Dr. Marnie M. Saunders

Dr. Marnie M. Saunders

Title: Associate Dean Grad School, Professor
Dept/Program: Biomedical Engineering
Office: Leigh Hall 521 (Lab Olson 319-320)
Phone: 330-972-6590
Email: mms129@uakron.edu
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Dr. Saunders joined the UA faculty in 2010. She is a proud Zip class of '91, '94, and '98. She is currently serving as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. She has been continuously, externally funded since 2002, including NIH K25 and NSF CAREER Awards. Her total funding as a PI and Co-PI currently exceeds $8.7 million.  Dr. Saunders is the author of Mechanical Testing for the Biomechanical Engineer: A Practical Guide. Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science, Morgan and Claypool Publishing.


Orthopaedic biomechanics, bone biomechanics, bone cell mechanobiology, lab-on-a-chip and organ-on-a-chip platforms


  • Post-Doc, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2000
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron, 1998
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron, 1994
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, 1991


Tools for Biomedical Engineering, Experimental Techniques in Biomechanics, Bone Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Freshman Design, Mechanics of Biological Tissues