Dr. Kayt Frisch
Associate Professor of Engineering & Physics
Phone: (712) 722-6306
B.S.E. in Engineering with a Mechanical concentration, Calvin College, 2006
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madision, 2009
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
Dr. Frisch has worked on research projects studying various aspects of the biomechanics of the human body, including using ultrasound to quantify the mechanical properties and function of tendon, using CT imaging to monitor regional lung expansion, and using video analysis to study how chest protectors affect commotio cordis. She has been a research fellow in FUTURE in Biomedicine program at the University of Iowa. Dr. Frisch brings her interest in biomechanics to the classroom in the engineering and physics courses that she teaches. She teaches primarily solid mechanics courses for the mechanical/biomedical engineering program (statics & dynamics, mechanics of materials, machine design and biomechanics) as well as introductory (algebra-based) physics for life-sciences majors. She also mentors student research projects throughout the year.
Dr. Frisch is interested in the mechanical behavior of the human body. She is particularly interested in ways to use imaging techniques (video and motion capture, ultrasound, CT, etc) to quantify the mechanical behavior of biological tissues. She is also interested in the role of technology in education and our society, exploring how our use of technology changes how we act and who we are.