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Kimberley McIntosh
2801 W. Bancroft
MS 303, Room 5045
Toledo, OH  43606
Phone:  (419) 530-8297 
Fax:  (419) 530-8076
kimberley.mcintosh@utoledo.edu

 

 

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Bio-Skills Lab
Product Development Facility
Materials Characterization Facility
Imaging Facility

Research Laboratories

The space integrates the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities required for successful completion of the diverse research and technology development activities taking place at the Institute. The Center has well equipped labs for research at the cellular level, bench and cadaver tests, analytical modeling, and clinical and patient follow up following surgery or rehabilitation.

Spine Biomechanics Lab

Director: Vijay K. Goel, Ph.D.
Contact:
Facility Locations:
Health Education Building (HEB),
The University
of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC)
3000 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH, 43614
Palmer Hall
The University of Toledo Main Campus
Toledo, OH, 43606

Facilities

Automated Spine Testing System
Optotrak Motion Traking System (x2)
MTS Bionix bi-axial Universal Testing System (x3)
Bose Micro-Mechanical Testing System
6-Station MTS Bionix Spine Simulator (Wear Tester)
Wear Analysis/Testing Prep Package
Multiple DAQ Units
Vishay Signal Conditioner
Multiple load-cells, starin gages and pressure sensors
Wide selection of Jigs and Fixtures
In-house Machine Shop
Complete Sets of Surgical Instrumentation
Digital Video Fluoroscopy
Digital Video Cameras
Optical Microscope
Computer Workstations

Joint Biomechanics Lab

Director: Vijay K. Goel, Ph.D.
Contact:

Facility Locations:
Health Education Building (HEB),
The University
of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC)
3000 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH, 43614
Palmer Hall
The University of Toledo Main Campus
Toledo, OH, 43606 

Facilities

State-of-the-Art Custom-Designed Force Couple Testing System (FCTS)
State-of-the-Art Custom-Designed Drop-Stand
Stryker Arthroscopy/Endoscopy Unit
Optotrak Motion Traking System
TekScan Pressure Mapping System (with Equilibration Bladder)
NDI and NI DAQ Units
Vishay Signal Conditioner (24 Channels)
Multiple Load-cells, Strain Gages, and Pressure Sensors
Micro-Strain DVRT Displacement Transducer System
Bi-Plnar HD Digital Video Camera System
Computer Workstations

Computational Biomechanics Lab

Director: Vijay K. Goel, Ph.D.
Contact:
Facility Location:
Palmer Hall,
The University of Toledo Main Campus
Toledo, OH, 43606

Facilities

A Network of High-Performance Computer Work Stations:
Over 80 Intel Core Processors   
Over 200 Gb of Memory              
Over 100 Tb of Disc Space
A Number of CAD, Simulation and Programming Software Packages Including:  
ABAQUS             
COMSOL             
MSC Adams       
OpenSim            
Solidworks         
AutoCAD            
Mimics 
3D-Doctor          
Slicr3D  
3-Matic
TrueGRID           
MeshLAB
IA-FEMesh         
LabView              
Matlab 
Fortran

Whiplash and Impact Trauma Diagnostic Lab

Director: Vijay K. Goel, Ph.D.
Contact:
Facility Location:
North Engineering Building
The University of Toledo Main Campus
Toledo, OH, 43606

State-of-the-Art Custom-Designed Crash Sled: 
Large Modular Sled Deck Accommodates for Various Simulations
---ft long track
Accelerate Maximum Pay Load of --- kg to ---- Km/h
Multiple Uni-axial and Tri-axial Accelerometer
Instrumented Crash Test Dummies (available upon request)
High-Speed Video Camera System (available upon request)
High-Speed DAQ Units (available upon request)
Computer Workstations

Biomechanics and Assistive Technology Lab

Director: Mohamed S. Hefzy, Ph.D.
Contact: mohamed.hefzy@utoledo.edu
Facility Locations:
North Engineering Building,
The University of Toledo Main Campus
Toledo, OH, 43606  

Facilities

Active EMG System 
Embedded AMTI Force Plates
Instron Table-Top Universal Testing System
Automated Knee Simulator Apparatus
TekScan Pressure Mapping System
Computer Workstations

Materials Processing Lab

Director: Sarit Bhaduri, Ph.D.
Contact:sarit.bhaduri@eng.utoledo.edu
Facility Locations:
North Engineering Building,
The University of Toledo Main Campus
Toledo, OH, 43606

Facilities  

Powder and pellet processing 
3 KW microwave furnace (MMT)
Cold iso-static press (50ksi pressure)
High temperature dilatometer
Reaction hot press
Hot iso-static press (1500°C and 30ksi pressure)
High temperature furnace (1800°C)
Powder pelletizers
X-ray diffractrometer (XRD)
Scanning Electron Microscope-SEM (Hitachi S4800)
Environmental SEM
FT-IR (Digilab Excalibur Series FTS 4000)
AFM (Veeco instruments) with nano-indentation capability    

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Laboratory


Director: A. Champa Jayasuriya, Ph.D.
Contact: a.jayasuriya@utoledo.edu
Facility Locations:
Health Education Building (HEB),
The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC)
3000 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH, 43614

Facilities 

Analytical balance 
pH meter
Several stirrer hot plates
Spec freezer mill
UV spectrophotometer
Ultrasonicator and dessicator
stir table
Centrifuge
Microcentrifuge
Class II biological safety cabinet
Water bath, 
Lyophilizer, and an Inverted microscope

Bone Biology Lab

Director: Beata Lecka-Czernik, Ph.D.
Contact: beata.leckaczernik@utoledo.edu
Facility Locations:
Health Education Building (HEB),
The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC)
3000 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH, 43614

facilities

Scanco μCT35 scanner 
StepOnePlus Real-Time PCR System (Applied Biosystems)
Plate reader spectrophotometer
Plate reader luminometer
Class II biological safety cabinets (tissue culture)
Carbon dioxide incubators (Heraeus)
Olympus CK40 inverted microscope
Electrophoresis equipment
Geiger counter
Hybridization oven
Microcentrifuges (x3)
Refrigerated microcentrifuge
Microwave
Refrigerators and Freezers (–80°C and –20°C)
Temperature-controlled water baths
Tissue homogenizer
Analytical balance
pH meter
Tthermocyclers (x2)

Bio-Skills Lab
Product Development Facility
Materials Characterization Facility
Imaging Facility

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Last Updated: 6/20/16