Biomechanics Laboratory

The Penn State Biomechanics Lab is housed within The Department of Kinesiology and aims to understand the study of structure and function of biological systems by means of the methods of mechanics. The lab was established in 1967 and has since been at the forefront of the development of biomechanics within the field of exercise and sport science.

Laboratory spaces include:

  • Arm Movement
  • Cadaver Modeling
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gait Analysis
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Histology and Imaging
  • Modular Research Spaces
  • Numerical Modeling and Computer Simulation

Contact Information

  • Biomechanics Laboratory
    Department of Kinesiology
    Penn State
  • Laboratory Website
Bioengineering Facilities and Labs Bioengineering and biomedical engineering research areas


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614