Biomechanics, spinal kinetics and kinematics, knee kinematics, orthopedic biomechanics, pediatric long bones, pediatric, thoracic mechanics, animal models, sports biomechanics
Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD, joined the faculty in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University in Fall 2010. Prior to joining Drexel University, he served as a Senior Biomechanics Research Engineer and Co-Director of the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since 2006. His research experience includes experimental biomechanics in the areas of pediatric head and neck injury, knee biomechanics following ligament reconstructions, and orthopedic biomechanics of the knee and spine. He has conducted several human volunteer studies, sled tests with post mortem human subjects and experimental studies using cadaveric tissue. His current research efforts include studying the structural characteristics of the pediatric thoracic cage using CT scans and developing an age-equivalent animal model for pediatric long bones. Dr. Balasubramanian mentors several undergraduate and graduate engineering students at Drexel University.