Dr. Kinda Khalaf received her B.S. (Summa Cum Laude with Distinction) and M.S. (Honors) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University, USA. Her Ph.D., also from OSU, is in Biomechanics/Computational Biomechanics, specializing in Biomaterials, and Dynamic modeling and control. Dr. Khalaf has held faculty appointments in Engineering and Medicine at several prestigious universities including the University of Miami and the American University of Beirut, and currently serves as associate chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. She has numerous publications in the areas of Orthopedic Biomechanics, Computational Biomechanics, biomaterials, and neuromusculoskeletal modeling and control. Dr. Khalaf is on the list of International Who Is Who of Professionals. She has been awarded various awards and honors including the prestigious National Merit Scholar. She is a member of many professional organizations and sits on the board of several respected journals in her field.
Dr. Kinda Khalaf has main research interest on the study of the human neuromusculoskeletal system, particularly focusing on quantitative assessment of human movement and performance, biomechanical modeling, and movement simulation and control. Teaching interests encompass biomechanics, orthopedic biomechanics, computational biomechanics, soft and hard tissue biomaterials, biological systems modeling, robotics, biomedical devices, technologies, and mechanical design.