Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Eni Halilaj

Source: College of Engineering


Carnegie Mellon University
Mechanical Engineering
5000 Forbes Avenue
Scaife Hall 317
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-2183

Fax: 412-268-3348







I joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall of 2018. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Mobility Big Data Integration to Insight and the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab at Stanford University.

My work focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics in the context of injury and disease. I use medical imaging, motion capture in laboratory settings and natural environments, computational modeling, and machine/statistical learning methods to study the implication of movement mechanics in orthopaedic pathologies, such as osteoarthritis. My goal is to integrate insights from our experimental and computational work in the development of effective rehabilitation strategies aimed at restoring and preserving pain-free mobility. Given the translational emphasis of my research, I collaborate closely with orthopaedic surgeons, musculoskeletal radiologists, and rehabilitation specialists. 


B.A. 2008, Brown University
Ph.D. 2015, Brown University
Postdoc, Stanford University 


List of peer-reviewed publications

Professional Memberships

American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)