Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar John DesJardins, Ph.D. at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

John David DesJardins, Ph.D.

Robert B. and Susan B. Hambright Leadership Associate
Professor of Bioengineering
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering

Contact: 864-656-4178 or jdesjar@clemson.edu

Who is Dr. DesJardins?

John Desjardins is the Hambright Leadership associate professor in the Bioengineering Department. He also serves the Director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering. John has worked for over 20 years as a biomechanical research engineer and his research currently focuses primarily on the areas of total joint replacement, orthopaedic biomechanics, and biomaterials. He has collaborated as a Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on many multi-disciplinary teams funded through NASA, DoD, DoT, NIH, NSF, and the Gates Foundation. As the director of the senior capstone design courses, he mentors small teams to develop biomedical devices in collaboration with industry and clinical partners. 

For more about John, see his Department Profile and Lab Website.

How Dr. DesJardins’ research is transforming health care

John is working with orthopaedic surgeons at Greenville Health System to improve limb salvage through infection-preventing surface modifications of orthopedic fracture fixation implants. These orthopedic implants retard bacterial infection without inhibiting bone healing.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Implants, Cartilage Tribology, Biomaterials, Rehabilitation