Daniel Romanyk, PhD, PEng.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
Area of Study / Keywords
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/orthobiotesting/ Biomechanics And Biomedical Engineering Testing Biomaterials Mechanics And Materials Elasticity And Solid Mechanics Experimental Mechanics
- 2016 – 2018 Research Faculty Service Officer: School of Dentistry, University of Alberta
- 2014 – 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow: School of Dentistry, University of Alberta
- 2008 – 2014 PhD Mechanical Engineering: University of Alberta
- 2005 – 2008 BSc Mechanical Engineering: University of Alberta
Primary research interests include:
- Fundamental mechanical characterization and modeling of the response of natural dental biomaterials to applied loading, namely the periodontal ligament and cranial suture tissues
- In vitro biomechanical simulation and design of orthodontic appliances and treatment methods (link to Orthodontic Biomechanics Testing and Development Group provided)
- Characterization of synthetic dental biomaterials such as resin based composites and restorative ceramics
Design procedures, theories of failure, material selection, design for fatigue, creep and relaxation, selection of gears and bearings and application of computer-aided design software. Prerequisite: MEC E 260 and 265, MAT E 202 and CIV E 270. Corequisite: MEC E 362.
Computer modelling in mechanical engineering. Simulation of mechanisms. Stress analysis and heat transfer using commercial software. Emphasis is on numerical model design including testing and verification methods, and the critical interpretation of the computed results. Credit cannot be obtained in both MEC E 468 and 568. Prerequisites: MEC E 265, 362, 370 or 371, 380, 390.