Steven J. Stanhope, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Deputy Provost for Research and Scholarship at the University of Delaware (UD)
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Stanhope is a Professor and Associate Deputy Provost for Research and
Scholarship at the University of Delaware (UD). He received his Ph.D. degree in
1985 from the University of Maryland with concentrations in Biomechanics, Human
Anatomy and Exercise Physiology and his undergraduate degree from Boston
University. Dr. Stanhope holds joint academic appointments in the Departments
of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical
Engineering, and the Biomechanics and Movement Science Interdisciplinary
Graduate Program. He previously served as the interim dean of the College of
Health Sciences (2008-2009) and is the co-founder and chief technology officer
of Intelligent Digital Manufacturing, LLC (2012-2013).
Stanhope currently serves as the Director of the BADER Consortium, a Department
of Defense (DoD) award for the nation-wide advancement of evidence-based
orthopaedic rehabilitation care. In addition, he serves as the Principal Investigator
for Delaware INBRE. He established and directed Delaware’s Supporting
Translational Research in Delaware (STRiDE) initiative (2012-2015) and
established the ongoing BADER Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic (2014) in
partnership with regional care providers. Dr. Stanhope serves as the principal
investigator of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with
the U.S. Army RDECOM, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), Advanced
Design and Manufacturing (ADM) division to explore the use of 3D printing technologies
and advanced materials science for the development of custom dynamic lower leg
Stanhope retired in 2007 from a 22 year career at the National Institutes of
Health (NIH). At the NIH, he served as the founding director of both the
Biomechanics Laboratory (1985-2007) and the Physical Disabilities Branch (2001-2007).
Dr. Stanhope established the Interagency Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Initiative (2003) and research collaborations with Italy, Norway and Brazil. He
directed the technology development and translation of human movement analysis
software that led to the establishment of Visual3D software and C-Motion, Inc.