As one of the nation’s top public research universities, Colorado State University is a land-grant institution, with enrollment of more than 34,000 students. CSU offers 76 undergraduate degree programs, 114 graduate degree programs, 21 professional master’s degree programs, and a Professional Veterinary Medicine program. CSU’s world-class research and scholarship attract more than $370 million in research funding every year, ranking second nationally in federal research funding for universities without a medical school. Fort Collins is an attractive community of approximately 170,000 located along the Colorado Front Range at the base of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. The city is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. It consistently ranks high on quality of life measures by numerous publications; see https://www.fcgov.com/visitor/awards for the complete list. The Front Range has developed into a high-tech hub with companies such as Woodward, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Broadcomm, AMD, Xilinx, Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman located in or near Fort Colli...ns. The city offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. For more information on Fort Collins, check out the City’s website: www.visitftcollins.com.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Colorado State University (CSU) offers a curriculum that integrates exceptional classroom learning and in-depth engineering practice for an unparalleled educational experience. Made up of 46 faculty members, 13 staff members, 1,000 undergraduate students, and 150 graduate students, ME is one of the largest departments on CSU’s campus. State-of-the-art labs provide unmatched, hands-on experience to help undergraduate students conceptualize industry environments, and $7.5M in annual research funding provide groundbreaking opportunities focusing on health, materials, and energy, for graduate students to enhance their educational concentrations. Award-winning faculty offer industry and academic perspective and equip each graduate with the tools needed to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields. The Mechanical Engineering program at CSU includes majors in both Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering-Mechanical Engineering; both curricula combine classroom learning with engineering practice. Our goal is to give our graduates the engineering skills they need to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields. Our students are integral members of our research groups and their thesis and dissertation topics focus on cutting-edge research. Further information about the Department can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me/.
The Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory at Colorado State University is a multi-disciplinary research facility that uses advanced experimental and computational methods to investigate orthopaedic tissues in their normal, diseased and treated conditions. One of the primary missions of the lab is to provide a world-class research facility for training future leaders in orthopaedic research and bioengineering while following FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs). The laboratory focusses on both basic science and translational research in order to significantly impact medical practice and ultimately improve patient outcomes. Major research thrusts of the lab include development of non-linear viscoelastic material models to describe the time-dependent behavior of orthopaedic and neural soft tissues, early diagnosis and prediction of aberrant fracture healing using electromagnetic fields, application of additive manufacturing techniques to design and develop regenerative scaffolds for orthopaedic soft tissues and development of comparative pre-clinical models. We regularly collaborate with leading academicians and industry groups in order to promote our multi-disciplinary approach. Further information about the OBRL can be found at http://obrl.colostate.edu/.