Dordt College News

Biomedical engineer to speak at Dordt College Friday night

November 12, 2008


The Dordt College Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will host a lecture by Dr. Matt Dressler on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Science and Technology Center lecture hall S108. This presentation is open to the public, with dessert and refreshments provided.

Dressler will speak on biomedical engineering with the topic “Restoring Motion and Joy through Total Joint Replacement.” He is currently a research and design engineer at Depuy Orthopaedics in Warsaw, Indiana, and will discuss the challenges and opportunities of work in this field.

Dressler’s job title is Research Project Engineer, which means he researches new designs and materials for total knee replacement, and evaluates the wear properties of products in long-term laboratory simulations to satisfy FDA regulations. He is also coordinating efforts to develop a computer model for predicting wear that can help inform implant design at early stages.

Dressler earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and went on to graduate study at the University of Cincinnati, where his doctoral research in biomedical engineering concentrated on restoring biomechanical function to injured tissue.

After receiving his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics/Biomechanics in 2004, Dr. Dressler moved to Sioux Center, where he taught a variety of courses in the engineering department at Dordt College from 2004 to 2007.

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