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John DesJardins

Looking back on two decades of research contributions at Clemson University

Dr. John DesJardins, the Hambright Leadership Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University, has worked to change the scientific community with his knowledge and innovative research in orthopedic biomechanics and biomaterials. Since being at Clemson, DesJardins has been awarded and recognized for his work in orthopedics, rehabilitation, implant design, and sports medicine. 

DesJardins first became a part of the Clemson family as a research technician and received his Ph.D. in bioengineering in December 2006. Having served as an employee, student, and faculty member at Clemson for over 20 years, DesJardins has made a substantial impact on the University research enterprise. While at Clemson, DesJardins has co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed conference or journal publications based in biomechanics, biomaterials, tribology, engineering education, and mechanical testing. He is the director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering at Clemson University and the Frank H. Stelling and C. Dayton Riddle Orthopaedic Education and Research Laboratory at CUBEInC. 

He currently serves as the lead on several multidisciplinary research projects. In addition to his many accomplishments as an inventor, DesJardins works to encourage and empower the next generation of inventors through his work with the University Innovation Fellows and the Design and Entrepreneurship Network (The DEN). He is the director of the Clemson senior capstone design courses where he helps several students develop innovative biomedical devices, and he leads an undergraduate bioengineering study abroad program in Spain that focuses on international bioethics.

As an inventor and resource for student inventors, DesJardins has been able to significantly impact the research landscape at Clemson University. From inventing to teaching, DesJardins will continue to be a force in research for years to come. 
Learn more about Dr. John DesJardins here.

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