Dr. Christian M. Puttlitz

Department Head (ME) & Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

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


Dr. Puttlitz’s research interests are mainly focused on using experimental and computation techniques to investigate orthopaedic conditions and their treatments. Examples of his current research include using the finite element method to study how loading changes in the spine following intervertebral disc replacement.

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