ASHUTOSH KHANDHA, PH.D.

 

INTERESTS Biomedical research and engineering education
EXPERTISE Biomechanics, medical imaging & medical devices
YEARS IN WORKFORCE 10+ years in academia & 8+ years in industry

EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor 
Co-chair - Communications Committee 
Director - Corporate & Clinical Outreach 
Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, DE, US
09/2018 – Present
  • Research: Gait analysis, neuromusculoskeletal modeling and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging
    • Investigate biomechanical alterations in gait after knee ligament injury, surgery and rehabilitation
    • Investigate biochemical alterations in cartilage after knee ligament injury, surgery and rehabilitation
    • Investigate link between biomechanical/biochemical alterations for early prediction of knee osteoarthritis
  • Teaching: Design and delivery of graduate/undergraduate and courses in biomedical engineering
    • Circuits, signals and systems for biomedical applications (BMEG 230)
    • Bioengineering mechanics II (BMEG 311)
    • Biomedical instrumentation (BMEG 330)
    • Biomedical modeling and simulation (BMEG 340)
    • Biomedical engineering junior design (BMEG 360)
    • Biomedical engineering senior design (BMEG 450)
    • Medical device development (BMEG 464)
    • Introduction to medical imaging systems (BMEG 479/679)
  • Corporate and clinical outreach: Foster department partnerships with clinical and business sponsors
  • Communications: Coordinate communication efforts in pursuit of department interests
Assistant Professor
Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, DE, US
10/2017 – Present
  • Design and development of physical rehabilitation device used after lower leg injury and surgery
    • Principal investigator for NSF SBIR Innovation Corps Phase 0 award
  • Development and implementation of medical imaging protocols (T1rho/T2/CEST) for detection of osteoarthritis
    • Co-investigator for NIH R01 grant (Principal Investigator: Thomas S. Buchanan, Ph.D.)
Associate Scientist
Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, DE, US
01/2017 – 08/2018 (01 Years 08 Months)
  • Lead research and support efforts for human clinical trials and biomedical research
    • Study design, Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol submission, data collection and management
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Delaware, DE, US
06/2016 – 12/2016 (00 Years 07 Months)
  • Evaluation of injury and disease in the knee joint using radiography
Research Assistant
University of Delaware, DE, US
08/2012 – 05/2016 (03 Years 10 Months)
  • Gait analysis and neuromusculoskeletal modeling of subjects with knee injuries
Teaching Assistant
University of Delaware, DE, US
08/2012 – 01/2013 (00 Years 06 Months)
  • Teaching assistant for 1 course (Bioengineering mechanics I)
Research Associate
Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence, OH, US
10/2010 – 07/2011 (00 Years 10 Months)
  • Computer aided design, cadaveric testing and finite element analysis of medical implants
Teaching Assistant 
University of Toledo, OH, US
10/2010 – 07/2011 (00 Years 10 Months)
  • Teaching assistant for 2 courses (Introduction to bioengineering, Computer applications in bioengineering)
Director of Biomechanical Research
Applied Spine, CT, US, Scientific Founder: Manohar Panjabi, Ph.D.
04/2008 – 09/2010 (02 Years 06 Months)
  • Design, development and training pertaining to spinal fusion implants complementing dynamic stabilization
Research Engineer
Applied Spine, CT, US, Scientific Founder: Manohar Panjabi, Ph.D.
07/2004 – 03/2008 (03 Years 09 Months)
  • Formulation of biomechanical protocols and design of testing equipment for dynamic stabilization spinal implants
Research Assistant
University of Toledo, OH, US
08/2002 – 06/2004 (01 Years 11 Months)
  • Material testing, cadaveric testing and finite element analysis of spinal fusion implants and techniques
Teaching Assistant
University of Toledo, OH, US
08/2002 – 06/2004 (01 Years 11 Months)
  • Teaching assistant for 3 courses (Computational biomechanics, Advanced biomechanics, Introduction to C++)
Customer Support Engineer
Stream Tracmail, Maharashtra, India
06/2001 – 07/2002 (01 Years 02 Months)
  • Technical assistance for issues related to desktops and peripherals
Customer Support Engineer
Life Care, Maharashtra, India
08/2000 – 05/2001 (00 Years 10 Months)
  • Training and support for dental implant systems

OTHER EXPERIENCE (VOLUNTEERING, SERVICE & MENTORSHIP)

