BS in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1969
Director of the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory
Professor Hull directs several ongoing research programs in musculoskeletal biomechanics.
Biomechanics of Whole Body Movement
Sports Biomechanics and Equipment Design
Smith, C. K., Chen, J. A., Howell, S. M., and Hull, M. L., 2009, “An in vivo study of the effect of distal femoral resection on passive knee extension,” J Arthroplasty, in press.
Hakansson, N. A., and Hull, M. L., 2009, “Muscle stimulation waveform timing patterns for upper and lower leg muscle groups to increase muscular endurance in functional electrical stimulation pedaling using a forward dynamic model,” IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, 56(9), pp. 2263-2270.
Howell, S. M., Kuznik, K., Hull, M. L., and Siston, R. A., 2008, “Results of an initial experience with custom-fit positioning total knee arthroplasty in a series of 48 patients,” Orthopedics, 31(9), pp. 857-863.
Smith, C., Hull, M. L., and Howell, S. M., 2008, “Roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis methods for determining ten causes of lengthening of a soft-tissue anterior cruciate ligament graft construct,” J Biomech Eng, 130(4), p. 041002.
Chia, H. N., and Hull, M. L., 2008, “Compressive moduli of the human medial meniscus in the axial and radial directions at equilibrium and at a physiological strain rate,” J Orthop Res, 26(7), pp. 951-956.
Koehle, M. J., and Hull, M. L., 2008, “A method of calculating physiologically relevant joint reaction forces during forward dynamic simulations of movement from an existing knee model,” J Biomech, 41(5), pp. 1143-1146.
Pham, A., and Hull, M. L., 2007, “Dehydration rates of meniscus and articular cartilage in vitro using a fast and accurate laser-based coordinate digitizing system,” J Biomech, 40(14), pp. 3223-3229.
Van Sickle, J. R., Jr., and Hull, M. L., 2007, “Is economy of competitive cyclists affected by the anterior-posterior foot position on the pedal?” J Biomech, 40(6), pp. 1262-1267.
Donahue, T. L., Hull, M. L., and Howell, S. M., 2006, “New algorithm for selecting meniscal allografts that best match the size and shape of the damaged meniscus,” J Orthop Res, 24(7), pp. 1535-1543.
Gregersen, C. S., Hull, M. L., and Hakansson, N. A., 2006, “How changing the inversion/eversion foot angle affects the nondriving intersegmental knee moments and the relative activation of the vastii muscles in cycling,” J Biomech Eng, 128(3), pp. 391-398.
Major Research Interests
Causes, treatment and surgical repair, and rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries and disease to the knee; muscle function, neuromuscular control, modeling, and simulation of human movement; sports biomechanics and equipment design with emphasis on cycling both on and off road.