Samuel C.K. Lee, Ph.D.

Samuel C.K. Lee, Ph.D.

BIOMS Program Director


The mission of the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomechanics & Movement Science (BIOMS) is to advance the understanding of complex human systems through interaction of experts who cross traditional divisions of academic study. We strive to train outstanding researchers who will contribute to the advancement of health science through translational and interdisciplinary research. Research findings are disseminated through peer reviewed publications in high impact journals and presentations at national and international conferences.

The BIOMS program comprises faculty from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Health Sciences who use an interdisciplinary approach to research and graduate education. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies the University of Delaware as a research university with very high research activity, a designation given to less than 3% of U.S. colleges and universities. The University of Delaware also ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal research and development support for science and engineering. In 2015, the University of Delaware received a NAFSA Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, which recognizes colleges and universities that have excelled in expanding global learning for students and scholars.

Our graduate students choose one of fives Areas of Study that cross traditional academic boundaries:

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Cytomechanics
  • Motor Control and Behavior
  • Clinical and Translational Science.

Each student works with his or her chosen faculty advisor to design a Plan of Study of unique academic and research interests. Our students have gained research experience through involvement in over $30 million in federally funded research projects; and through interaction with a variety of interdisciplinary research groups.We invite you to explore our program and discover the rich and diverse opportunities we offer!