David T. Corr

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

David T. Corr received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, University of Wisconsin. After working as a consultant at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, under the funding of the Universities Space Research Association, Dr. Corr returned to the University of Wisconsin to earn his M.S. degree from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Following a one-year Postdoctoral Research Associateship in the Medical School at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Corr spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in muscle physiology and modeling at the Human Performance Laboratory of the University of Calgary, and two years as the Ernst & Young Fellow in Joint Injury and Arthritis Research, at the McCaig Centre, University of Calgary. Dr. Corr's research addresses the experimental evaluation and theoretical modeling of biological soft tissues, such as skeletal muscle, skin, and ligament, and their healing response following injury. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the Orthopaedic Research Society and the Wound Healing Society, and has held memberships in the American College of Sports Medicine, American Society of Biomechanics, and the Canadian Society for Biomechanics. Dr. Corr serves as a reviewer for several journals in the areas of biomedical engineering, biomechanics, and soft tissue mechanics. Dr. Corr was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary's McCaig Centre for Joint Injury & Arthritis Research, where he specialized in orthopedic soft tissue biomechanics; investigating the development of osteoarthritis, as well as wound healing in skin, ligament and skeletal muscle. An outstanding young researcher with broad-based knowledge and interests, Dr. Corr brings to the department a strong background in theoretical and applied mechanics, coupled with research at the whole tissue level.


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (University of Wisconsin, 2001)
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, M.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics (University of Wisconsin, 1994)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics (University of Wisconsin, 1992)

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