Dr. Jenni M. Buckley

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
106 Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716

Executive Summary

Dr. Buckley received her Bachelor's of Engineering (2001) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and her MS (2004) and PhD (2006) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on computational and experimental methods in spinal biomechanics. Since 2006, her research efforts have focused on the development and mechanical evaluation of medical devices, particularly orthopaedic, neurosurgical, and pediatric devices. In 2011, Dr. Buckley joined the faculty at the University of Delaware Department of Mechanical Engineering, where she teaches a range of courses as part of the undergraduate curriculum. Dr. Buckley also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for The Taylor Collaboration, an orthopaedic biomechanical testing laboratory, and also the Executive Director of The Perry Initiative, which sponsors outreach programs to inspire young women to pursue careers in Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering.

Key Publications

Scheer JK, Tang JA, Buckley JM, Deviren V, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Biomechanical analysis of osteotomy type and rod diameter for treatment of cervicothoracic kyphosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 15;36(8):E519-23.

Lattanza LL, Chu T, Ty JM, Orazov B, Strauss N, O'Reilly OM, Buckley JM. Interclinician and intraclinician variability in the mechanics of the pivot shift test for posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Dec;19(8):1150-6. Epub 2010 Sep 18.

Scheer JK, Tang J, Eguizabal J, Farin A, Buckley JM, Deviren V, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Optimal reconstruction technique after C-2 corpectomy and spondylectomy: a biomechanical analysis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 May;12(5):517-24.

Eguizabal J, Tufaga M, Scheer JK, Ames C, Lotz JC, Buckley JM. Pure moment testing for spinal biomechanics applications: Fixed versus sliding ring cable-driven test designs. J Biomech. 2010 May 7;43(7):1422-5. Epub 2010 Feb 23.

Buckley JM, Parmeshwar R, Deviren V, Ames CP. An improved metric for quantifying the stiffnesses of intact human vertebrae. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2009 Jul;223(5):537-43.

Research Areas

Biomedical Engineering
Medical device design & mechanical testing

Medical device design & mechanical testing; Biomechanical optimization of orthopaedic surgical procedure

Design Science

Life & Health Sciences
Medical device design; best practices in medical industry-academic research partnerships

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