The Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design
and Engineering
John DesJardins

John DesJardins, Ph.D.
Robert B. and Susan B. Hambright Leadership Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Clemson University

Office: 204 Rhodes Annex
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: 864-656-4718

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Ph.D., Clemson University, 2006
Bioengineering (Biomaterials Tribology Emphasis)

Dr. John DesJardins is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University. He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Clemson University in December 2006, and has worked for over 20 years as a biomechanical research engineer. He has co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed conference or journal publications in the areas of biomechanics, biomaterials tribology, engineering education and mechanical testing. He is the director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering at Clemson University, and the Frank H. Stelling and C. Dayton Riddle Orthopaedic Education and Research Laboratory at CUBEInC. He currently leads or is a co-PI on many multi-disciplinary research teams on projects funded through NASA, DoT, NSF, the Gates Foundation, biomedical industry and other regional non-profit foundations. As an assistant professor in Bioengineering, he is the director of the senior capstone design courses, where he mentors 15+ small teams annually to develop innovative biomedical devices in partnership with local industry or clinical partners. He founded and directs the Clemson University Retrieval of Explants Program and Registry in Orthopaedics (CU-REPRO) which is a regional repository that collects and studies explanted total joint devices. Finally, he is the founder of the undergraduate bioengineering study abroad programs, and directs or assists with international programs in Spain, Singapore and Tanzania.

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