Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Trine University, Angola, Indiana
Dr. Maria Gerschutz is Chair and Assistant Faculty member of Trine University?s Department of Biomedical Engineering. She teaches the Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, and Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation sequence courses. Dr. Gerschutz was previously employed for over five years as an Applied Research Engineer for The Ohio Willow Wood Company. While employed for the prosthetic company, her research focused on patient outcomes, suspension systems, liner material interface, and product design. Dr. Gerschutz efforts in research resulted in numerous peer-reviewed journal and conference publications in the field of lower limb prosthetics. In addition, she served as a key investigator for prosthetic based grants supported by the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and the Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2). Dr. Gerschutz obtained her Ph.D. in Engineering, M.S. in Engineering, and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Wright State University.
Dr. Maria Gerschutz Research Interest
-Lower limb prosthetics
-Prosthetic patient outcomes
-Prosthetic suspension systems with an emphasis on vacuum suspension
-Prosthetic socket interface material