Biomechanics Research at UNO:
Development of a New Antimicrobial 3D Printed Material for Prevention of Infection in Austere Environments
by Dr. Jorge Zuniga
Did you know that UNO is #1 IN THE WORLD in the development and testing of 3D printed prosthetics? It's not Harvard or MIT. It's UNO. Come learn more about it at Engineer's Club with a presentation by Dr. Jorge Zuniga.
Dr. Jorge Zuniga is an assistant professor of biomechanics at UNO. Dr. Zuniga's main research interests include the development of low-cost 3D printed prostheses and 3D printed anatomical models for surgical planning. Dr. Zuniga has authored and co-authored over 70 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Zuniga developed a 3D printed prosthetic hand for children named Cyborg Beast (http://www.cyborgbeast.org). The Cyborg Beast was named one of the best 5 inventions of 2014 by MSN.com.
Dr. Zuniga’s active international collaboration and scholarly productivity led to his nomination as the 2018 “Runner Up” for the Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”) given by the U.S. Department of State.
In the process, Zuniga has become a hero to thousands of kids around the world who need prosthetic hands and upper limbs — and to their families, who often can’t afford the super-expensive standard models. And he’s also helped the University of Nebraska become the strongest force in the world within this sub-area of biomechanics. (https://unoalumni.org/unomag-winter18/helpinghand)