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Biomedical engineer

Vijay Kumar Goel, American Biomedical engineer. Achievements include research in lumbar spine, orthopaedics; head, neck and spine injuries. Recipient Volvo award International Society Study of Lumbar Spine, 1981, 90,94; Old Gold fellow, 1983-1984, various doctorandus fellow, 1985-1992; grantee National Institutes of Health, since 1983, AcroMed Corporation, since 1987, Asculap Inc., 1991-1993, and others.


Goel, Vijay Kumar was born on March 5, 1945 in Sangrur, India. Came to the United States, 1979. Son of Radha K. and Laxmi D. (Mittal) Goel.


BME with honors, Panjabi (India) University, 1966. Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Roorkee (India) University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University New South Wales, Australia, 1977.


Assistant professor mechanic engineering, Thapar College Engineering, Patiala, India, 1966-1974;teaching fellow, U. New South Wales, Kensignton, Australia, 1974-1977;assistant professor biomedical engineering, Indian Institute Technology, Hauz Khas, India, 1978-1979;research associate orthopaedics, Yale University, 1979-1982;assistant professor biomedical engineering, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1982-1986;associate professor, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1986-1990;professor othopaedics and biomedical engineering, U. Iowa, Iowa City, since 1990;director biomechanics laboratory II, U. Iowa, Iowa City, since 1988;department chairman biomedical engineering, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1990-1995. Associate director Iowa Spine Research Center, since 1994. Lecturer in field.


  • Achievements include research in lumbar spine, orthopaedics. Head, neck and spine injuries.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Mechanical Machine Design, India, 1974, second edition, 1982. Editor: (with J.N. Weinstein) Biomechanics of the Spine: Clinical and Surgical Perspective, 1989, second edition, 1990. Contributor numerous articles to Journal Insurance Engineers, Journal Biomechanics, Complete Biological Medicine, Journal Biomechanics Engineering, and others.


Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute Medical and Biological Engineering. Member American Society Biomechanics, American Society Engineering Education (Outstanding Educator award 1997), International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine, Orthopaedics Research Society, Cervical Spine Research Society, Council of Chairs biomedical and Bioengring. Undergraduate Programs (chair), Rotary.


Married Shashi Rani Gupta, June 5, 1972. Children: Anuj, Anish.

Radha K. Goel

Laxmi D. (Mittal) Goel

Shashi Rani Gupta

Anuj Goel

Anish Goel