ISE welcomes new research faculty member in human systems integration



Dr. Gregory Knapik posing outside

Dr. Gregory Knapik has joined the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University as a Research Professor in the area of Human Systems Integration.


Dr. Knapik received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Integrated Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. He conducted his graduate work at The Ohio State Spine Research Institute (formerly Biodynamics Laboratory) beginning in 2002. He has worked as a Senior Research Engineer in the Spine Research Institute since 2005 and is currently the Associate Director.


Dr. Knapik’s research focuses on computational spine modeling and its applications in industrial and clinical biomechanics. He specializes in clinical data collection and laboratory testing, occupational biomechanics testing and industrial surveillance, machine learning and data analysis, and dynamic simulation. His recent work involves the development of personalized biomechanical models utilizing physiologic measures and biomedical imaging data to provide quantitative measures to promote spine disorder prevention and improved treatment. Dr. Knapik has authored peer-reviewed research articles on various biomechanics topics including causal pathways for spine disorders, laboratory biomechanical studies, and person-specific computational spine modeling, and he has given numerous presentations and invited talks. His research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, NIOSH, the Ohio BWC, and the Department of Defense as well as industry-funded research from companies such as Honda, Toyota, Boeing, and Amazon.

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