Dr. Kirk McGilvray

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information
Office Location: Engineering, Room 106A
Lab Location: Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory (OBRL) at CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Phone: (970)-491-1319
Fax: (970)-491-3872
Email: kirk.mcgilvray@gmail.com
Personal website: http://obrl.colostate.edu/

My career goal is to make lasting and meaningful contributions in the fields of biomedical engineering and orthopaedic clinical science. I would like to achieve this by comprehensively examining the critically important relationship(s) between biomechanics and biology following disease, trauma and surgical intervention utilizing clinically translatable comparative animal models. I believe that it is vital to expand our basic science knowledge base, and apply this information to develop/improve surgical techniques, implantable materials, and biomedical devices to aid in the treatment of complex orthopaedic conditions. One of my primary research areas is fracture healing, and I believe that by increasing our understanding of the bony fracture healing cascade, we can have a significant clinical impact and potentially improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide.

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  • Ph.D. 2009, Colorado State University – Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 2005, Colorado State University – Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. 2004, Colorado State University – Biomedical Engineering (major), Mathematics (minor)