Dr. Cyr earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, and continued on to earn a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biomechanics and Neural Engineering from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Dr. Cyr also held a Post-Doctoral Research Engineering position at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. During his dissertation, Dr. Cyr studied the motion and forces of human joints and artificial joint implants under activities of daily living, and evaluated the contributions of ligaments, bone, and cartilage to joint constraint under various conditions. Dr. Cyr also worked on a multi-scale computational model of the human knee to accurately predict joint motion, forces, and ligament contribution for daily activities. During his post-doctoral research, Dr. Cyr helped design and construct an advanced high-speed stereo radiography system to study joint mechanics in live subjects, including foot and ankle, knee, hip, and shoulder motions. Dr. Cyr has experience with three-dimensional motion capture and analysis, static and dynamic radiographic imaging, statistical-shape and mathematical modeling, kinematic and kinetic analysis, experimental and clinical research involving cadaveric specimens and live human subjects. Dr. Cyr has completed and instructed advanced coursework in biomechanics, as well as materials engineering, clinical orthopedics, and kinesiology. Dr. Cyr’s academic background, and his experience with experimental research and modeling of the human body, provides a thorough understanding of human physiology, mechanics, biomechanical failure mechanisms, and interaction of the human anatomy with its environment. Currently, he specializes in biomechanics, injury tolerance, and biomechanical failure mechanisms.
- Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Neural Engineering – University of Kansas
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – University of Portland