Melinda K. Harman, Ph.D.

Melinda K. Harman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Implant Performance
Medical Device Reprocessing
Translational Orthopaedic Research

Office 301 Rhodes Engineering Research Center
Clemson, SC 29634-0905
Phone 864-656-4140

Laboratory for Retrieval Research and Reprocessing of Medical Devices

Orthopaedic Implant Performance

  • Analyze retrieved implants, devices
  • Joint replacements: Preclinical testing, simulations
  • Bearing surfaces, bone-biomaterial interface

Innovation for Reprocessing, Reuse

  • Medical device designs: Optimizing for reprocessing
  • Reprocessing protocols: Verification, validation
  • Reusable technology for low-resource settings

Translational Orthopaedic Research

  • Implant registries, postmarketing surveillance
  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics, functional assessments
  • Novel surgical instruments, operative techniques