Ana Barbir

Senior Consultant / Ph.D. / London / Bristol


Dr. Barbir holds a B.S.E. degree in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Her Master’s and Ph.D. coursework focused on methods and mathematical modeling in impact biomechanics, pathophysiology of pain, and multiscale modeling while her research included impact biomechanics of the lower limb and spinal biomechanics and disc degeneration.

Dr. Barbir’s experience has included multiple aspects of impact biomechanics, orthopedic, spinal biomechanics, lower limb joint biomechanics, ergonomics and motor control of the upper body. She has a significant publication record addressing basic, applied, and clinical orthopedic topics and has performed collaborative research within academia and industrial institutions. She provided technical support to vehicle manufacturers during occupant safety system development by building computer models of occupant motions which predicted injury potential. She has performed biomechanical analyses on human subjects, animal models, tissue specimens and human surrogates and used mathematical modeling as well as built physical devices to aid in experimental set up.

Education and Certifications

  • Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.: University of Vermont
  • Biomedical Engineering, M.S.: Wayne State University
  • Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E.: Duke University