Bioengineering

Richard Blob, Ph.D.

Richard Blob Professor of Biological Sciences
Ph.D. Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, 1998

Research Interests
Biomechanics
Locomotion
Bone
Biomaterials

Email rblob@clemson.edu
Office 342 Long Hall
Phone 864-656-3602

Evolutionary Morphology and Biomechanics Laboratory

Biomechanics of Vertebrate Musculoskeletal Systems

Skeletal loading in vertebrate locomotion
Load and safety factor measurement
In vivo measurement of bone strains
Integrated high-speed video, force-platform recordings

Comparative mechanical properties of bone
Characterization: Structural, material properties related to use
Evaluation of skeletal safety factors
Comparisons across age, sex, and species

Modeling musculoskeletal function
Testing hypotheses of performance under diverse conditions
Predicting performance of intractable systems
Musculoskeletal performance: Varying diverse system components