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Current Affiliation: Stanford University
Scott Delp graduated Sum Cum Laude with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University in 1983. He worked in Hewlett Packard’s computer graphics group before beginning graduate school at Stanford University in 1985. Delp received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford and in 1990 joined the faculty of Northwestern University. He returned to Stanford in 1999, and in 2002 became the founding Chairman of Stanford’s Bioengineering Department.
Professor Delp’s work draws on computational mechanics, biomedical imaging, and neuromuscular biology to improve treatments for individuals with physical disabilities. He has led the development of software systems (SIMM and OpenSim) that enable simulation of human and animal movements; these software systems have become the platform for an international collaboration involving hundreds of research centers. Delp invented technology and holds fundamental patents in surgical navigation, microendoscopy, and optogenetics. Delp has received numerous awards for his work, including a National Young Investigator Award from NSF and a Technology Reinvestment Award for which he was honored by President Clinton at the White House. He is currently the James H. Clark Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University.