Dr. Gregory Wohl

Dr. Gregory WohlDr. Gregory Wohl is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University and is a member of the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Wohl¹s research interests include biomechanics of musculoskeletal systems, bone adaptation to mechanical stimuli and injury, and interface behaviour between tissues and surgical instruments in minimally invasive surgery and surgical robotics.

Prior to joining McMaster in 2007, Dr. Wohl was a post-doctoral fellow and senior scientist in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis where he studied molecular biology of bone repair to fatigue injury; and a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta where he studied the influence of parathyroid hormone on the mechanical properties of newly formed bone.

Dr. Wohl received his MSc and PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary where he studied the effects of high fat diet on bone mechanical properties and the effects of freezing storage on the incorporation of bone and cartilage grafts for surgical joint repair. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Manufacturing from the University of Calgary. Dr. Wohl is a member of Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB), International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and a licensed member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).