Craig Goehler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Gellersen Hall, Room 209

Curriculum Vitae


B.S. – University of Notre Dame
M.S. – University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. – University of Notre Dame

Courses Taught
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Programming for Mechanical Engineers
  • Fundamentals of Engineering
  • Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Mechanics-Dynamics
  • Mechanisms
  • Senior Design
  • Spatial Manipulators
  • Vibrations Laboratory
Research Interests
  • Biomechanics of human motion
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Dynamics and control
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Mechanism analysis and synthesis
  • Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation
  • Robotic manipulator kinematics
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
Selected Publications
  • Saul, K.R., Goehler, C.M., Vidt, M.E., Daly, M., Velisar, A., and Murray, W.M., 2014, “Benchmarking of Dynamic Simulation Predictions in Two Software Platforms Using an Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Model”, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2014.916698.
  • Honert, E., Aguilar, F., Kozlowski, A., and Goehler, C.M., 2014, “Estimating Upper Extremity Joint Contributions in Functional Motions to Create a Metric for Injury Prevention using OpenSim”, Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July.
  • Knop, L., Rutkowski, D., Lawson, B., and Goehler, C.M., 2014, “Examining the Dampening Effects of Varying Shoe Architecture during Gait”, Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July.
  • (Selected for a Special Scientific Poster Exhibition at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association Orthotic and Prosthetic National Assembly in Las Vegas, NV in September, 2014)
  • Goehler, C.M., and Murray, W.M., 2012, “Computational Development of Jacobian Matrices for Complex Spatial Manipulators”, Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 47, pp. 160-163.
  • Goehler, C.M., and Murray, W.M., 2010, “Using an Anatomically Realistic Three-Dimensional Model of the Thumb to Predict Thumb-Tip Forces Produced by Single Muscles”, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 43, No. 8, pp. 1553-1559