Jason Halloran

Scientific Interests and Work

Dr. Halloran’s research interests include computational biomechanics with applications in orthopaedics related device analysis and multiscale tissue mechanics. Specifically, Dr. Halloran’s work has focused on the knee, where he uses computational modeling to predict natural, diseased and implanted mechanics. Implications of this work include assessing modeling capabilities in light of known uncertainties, preclinical testing of devices, and developing the potential for patient-specific analysis.


After earning his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver Dr. Halloran became a postdoctoral fellow in Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic. He subsequently transitioned into a Research Staff position where he also became the Deputy Director of the Computational Biomodeling Core, a fee-for-service consulting group within the Cleveland Clinic. In this capacity Dr. Halloran performed both federally funded biomechanics work and consulted for numerous orthopaedic device companies.

In 2014 Dr. Halloran transitioned into an Assistant Professor position in Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University. There he built an active research group that focused on knee related computational studies while also developing an interest in issues related to small scale tissue mechanics. In August of 2019 Dr. Halloran joined the Applied Sciences Laboratory, Institute for Shock Physics at Washington State University.


  • Ph.D. (Engineering), 2007, University of Denver
  • M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), 2003, University of Denver
  • B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), 2000, University of Denver

Representative Publications

  1. Zaylor, W., Stulberg, B., and Halloran, J., 2019. “Use of Distraction Loading to Estimate Subject-Specific Knee Ligament Slack Lengths”, Journal of Biomechanics, 92, 1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.04.040.
  2. Halloran, J., van Donkelaar, R., Weiss, J., Oomens, C., Sibole, S., Guilak, F., and Erdemir, A., 2012. “Multiscale Mechanics of Cartilage: Potentials and Challenges of Coupling Musculoskeletal, Joint, and Microstructural Models”, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 40(11):2456-74.
  3. Halloran, J., Ackermann, M., Erdemir, A., and van den Bogert, A., 2010. “Concurrent Musculoskeletal Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis Predicts Altered Gait Patterns to Reduce Foot Tissue Loading”, Journal of Biomechanics, 19;43(14):2810-5.