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Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence


The Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (E-CORE) strives to increase the understanding of causes of joint abnormalities and associated pain, which often reduce an individual's quality of life. These research efforts lead to new and effective surgical procedures to restore a patient's normal life style.

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State-of-the-art research labs at the cellular level, bench and cadaver tests, analytical modeling, and clinical and patient follow up are available to conduct the highest quality multi-disciplinary basic scientific and applied research.



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Well equipped facility with professional dedicated staff focused on development and evaluation of novel medical devices from concept to final product to bridge the gap between scientific discoveries and commercialization. Learn more about spin-off companies.




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Vijay K. Goel, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor
Endowed Chair & McMaster-Gardner Professor of Orthopaedic Bioengineering
Co-Director, Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (E-CORE)
Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Colleges of Engineering and Medicine
University of Toledo



Dr. Vijay goel recipient of 2018 ofc technology commercialization award

On September 25, 2018 University of Toledo, College of Engineering was notified that at the Faculty Senate September meeting, Wade Lee, our Faculty Senate representative to the Ohio Faculty Council made the announcement of this award. Congratulations to Dr. Vijay Goel. Dr. Goel was presented the award in Columbus on October 12, 2018.  See the story here that was featured in the UT News.
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CNSF (Coalition for National Science Funding) 24th Annual Exhibition

What: "Investments in Scientific and Educational Research: Fueling American Innovation"
When:  Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Where:  Washington, DC

Groundbreaking Research Fueling American Innovation

Dr.'s Bhaduri and Goel participated at the Exhibition and presented about their development of a regenerative material to be used in spinal surgeries. The material is now being manufactured locally, providing a direct impact on communities in Ohio. Many national societies participated in the exhibition to show-off exemplary research.  Bhaduri/Goel project was selected and sponsored by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Nationwide, Bhaduri/Goel project was chosen as the finalist on behalf of the institute. Out of 40 poster displayed, all from different universities. theirs was selected as one of the five groundbreaking projects affecting the lives of Americans.

The CNSF Exhibition and Reception annually draws more than 300 attendees, including members of Congress and their staff, congressional committee staff, the leadership of NSF, and representatives from the White House and other policymaking and research agencies.

United states patent issued

The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded a patent for: SIMPLIFIED SPINE TESTING DEVICE. The applicants for this device are: ATS Holdings LLC, The University of Toledo, and The University of Kansas. The Inventors listed on patent are: Norman L. Carroll, Edward C. Cartwright, Robert J. Gephardt,Christopher L. Dixon, Vijay K. Goel and Elizabeth A. Friis . This patent was issued on June 28, 2016.

NSF I/UCRC cdmi biannual meeting

The CDMI held its biannual meeting on March 22 & 23, 2018, in Toledo, Ohio during which current project teams presented updates to the Industry Advisory Board. For more information on the CDMI visit www.nsfcdmi.org.

2016 ASB Fellowship  

Dr. Vijay Goel elected to fellow status in ASB. The ASB  recognized Dr. Goel along with other inductees at the 40th anniversary meeting held in Raleigh NC in August 2016.

2014 ASB Journal of Biomechanics Award

Our submission to the 2014 World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) was selected as the recipient of 2014 ASB Journal of Biomechanics Award. This award recognizes substantive and conceptually novel mechanics approaches explaining how biological systems function. This award is presented by the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) during the WCB meeting held July 6th-11th in Boston, MA.


Congratulations to Dr. Vijay Goel for winning the 2014 Borelli Award! The Borelli Award is the most prestigious honor given by the ASB (American Society of Biomechanics). It recognizes outstanding career accomplishment and is awarded annually to an investigator who has conducted exemplary research in any area of biomechanics. Dr. Goel received his award at The ASB 38th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, July 6-11, 2014.






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