Engineering Course.
ASEE Annual Conf Proc. 2016.

Meyer EG
, Nasir M. Fostering the entrepreneurial mindset through the development of multidisciplinary learning modules based on the “Quantified Self” social movement. ASEE Annual Conf Proc. 2015.

Nasir M, Seta J, Meyer EG. Introducing high school students to biomedical engineering through summer camps. ASEE Annual Conf Proc 2014.

Gerhart A, Meyer EG. Combining discipline-specific “Introduction to Engineering” courses into a single multi-discipline course to foster the entrepreneurial mindset with entrepreneurially minded learning. ASEE Annual Conf Proc 2014

Rundell SA, Weaver B, Guiang A, Meyer EG. Characterization of occupant lower extremity behaviour during moderate-to-high speed rear impacts. SAE Technical Paper. 2013-01-0222. *Citations = 1

Button K, Wei F, Meyer EG, Haut RC. Specimen-specific computational models of ankle sprain produced in a laboratory setting. J Biomech Eng. 2013;135(4):041001.

Shimokochi Y, Ambeganonkar JP, Lee SY, Meyer EG, Shultz SJ. Sagittal plane body positions influence risk of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injuries during a single-leg drop landing.
Knee Surg Sports Trauma Arthroscopy. 2012;21(4):888-897. *Citations > 40

Meyer EG
, Wei F, Button K, Haut RC. Determination of ankle ligament strain using a rigid body computational model for sports injury scenarios. IRCOBI Conf. Proc. 2012;36:277-288. *Citations = 2

Wei F, Post JM, Braman JE, Meyer EG, Powell JW, Haut RC. Eversion during external rotation of the human cadaver foot produces high ankle sprains. J Orthop Res. 2012;30(9):1423-1429. *Citations = 17

Wei F, Meyer EG, Braman JE, Powell JW, Haut RC. Rotational stiffness of football shoes influences talus motion during external rotation of the foot. J Biomech Eng. 2012; 134(041002): 1-7. *Citations = 10

Meyer EG
, Buckley CT, Kelly DJ. The influence of construct scale on the functional properties of cartilaginous tissues engineered using bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells. Tissue Eng. 2012; 18(3-4): 382-396. *Citations = 21

Vinardell T, Rolfe RA, Buckley CT, Meyer EG, Murphy P, Kelly DJ. Hydrostatic pressure and TGF-β3 interact to regulate the induction and maintenance of a chondrogenic phenotype in joint tissue derived stem cells. European Cells & Materials J. 2012; 23: 121-134. *Citations > 57

Meyer EG
, Buckley CT, Steward AJ, Kelly DJ. The effect of cyclic hydrostatic pressure on the functional development of cartilaginous tissues engineered using bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells. J Mech Behav Biomed Mats. 2011; 4(7): 1257-1265. *Citations > 47

Haugh MG, Meyer EG, Thorpe SD, Vinardell T, Duffy GP, Kelly DJ. Temporal and spatial changes in cartilage-matrix specific gene expression in mesenchymal stem cells in response to dynamic compression. Tissue Eng. 2011; 17(23-24): 3085-3093. *Citations > 34

Meyer EG
, Baumer TG, Haut RC. Pure passive hyperextension of the human cadaver knee generates simultaneous bi-cruciate ligament rupture. J Biomech Eng. 2011; 133(011012): 1-5. *Citations = 8

Meyer EG
, Buckley CT, Thorpe SD, Kelly DJ. Low oxygen tension is a more potent promoter of chondrogenic differentiation than dynamic compression. J Biomech. 2010; 43: 2516-2523. *Submitted for ESB S.M. Perrin Research Award, *Citations > 76

For a complete list of research publications and citations please see google scholar.

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