Travis Turnbull
  • Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Education: Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Notre Dame; B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University

Travis Turnbull,

PhD

Deputy Director | Sr. Engineer/Scientist

Travis Turnbull is a mechanical engineer with a passion for orthopaedic research and was recruited to join the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in 2013. He proudly serves as the Deputy Director of the Department of BioMedical Engineering and also enjoys a strong presence in hands-on research activities as Sr. Engineer/Scientist. His diverse set of skills affords him the ability to creatively approach and solve problems associated with the improvement and/or rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Turnbull and his colleagues in the BME Department study current and emerging clinical questions/challenges by conducting high-quality, translational research that informs the domestic and international orthopaedic sports medicine communities.

Dr. Turnbull earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors. He completed graduate studies while conducting biomechanics research in the Mechanical Engineering PhD program at the University of Notre Dame. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and two sons and the opportunity to live, work, and play in the Rocky Mountains.

AWARDS
Cabaud Memorial Award 2017
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award 2017
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

Best Scientific Exhibit 2017
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Excellence in Research Award 2016
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award 2015
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

First Place Poster – PhD Student Poster Competition 2010
Summer Bioengineering Conference (ASME SBC)

Distinguished Engineering Student Award 2008
Texas Tech University College of Engineering

Mortar Board Honor Society Member 2008
Texas Tech chapter of the Mortar Board Honor Society

SERVICE
American Journal of Sports Medicine – Reviewer 2014+
Education and Public Outreach Committee (EPOC) – Member 2014+
Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor 2014+
Eagle Bible Church – Member/Adult Sunday School Teacher 2014+

A citation list of up-to-date publications is available on PubMed.

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