Meet Maria Gerschutz
Trine University - Allen School of Engineering & Technology
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Assisting people toward a better life goes beyond classroom
B.S., Master of Science, Ph.D. - Wright State University
After earning my doctorate, I spent five years working for WillowWood, a lower-limb
prosthetic company, leading efforts in research and assisting product development
and testing. As part of my term at WillowWood, I was a two-time recipient of the prestigious
national Thranhardt Award for Prosthetic Research from the American Orthotic and Prosthetic
Association. However, first and foremost, I had the honor to improve the lives of
amputees by providing essential patient outcomes and advancing prosthetic products.
My passion for teaching has drawn me away from industry, and my enthusiasm remains for bettering the lives of others. Since joining Trine University's Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2013, I have been principally involved in enhancing the biomedical engineering program. My focus areas of teaching include introduction to biomedical engineering, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation and dynamics.
Outside teaching, I love spending time with family, especially my four beautiful girls.