Dr. Christine Buckley teaches in both the biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering programs. An expert in biomaterials, orthopedic implants, and tissue engineering, she also is a faculty member for the Joint Replacement Surgeons of Indiana Research Foundation, and has previously worked for LifeCell Corporation and Regeneration Products. Dr. Buckley is actively involved in Rose-Hulman’s outreach activities to promote K-12 STEM education, serving as affiliate director for Project Lead The Way.


  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1994
  • MS, Northwestern University, 1990
  • BS, Duke University, 1988

Research Interests

  • Study of the mechanical conditions in bone surrounding total joint prostheses
  • LifeCell Corporation, biological tissue research
  • Regeneration Products, project engineer, 1998-1999

Teaching Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Orthopedic implants
  • Tissue engineering
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