Dr. Tammy Donahue

Mechanical Engineering
School of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Office Location: Building A106 Engineering
Phone: 970-491-1319
Fax: 970-491-3827
Email: tammy.donahue@colostate.edu
Personal website: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~tdonahue


Tammy Haut Donahue joined the faculty at CSU in December of 2011. She came to CSU after spending eleven years in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. She earned a PhD from the University of California at Davis where she received the Allen Marr Distinguished Dissertation Award in Biomedical Engineering in 2002. Dr. Haut Donahue was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Orthopaedics at Pennsylvania State University before joining the faculty at Michigan Tech. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering and an Editorial Consultant for the Journal of Biomechanics. She is active in the Bioengineering Division of ASME, serving on the Executive Board as a member-at-large. She is the Program Chair for the Summer Bioengineering Conference in 2016. Dr. Haut Donahue’s research includes analytical and experimental biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system with ongoing research in orthopedic biomechanics and post-traumatic osteoarthritis. An emphasis is put on prevention, treatment, and repair of injuries to the soft tissue structures of the knee, focusing primarily on the meniscus. With funding from Whitaker Foundation, NIH, NSF, as well as industrial sponsorship her research program has had 15 PhD students, 20 MS students, more than 40 undergraduates and produced 3 book chapters and more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. She has national collaborations with Michigan State and Mayo Clinic as well as international collaborations with Trinity College Dublin and Queens University Belfast. Dr. Haut Donahue was awarded the Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnson Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award in 2006. Presented by the American Society of Engineering Education, this award recognizes exceptional contributions to mechanics education.

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  • B.S. 1995, Michigan State University – Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 1997, University of California at Davis – Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2000, University of California at Davis – Biomedical Engineering