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
Professor of Bioengineering
Department 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 professor in the Bioengineering Department. He also serves the Director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering. DesJardins has worked for over 20 years as a biomechanical research engineer and his research currently focuses primarily on the areas of orthopaedic biomechanics, sports rehabilitation, medical device design and biomaterials. He has collaborated as a Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on many multi-disciplinary teams funded through NASA, DoD, DoT, NIH and NSF. 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 information, see his Department Profile and Lab Website.

How Dr. DesJardins’ research is transforming health care

DesJardins is working with orthopaedic surgeons and rehabilitation specialists at Prisma Health and across the state to improve surgical procedures, implant performance and rehabilitation practices. Specific goals have included the improvement of limb salvage through the development of infection preventing surfaces on orthopaedic implants, and novel pressure-reducing liners for prosthetic sockets in amputees.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

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