Biomechanical engineering student tests the pressure load on a knee muscle


Biomechanical engineers apply all aspects of civil engineering including engineering principles and techniques into the medical field.

The U of A is at the forefront of medical breakthroughs that are coming directly from biomechanical engineers studying here. Students look at age-old challenges in new ways with a focus on articular cartilage, mechanics of joints, artificial joints, tissue engineering, biofluidics, imaging, human motion capture and computational methods.

Career opportunities

  • Medical device design
  • Clinical applications
  • Research specialists

Areas of Specialization

  • Reconstruction of the ulnar coronoid
  • Scoliosis and bracing
  • Maxillary expansion appliance
  • MRI signal distribution within the intervertebral disk
  • Home retrofitting for various levels of disabilities
  • Sizing the Hill Sachs Lesion



Dr. Samer Adeeb

Dr. Marwan El-Rich