Faculty & Staff Profile

Christian M. Puttlitz

Dr. Christian M Puttlitz

Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics, deep vein thrombosis, osteosarcoma, MEMs, viscoelasticity, implants
  • Biomedical engineering, computational modeling, finite element, cadaver, spine, shoulder, knee
  • Experimental and computation techniques to investigate orthopaedic conditions and their treatments
  • Current research include using the finite element method to study how loading changes in the spine following interverteb

Links to Other Information


  • Ph.D. 1999, University of Iowa - Biomedical Engineering
  • M.S. 1993, Clemson University - Bioengineering
  • B.S. 1992, Michigan State University - Materials Science Engineering

Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering A105
Phone: (970)491-0956
Fax: (970)491-3872
Email: puttlitz@engr.colostate.edu