Interested in joining our group!?

The Musculoskeletal & Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (MOBL) provides several types of opportunities for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as postdoctoral fellows. Please visit our laboratory page to view our research projects and contact Dr. Giambini for any inquiry at hugo.giambini@utsa.edu.

Undergraduate Research

Motivated undergraduate students are invited to contact the P.I. to explore the possibility of doing research in the laboratory. Students will work either in an independent project or together with graduate students or post-doctoral fellows. This is a great opportunity to gain research experience, present at institutional seminars, and at national conferences.

MS Thesis Research

Current Masters students interested in developing a thesis project in the lab should contact Dr. Giambini during the first semester of admission into the program. The applicants’ undergraduate degree must be in engineering, biology, or computer science disciplines. Prospective students should first complete the standard graduate school application (http://aux.coe.utsa.edu/~bmeprogram/).

Ph.D. Research

Prospective students interested in joining the lab as doctoral students should contact Dr. Giambini to discuss the availability of funding. Students should also complete the standard graduate school application (http://aux.coe.utsa.edu/~bmeprogram/).  The lab is always looking for motivated and exciting individuals to join the group. Be aware that a Ph.D. requires being committed to research as it will take 5 years on average to complete after a Bachelor’s degree. Preferably, the undergraduate degree should be either in mechanical or biomedical engineering; however, other disciplines will be considered.  A good understanding and working knowledge of differential equations, matrix algebra, statics, and deformable bodies is preferable. Please direct all questions and inquiries to Dr. Giambini.