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Marjolein van der Meulen

MARJOLEIN VAN DER MEULEN is Swanson Professor of Biomedical Engineering Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. Her research in orthopaedic biomechanics focuses on the interaction between mechanical stimuli and the skeleton. She is interested in how mechanical loading modulates bone growth and in the determinants of skeletal structure and load bearing function, both relevant to diseases such as osteoporosis. Before joining the faculty at Cornell, Prof. van der Meulen worked for three years as a biomedical engineer at the Rehabilitation R&D Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in Palo Alto, California. In 1995, she received an NIH FIRST Award and in 1999 an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. Her research has been featured at the 1997 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and the Gordon Conferences for Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Science, for Ceramics and for Biomineralization. Prof. van der Meulen is a member of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the American and European Societies of Biomechanics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Orthopaedic Research Society. She has been awarded both College of Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering teaching awards.


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Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Associate Dean, Engineering
219 Upson Hall
Ph: 607.255.1445


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