Eberhardt, Alan W., PhD
1075 13th Street South Birmingham, AL 35294-4440
(205) 934-8437 (fax)
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 XM, Shen X, Ramaswamy G, Jacobsen KA, Alaql ZS, Gerstenfeld LC, Einhorn TA, Eberhardt AW, Deng L, Guldberg RE, Clemens TL. Role of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1alpha Pathway in Bone Regeneration. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, 2008, 8: 323-324.
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," 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.
43. 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," Journal of Biomechanics, 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," The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 39, No. 1, DOI: 10.1177/036354651038339445, 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," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, Volume 95B, Issue 1, pages 218–224, 2010.
Stewart R.L., Goldstein J., Eberhardt A.W., Chu G., Gilbert S.R. Increasing Vascularity to Improve Healing of a Segmental Defect of the Rat Femur. J Orthop Trauma, 25(8):472. 2011. PMID21738061
Ramaswamy, G., Sohn, P., Eberhardt, A. and Serra, R., "Altered responsiveness to TGF-beta results in reduced Papss2 expression and alterations in the biomechanical properties of mouse articular cartilage," Arthritis Research & Therapy, 14:R49 doi:10.1186/ar3762, 2012.
Kim, Y.-H., Kim, J.E., Eberhardt, A.W., "A new cortical thickness mapping method with application to an in vivo finite element model," Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, DOI:10.1080/10255842.2012.731594, 2012.
Fee TJ, Dean DR, Eberhardt AW, Berry, JL. A Novel Device to Quantify the Mechanical Properties of Electrospun Nanofibers. J of Biomechanical Engineering Oct 2012, 134:104503-1-5.
Savage A, Spruiell M, Schwertz J, McGwin G, Eberhardt A, Ponce B. "The Effect of Sliding Knots on the Suture-Tendon Interface Strength: a Biomechanical Analysis Comparing Sliding and Static Arthroscopic Knots," American Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp. 296 – 301, 2013.
Ponce, B.A., Raghava, P., Stannard, J., Eberhardt, A.W., "The Role of Medial Comminution and Calcar Restoration in Varus Collapse of Proximal Humerus Fractures Treated with Locking Plates", to appear in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2013.
Kim, YH., Kim, JE., Untaroiu, C., Eberhardt, AW., "Bone fracture prediction in a finite element model of a male human pelvis," in review, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 2013.
Current as Principal Investigator
"Enhanced Senior Design through Clinical and Industrial Immersion and Entrepreneurship. National Institutes of Health", 1R25HD078327-01A1, PI, $108,000, 04/01/13- 3/31/18 .
"Engineering Senior Design Projects for the Disabled: Experiential Learning for Undergraduates," National Science Foundation, PI, $125,000, 6/15/08-6/14/13.
"Biomechanical Characterization of SI Joint Motion Following Implantation of Sacral Fusion Plugs," Nutech Medical UAB Link 501404, PI, $78,570, 01/01/13 – 06/30/15
Current as Investigator
"Bioengineering Research Partnership", National Institutes of Health, Vohra (PI), co-investigator, $1,292,919, 10/01/10 – 3/15/13.
"Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for people with disabilities," United States Department of Education, James H. Rimmer (PI)
Total award $4,750,000
Funding dates 10/1/2012 - 09/30/2017
percentage effort of Eberhardt = 5 percent
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