Eberhardt, Alan W., PhD
1075 13th Street South Birmingham, AL 35294-4440
(205) 934-8464 - (205) 934-8410
PhD, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, 1990
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1987
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1985
STH 199 Freshman seminar
STH 201 Research Approaches I: Engineering
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 an NSF funded project entitled Senior Designs to Aid the Disabled, which supports efforts of seniors in Engineering to develop devices to aid children and adults with cerebral palsy.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2010)
Wan C, Gilbert SR, Wang Y, Cao X, Shen X, Ramaswamy G, Jacobsen KA, Alaq ZS, Eberhardt AW, Gerstenfeld LC, Einhorn TA, Deng L, Clemens TL. “Activation of the hypoxia inducible factor-1α pathway accelerates bone regeneration,” Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA, 105(2):686-91, 2008.
Hill, MR, Catledge, SA, Konovalov, V, Clem, WC, Chowdhury, S, Etheridge, BS, Stanishevsky, A, Lemons, JE, Vohra, YK, Eberhardt, AW, “Preliminary Tribological Evaluation of Nanostructured Diamond Coatings and CoCr against Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene" Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials, 85B, 140-148, 2008.
Moore, KD, Beck, PR, Petersen, DW, Cuckler, JM, Lemons, JE and Eberhardt, AW, “Early Failure of a Cross-Linked Polyethylene Acetabular Liner: A Case Report,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 90: 2499-2504, 2008.
Chowdhury, S, Borham, J, Catledge, SA , Eberhardt, AW, Johnson, PS Vohra, YK “Synthesis and Mechanical Wear Studies of Ultra Smooth Nanostructured Diamond (USND) Coatings Deposited by Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition with He/H2/CH4/N2 Mixtures”, Diamond Relat. Mater. 17, 419 (2008).
Stewart, C, Eberhardt, AW, “Wear Testing of Zirconia Coatings for Applications in Total Hip Replacement,” Inquiro, Vol. 2, 2008.
Eberhardt, A.W., McKee, R.T., Cuckler, J.M., Petersen, D., Beck, P.R., and Lemons, J.E., "Surface Roughness of CoCr and ZrO2 Femoral Heads with Metal Transfer: A Retrieval and Wear Simulator Study," to appear in the International Journal of Biomaterials, 2009.
Kim, J. E., Li, Z., Ito, Y., Huber, C. D., Shih, A. M., Eberhardt, A. W., Yang, K. H., King, A. I., and Soni, B. K., “Finite Element Model Development of a Child Pelvis with Optimization-Based Material Identification, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 42, No. 13, pp. 2191-2195, 2009.
Shen, X., Wan, C., Ramaswamy, G., Mavalli, M., Wang, Y., Duvall, C.L., Deng, L.F., Guldberg, R.E., Eberhardt, A.W., Clemens, T.L., Gilbert, S.R., Prolyl Hydroxylase Inhibitors Increase Neoangiogenesis and Callus Formation Following Femur Fracture in Mice, J Orth Res, Vol. 27, No. 10, pp. 1298-1305, 2009.
Miller M.A., Eberhardt A.W., Cleary R.J., Verdonschot N., Mann K.A., “Micro-mechanics of Post-mortem Retrieved Cement-Bone Interfaces,” 28(2):170-7, 2010.
Ponce, B.A., Hosemann, C.D., Raghava, P., Tate, J.P., Eberhardt, A.W., Lafosse, L., Biomechanical Evaluation of Three Arthroscopic Self-Cinching Stitches for Shoulder Arthroscopy: the Lasso-Loop, Lasso-Mattress, and Double- Cinch Stitches, to appear in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2010.
Baker M.I., Eberhardt A.W., Martin D.M., McGwin G., Lemons J.E., “ Bone properties surrounding hydroxyapatite-coated custom osseous integrated dental implants,” to appear in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials, 2010.
RESEARCH FUNDING (2008-2010)
Center of Expertise in Pelvis and Lower Extremity, Principal Investigator, UVA subcontract to Global Human Body Modeling Consortium, 10/1/09 – 6/30/10.
Engineering Design Projects for the Disabled: Experiential Learning for Undergraduates, Principal Investigator, NSF, 7/1/2008- 6/30/2012.
Biomedical Engineering E-Teams without Borders, Principal Investigator , National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2011.
Analysis of In Situ and Explanted Surgical Implant Devices, Co-investigator (Lemons-Principal Investigator), NIH BRP – NIBIB, , 10/01/05– 6/30/10.
Bioengineering Research Partnership in Total Joint Replacements, Yogesh Vohra, Principal Investigator, NIH, 07/01-09 - 06/30/2013.
Scientific Proposal Review
Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Research and Development Service
National Science Foundation, Bioengineering, RAPD Program
Ad-hoc journal article reviewer
Journal of Biomechanics
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Connective Tissue Research
Journal of Biomaterials Research: Part B – Appl. Biomaterials
Medical Engineering and Physics