Kurt E. Beschorner - Assistant Professor



Contact Information

Office Address: EMS 1042D
3200 North Cramer Street
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: 414-229-6403
Fax: 414-229-6958
Email: beschorn@uwm.edu

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 784
Department of Materials Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201

 

Education

Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2008.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 2004.

Research Interests

  • Whole-body Biomechanics
  • Tribology
  • Ergonomics
  • Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls Accidents
  • Slip Resistant Shoe and Floor Designs
  • Prevention of Falls in Older Adults

Selected Journal Publications

  • K.E. Beschorner, M.R. Lovell, C.F. Higgs III, M.S. Redfern, 2008, Modeling mixed-lubrication of a shoe-floor interface applied to a pin-on-disk apparatus, Tribology Transactions, accepted February 5, 2009, in press.
  • K.E. Beschorner, M.R. Lovell, C.F. Higgs III, 2009, Solutions of Reynolds equation in polar coordinates applicable to non-symmetric entrainment velocities, Journal of Tribology 131 (3), 034501.
  • K.E. Beschorner, R.C. Cham, 2008, Impact of joint torques on heel acceleration at heel contact, a contributor to slips and falls. Ergonomics 51 (12), 1799-1813.
  • K.E. Beschorner, M.S. Redfern, W.L. Porter, R.E. Debski, 2007, Effects of slip testing parameters on measured coefficient of friction. Applied Ergonomics 38 (6), 773-80.

Selected Conference Publications

  • K.E. Beschorner, R. McGowan, M.S. Redfern, P.J. Sparto, R.C. Cham, 2009, Effect of Visual Perturbations and Dual Task on Treadmill Walking of Older and Younger Adults, American Society of Biomechanics, State College, PA, August 26-29, 2009.
  • K.E. Beschorner, M.R. Lovell, C.F. Higgs III, M.S. Redfern, 2008, A mixed-lubrication model for shoe-floor friction applied to pin-on-disk apparatus, ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, Miami, FL, October 20-22, 2008.
  • K.E. Beschorner, C.F. Higgs III, M.R. Lovell, 2008, Derivation of Reynolds equation in cylindrical coordinates applicable to pin-on-disk and CMP, ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, Miami, FL, October 20-22, 2008.
  • K.E. Beschorner, M.S. Redfern, P.N. Sandrian, R.C. Cham, 2008, Do vestibular inputs trigger upper body responses during a slip?, North American Congress on Biomechanics, Ann Arbor, MI, August 5-9, 2008.
  • K.E. Beschorner, M.R. Lovell, C.F. Higgs III, M.S. Redfern, 2008, Modeling shoe-floor-contaminant friction applied to pin-on-disk apparatus, International Ergonomics Association- Slips Trips and Falls Symposium, Nottingham, UK, April 1-3, 2008.