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Donald Russell

Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Eng.; Associate Dean, Academic - Planning and Policy, Faculty of Engineering and Design

    Email:DonaldRussell@Cunet.Carleton.Ca
    Phone:613-520-2600
    Degrees:B.Eng., T.U.N.S; S.M., Ph.D., (M.I.T.)

    Biography

    Research Interests:

    • Design and Control of Advanced Prosthetic Arms
    • Control and Dynamics of Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices
    • Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury in Skilled Musicians
    • Modelling of Interacting Dynamic Systems

    Research

    Dynamics of mechanical systems; biomechanics; interaction between mecahical and biological systems; prosthetic limbs; biomechanics of piano playing and related injuries; cardiovascular system dynamics; ventricular assist devices; patient simulators.

    Application

    Improved design of prosthetic limbs. Charactrerization of abdominal palpation. Evaluating the relationship between piano technique and the occurance of piano playing related injuries.

    Activities

    President, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society

    Journal Articles

    C. English, and D. Russell (2008), “Representations of Multi-Joint Stiffness for Prosthetic Limb Design,” Mechanism and Machine Theory 43(3): 297-309.