- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2021
- B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Baylor University, 2017
- 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
- Orthopedic Research Society (ORS)
- American Socitey of Biomechanics (ASB)
- Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Dr Hall's focuses on improving human performance through implanted devices and external mechanical intervention. He has expertise throughout the development and testing phases of assistive devices intended for enhancing biomechanical 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 and 3D CAD modeling. 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.