Associate Editor
Journal: BioMed Central (BMC) Musculoskeletal Disorders
02/2020 – Present
Program Evaluator (PEV) candidate 
Organization: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
02/2020 – Present
Specialist – Managing teams, fostering industry partnerships and skills
Organization: American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
02/2020 – Present
Honors Thesis Second Reader
Mentee: Sarah Geissler, college senior, Biomedical Engineering
University of Delaware, DE, US
06/2020 – Present
Honors Thesis Second Reader  
Mentee: Ahlad Neti, college senior, Biomedical Engineering
University of Delaware, DE, US
07/2019 – 06/2020 (01 Years 00 Months)
Dissertation Committee Member, Research Mentor & Collaborator  
Mentee: Jacob Capin, graduate student, Biomechanics and Movement Science
PODS Level I and II scholar, Principal Investigator for NIH F30 grant
University of Delaware, DE, US
01/2018 – 07/2019 (01 Year 06 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Russell Martin, college sophomore, Biomedical Engineering
Barry Goldwater scholar, NSF REU scholar
University of Iowa, IA, US
05/2018 – 08/2018  (00 Years 04 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Logan Faux-Dugan, college senior, Movement Science
Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research REU scholar
Delaware State University, DE, US
05/2018 – 08/2018  (00 Years 04 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Kelsey Neal, graduate student, Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware, DE, US
01/2018 – 08/2018 (00 Years 08 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Jack Williams, graduate student, Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware, DE, US
06/2017 – 08/2018 (01 Year 02 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Bryn Bonner, graduate student, Physical Therapy
University of Delaware, DE, US
08/2016 – 08/2017 (01 Year 00 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Riley Curtin, college junior, Biomedical Engineering
Delaware Rehabilitation Institute Summer Scholar
University of Delaware, DE, US
05/2017 – 08/2017 (00 Years 04 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Daniel Lowe, college sophomore, Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia, VA, US
05/2017 – 08/2017 (00 Years 04 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Ivanka Carbajal, high school senior
STEM Capstone Scholar
Newark Charter High School, DE, US
11/2016 – 04/2017 (00 Years 06 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Jacob Dexter Fish, college junior, Biomedical Engineering
Delaware Rehabilitation Institute Summer Scholar
University of Delaware, DE, US
05/2016 – 08/2016 (00 Years 04 Months)
Research Mentor
Mentee: Oluwajomiloju Olaode, college junior, Biomedical Engineering
NSF REU Scholar
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, US
05/2016 – 08/2016 (00 Years 04 Months)
Biomedical Engineering Workshop Instructor
STEM Expo
Glasgow High School, DE, US
04/2014 (00 Years 01 Months)

HONORS & AWARDS

Top 10 % of most downloaded papers in 2018-2019
Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Orthopaedic Research Society
04/2020
NSF SBIR Innovation Corps Phase 0 Award
National Science Foundation, VA, US
04/2018
UD National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Sites Award
University of Delaware, DE, US
03/2017
Biomedical Engineering Best Thesis Award
University of Delaware, DE, US
05/2016
University Innovation Fellow (UIF)
Epicenter/Stanford University, CA, US
10/2015
Professional Development Award for Graduate Students 
University of Delaware, DE, US
06/2015
Image-Based Biomedical Modeling (IBBM) Fellow
Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories/University of Utah, UT, US
04/2015
Matching Dissertation Grant Award
International Society of Biomechanics
02/2015
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellow
University of Delaware, DE, US
07/2014
Biomechanics Research Symposium Presentation Award
University of Delaware, DE, US
04/2014
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
University of Delaware, DE, US
04/2013

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Current & past memberships
American Society for Engineering Education
Biomedical Engineering Society
Orthopaedic Research Society
American Society of Biomechanics
International Society of Biomechanics
Ad-hoc reviewer
Journal of Orthopaedic Research
PLOS ONE
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
Exercise and Sports Science Reviews
Journal of Biomechanics
Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International

TOOLS USED FOR RESEARCH & TEACHING

Computer Aided Design
ProEngineer, SolidWorks, UniGraphics
Image Analysis
ImageJ, ScanIP, 3D Slicer
Material Testing
Instron, MTS
Motion Analysis
OptoTrak, Visual3D
Productivity
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project
Programming
Visual Basic for Applications, LabView, MatLab
Electronic Prototyping
Arduino
Circuits and Simulation
Analog Discovery Studio (ADS), Waveforms, LTspice
Mechanical Simulation
Abaqus, FEBiO, Algodoo
Statistics
JMP
Database 
REDCap

COMPLETED COURSE WORK

University of Delaware, DE, US
Advanced Mammalian Physiology II
Advanced Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Advanced Regional Anatomy
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Communication and Ethics in Biomedical Engineering
Entrepreneurship and Risk
Introduction to Finite Element Methods
Motor Behavior
Statistical Research Methods
University of Toledo, OH, US
Advanced Engineering Mathematics I and II
Computational Biomechanics
Computational Physiology
Mathematical Methods for Bioengineering
New Venture Creation
Object Oriented Models in Bioengineering
Orthopedic Biomechanics
Physiology and Anatomy for Bioengineering
Research Methods in Bioengineering
Soft and Hard Tissue Mechanics
University of Mumbai, India
Analog and Digital Integrated Circuits
Basic Electricity and Electronics I and II
Biomedical Instrumentation I and II
Computer Programming I and II
Electronics I and II
Electrical Technology and Instruments
Microprocessor I and II
Principles of Control Systems
Radiology and Medical Imaging
Signal Processing
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