PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
BS, Biomedical Science. Texas A&M University (1980)
EGR 1301 - Intro to Engineering
EGR 1302 - Introduction to Engineering Analysis
ME 3320 - Strength of Materials
ME 3322 - Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes Lecture and Lab
ME 3323 - Machine Design
ME 3420 - Instrumentation and Measurements Lab
ME 4382 - Selection of Materials and Manufacturing Processes in Design
ME 4344 - Composite Materials
BME 4370 - Biomaterials: Form and Function
BME 5360 - Intro to Biomedical Engineering
NE 4396 - Radiation, Dosimetry, and Health Physics
Graduate Research Opportunities
Biomaterials and Biomechanics
Mechanical Testing of Engineering and Biological Materials
Total Joint Replacement
Engineering education research performed in topical areas of freshmen admission requirements to improve retention, programs to ensure student success and retention to graduation. Biomedical research performed in topical area of biomechanics and biomaterials related to bone, cartilage, total joint replacement, motion capture & biomechanics.
O'Neal D, Skurla C. Developing an enrollment model for evaluating alternative standards for admission into engineering. Proceedings of the 2014 First Year Engineering Experience Conference. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Aug 7-8, 2014.
Skurla C, Jamshidi I. Transition to a new freshman engineering policy. Proceedings of the 2013 First Year Engineering Experience Conference. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Aug 8-9, 2013.
Skurla C, Eisenbarth S. Scholarships for Academic Success program: a final report. Proceeding of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Atlanta, GA. June 23-26, 2013.
Skurla C. Development of a new freshman engineering policy. Proceedings of the 2012 First Year Engineering Experience Conference. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Aug 9-10, 2012.
Van Treuren KW, Skurla C. Inspiring the next generation engineer through a high school summer science research program. Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Gulf Southwest Annual Conference. University of Texas at El Paso, April 4-7, 2012.
Rigby B, Garner BA, Skurla CP. Comparing the pelvis kinematics of able-bodied children during normal gait and when riding a therapeutic horse. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology; 2011; 33 Supplement S: S104-S105.
Kelley JD, Benoit HD, White JD, Abbott-Kirk J, Garner BA, Skurla CP. Comparison of two piano playing methods using motion capture. Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference. Naples, Fl. Jun 16-19, 2010.
Rigby R, Skurla CP, Garner BA. Comparing the pelvis kinematics of able-bodied children during normal gait and when riding a therapeutic horse. Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference. Naples, Fl. Jun 16-19, 2010.
Skurla CP, Morgan DS, Towe CT. The effects of freezing on the circumferential tensile properties of meniscus. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials. San Antonio, TX. Apr 22-25, 2009: 261.
Skurla C., Eisenbarth S. Scholarships for Academic Success program: a preliminary report. Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Austin, TX. June 14-17, 2009: AC 2009-1659.
Zerwekh JE, Geng W, Skurla CT, Odvina CV. Development of an animal model of bisphosphonate-induced severe suppression of bone turnover. Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. September 12-16, 2008. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 2008; 23S1: p Sa511.
Skurla CP, Perera AB, Towe CT , Robertson PR, Healy JL, Kane RR. Development of Photochemical Method for Meniscal Repair: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Biomechanics. 2007; 40: 220-224.
Campbell R, Eisenbarth S, Skurla C. Electronic Content Development for Engineering Distance Learning. Proceedings of the 2007 Frontiers in Education Conference. Session F2D: Distance Learning Delivery Models. Milwaukee, WI. Oct 10-13, 2007.
Skurla C. Self-paced laboratory modules for engineering materials and manufacturing processes laboratory course. Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Session 2464: Introductory Materials Science for the 21st Century. Honolulu, HI. June 24-27, 2007; AC2007-1800.
Skurla C, Eisenbarth S, Campbell R. Development and beta-testing of a distance-learning freshman engineering course series. Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Session 2170: Learning Needs and Educational Success. Honolulu, HI. June 24-27, 2007; AC2007-851.
Skurla CP, James SP. Postmortem retrieved canine THR: femoral and acetabular component interaction. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium in Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, 2004; 40: 255-260.
Skurla CP, James SP. Assessing the Dog as a Model for Human Total Hip Replacement: Analysis of 38 Postmortem Retrieved Canine Cemented Acetabular Components. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 2005; 73-B: 260-270.
Skurla CP, Pluhar GE, Frankel DJ, Egger EL, James SP. Assessing the Dog as a Model for Human Total Hip Replacement: Analysis of 38 Postmortem Retrieved Canine Cemented Femoral Components. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br), 2005; 87-B: 120-127.
Frankel DJ, Pluhar GE, Skurla CP, James SP, Egger EL. Radiographic Evaluation of Mechanically Tested Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty Femoral Components Retrieved Postmortem. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 2004; 17: 216-224.
Skurla C, Thomas B, Bradley WL. Teaching freshman engineering using design projects and laboratory exercises to increase retention. Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Session 1793: Emerging Trends in Engineering Education. Salt Lake City, UT. June 20-23, 2004; 1567.