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Hoehn 361
(205) 934-8464

Research and Teaching Interests: Orthopedic and injury biomechanics, Rehabilitation/assistive technology design

Office Hours: By appointment


  • B.S., University of Delaware, Civil Engineering
  • M.S., University of Delaware, Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
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Professor Eberhardt joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UAB in 1999, after working in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UAB since 1991. His current research focuses on orthopedic and injury biomechanics, as well as medical and rehabilitation device design and commercialization. He is the director of the Master of Engineering with a Concentration in Design and Commercialization.

  • Recent Courses
    • Senior Capstone Design
    • Engineering Analysis (Advanced Mathematics)
    • Engineering Design and Commercialization
  • Select Publications
    • Maddox, GE; Ludwig, J; Craig, ER; Woods, D; Joiner, A; Chaudhari, N; Killingsworth, C; Siegal, GP; Eberhardt, AW; Ponce, BA; “Flexor tendon repair with a knotless, bidirectional barbed suture: an in-vivo biomechanical analysis,” J Hand Surg Am, 2015 40, 5, 963-8PMID: 25747739.
    • Marshall, T; Momaya, A; Eberhardt, AW; Chaudhari, N; Hun, T; “Biomechanical Comparison of Volar Fixed-Angle Locking Plates for AO C3 Distal Radius Fractures: Titanium versus Stainless Steel With Compression,” J Hand Surg Am. Vol. 40, October 2015.
    • Pool, SM; Hoyle, JM; Malone, LA; Cooper, L; Bickel, CS; McGwin, G; Rimmer, JH; and Eberhardt, AW; “Navigation of a Virtual Exercise Environment with Microsoft Kinect by People Post-stroke or with Cerebral Palsy,” Assistive Technology, 2016 Apr 8. [Epub]
    • Eberhardt, AW; Johnson, OL; Kirkland, WB; Dobbs, JH; Moradi, LG; "Team-Based Development of Medical Devices: An Engineering-Business Collaborative," ASME J of Biomechanical Engineering.
      Vol. 138, 7.
    • Sherrod, B; Dew, D; Rogers, R; Rimmer, J; Eberhardt, A; "Design and validation of a new low cost, high-capacity weighing device for wheelchair users and bariatrics," Assistive Technology.
    • Lambert, LJ; Challa, AK; Niu, A; Zhou, L; Tucholski, J; Johnson, MS; Nagy, TR; Eberhardt, AW; Estep, PN; Kesterson, RA; Grams, JM; "Increased Trabecular Bone and Improved Biomechanics in an Osteocalcin Null Rat Model Created by CRISPR/Cas9 Technology," Disease Models & Mechanisms, in press, 2016.
  • Academic Distinctions and Professional Societies
    • ASME Fellow