Welcome to the Engineering Wellness Through Biomechanics Lab

The University of Dayton's Biomechanics Lab works cross-departmentally with physical therapy and other health disciplines to apply engineering knowledge, tools and analyses to clinical problems with a goal of improving clinical decision making and treatment. We have received considerable attention for our work in the areas of fall prevention in older adults with dementia and in the evaluation of sensory integration therapy in children with autism.

We collaborate with our clinical partners, search to identify important research gaps and use these gaps to drive experimental design to make significant contributions to science. Because of this, we are able to conduct a wide variety of studies on a wide range of study populations with the added benefit of cross-pollination of ideas and interventions across patient populations. 

Our successes are largely based around our productive and dedicated student research team. We provide them with opportunities to conduct meaningful research in an environment built on community, mentorship and professional development. Dr. Kim Bigelow, lab director, is at the center of this development and is an available resource that student researchers see and interact with regularly. To date, approximately 60 students ranging from first-year students to post-doctoral researchers have been members of our close-knit research team and four have received National Science Foundation Fellowships. 

Our Graduate Programs in Biomechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Your transition from student to a professional engineering career in mechanical, biomechanical or renewable and clean energy is made easy.

School of Engineering Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dr. Kim Bigelow

Bioengineering Graduate Program

Bioengineering is a growth industry, with the University of Dayton conducting close to $18 million in bioscience and bioengineering research.

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Connect with Me

As dean of the School of Engineering, I am privileged to watch our students growing into engineers dedicated to a better world for us all. At the University of Dayton, we're committed to supporting student success by providing opportunities that connect learning, research and scholarship with leadership and service — the Catholic, Marianist tradition.

With our shared knowledge, we can continue to transform engineering education to prepare our students for even greater success.

Eddy Rojas
Dean of the School of Engineering


Biomechanics Lab, Dr. Kimberly Bigelow, Director

Fitz Hall 554 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238