Eberhardt, Alan W., PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Hoehn Engineering Building
HOEN 361
1075 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL
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(205) 934-8464

Miscellaneous Information


PhD, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, 1990

MS, Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1987

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1985


EGR 301 Engineering Honors Seminar
BME 498 Product Development
BME 499 Senior Design
BME 417/517 Engineering Analysis
BME 471/571 Continuum Mechanics
BME 676/776 Fracture Mechanics


Dr. Eberhardt's major interests lie in two areas: orthopedic biomechanics and injury biomechanics. He has a history of study related to total joint replacements involving biomechanics and biomaterials, including surface treatments, implant tribology, implant design, and forensic analysis. His experience with the study of biomechanical response of the pelvis in automotive side impacts and in the presence of metastatic bone lesions includes both experimental and computational (finite element) biomechanics. He also serves as PI on NIH and NSF funded grants aimed at facilitating undergraduate designs of biomedical devices, including those to aid persons with disabilities.

For a full list of recent research projects, presenations and publications, visit Eberhardt's Experimental Biomechanics Core Laboratory site.