Dr. Danieli Rodrigues - PI
Danieli Rodrigues received her BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil in 2005. She then joined the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University, Syracuse – NY, receiving her MS in 2007 and PhD in 2010. Her graduate studies focused primarily on investigating orthopedic biomaterials working on two fronts: characterization of corrosion and failure mechanisms of retrieved modular hip implants, and development of acrylic two-solution bone cements for the treatment of spinal compression fractures. From 2010-2012, Dr. Rodrigues worked as Senior Research Engineer in the Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Research Department at Zimmer Inc, Warsaw – IN. As a Research Engineer with the medical device industry, she developed test methods for performance verification of new designs of hip and knee implants and related surgical instrumentation. Dr. Rodrigues joined the Department of Bioengineering at UT Dallas as an assistant professor in July 2012. She founded the BONE lab in December 2012.
In her free time, Dr. Rodrigues enjoys running in the trails and racing long distances.