Ray Vanderby Jr.
1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WE 53705
Ph: (608) 263-9593
Fax: (608) 265-9144
Dr. Vanderby is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, where he directs the Orthopedic Research Laboratories. He has an affiliate appointment in the Departments of Engineering Physics and Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses entirely on orthopedic issues.
Vanderby is particularly interested in orthopedic tissues (bone, ligament, tendon,
cartilage, etc.). His research explores wound healing or regeneration of these tissues. This
includes equal parts of functional characterization (for example, biomechanics), microstructural
morphology and composition, and the relevant biological sciences (such as cell and molecular
biology, and developmental biology).
Additionally, Dr. Vanderby is interested in the analysis of ultrasonic wave propagation
in these tissues for novel, clinically relevant characterizations. To study these orthopedic
issues, he uses and adapts engineering and biological methods including experimental, analytical, and computational mechanics.