Eberhardt, Alan W., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Professor
1075 13th Street South
Birmingham AL 35294-4440
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Ph.D.- Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, 1990 M.S. - Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1987 B.S. - Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1985
TEACHING 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
RESEARCH 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.