UF Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
P.O. Box 116250
Gainesville, FL 32611
Department Affiliation: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
BME Graduate Faculty Status
PhD, 1992 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering
MS, 1988 Case Western University Biomedical Engineering
BS, 1985 Case Western University Biomedical Engineering
Professor Banks has been active in orthopaedic and joint mechanics research his entire career. He is a member of several professional societies including ASME, the Knee Society, the American Society for Biomechanics and the Orthopaedic Research Society. Professor Banks served as President and annual conference host for the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty in 2013, and remains a member of the Board of Directors. Professor Banks holds numerous medical device patents, works with several medical device companies, and has designed joint replacement implants that have been used in over 100,000 patients.
Biomechanics of human and animal joints in healthy, injured and replaced states. Techniques and technologies for quantifying musculoskeletal biomechanics. Musculoskeletal modeling for surgical planning and treatment design. Medical robotics for surgery and research.
Musculoskeletal biomechanics, measurement techniques and technologies, robotics and controls.