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Scott L. Delp, PhD

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Biomechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
NeuroMuscular Biomechanics Lab


  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Faculty of Biomechanical Engineering Division, Stanford University


  • BS Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering (1983)
  • MS Stanford University - Mechanical Engineering (1986)
  • PhD Stanford University - Mechanical Engineering (1990)

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of normal and pathologic movement
  • Computer animation and surgical simulation
  • Muscle strength, rehabilitation engineering and orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Previously an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Northwestern University
  • Awarded the Young Scientist Award by the American Society of Biomechanics in 1991
  • NSF National Young Investigator Award in 1992
  • Honored at a White House ceremony with President Clinton in 1993


  • NIH: Muscle Function in Deformed and Surgically Altered Limbs
  • NIH: Standing by Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation
  • NIH: Muscle Function after Tendon Transfer Surgery
  • NSF: Simulation-Based Design of Joint Replacements
  • Cerebral Palsy Foundation: Muscle Lengths in Crouch Gait
  • ARPA: Simulation-Based Training of Emergency Medical Procedures

Selected Publications

Last updated 03/02/2006