Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2021
  • B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Baylor University, 2017
Professional Honors
  • Outstanding Graduate Student for the MABE Department at UTK, April 2021
  • Outstanding Student for the Biomedical Engineering Department at Baylor, April 2017
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 2016
Professional Affiliations
  • Orthopedic Research Society (ORS)
  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Dr Hall focuses on improving human performance through implanted devices and external mechanical intervention. He has expertise throughout the development, regulatory, and reactive phases of orthopedic implants, medical devices, exoskeletons, and other assistive devices intended for enhancing biomechanical or physiological function. This experience includes mechanical testing of devices, biomechanical testing and analysis in both human and animal models, simulation of human performance, implant design and fabrication, 3D CAD modeling, and additive manufacturing. Dr. Hall's training also includes biomechanical design, coding, machine learning, and control algorithms in the field of biomechatronics from previous research in prosthetics and surgical robotics.

Dr. Hall obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he focused on development and analysis of an implanted total limb prosthesis and a passive shoulder exoskeleton. His work involved device design and prototyping, mechanical testing for failure analysis, motion capture analysis to monitor how devices affected biomechanical function, and both qualitative and quantitative analysis of muscle, bone, and skin tissues. He is proficient in both the experimental design and testing procedures required for biomechanical analysis in both human subjects and various animal models, including rabbit and rat. Additionally, he has considerable expertise in the fabrication of devices and test fixtures, using a wide variety of tools and techniques including additive manufacturing, CNC machining, wire EDM, and hand machining.