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Mohamed Mahfouz

Mohamed Mahfouz



Chair, Career Development Professor & Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Chair, Career Development Professor & Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Biomedical Engineering Program Coordinator, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Co-Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Director of Research, Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research, Denver, Co
Senior Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge
Center Technical Director, Joint University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Musculoskeletal Research Center

Technical Director, Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Denver, CO

Project Engineering Manager (1998-99), Project Leader (1998-99), Technical Leader (1997-98) Ratheon -- Automated Systems Division, Englewood, CO

I/T Architect, Advisory I/T Specialist, IBM, Denver, CO

Senior Software Engineer, AL EMARA Consulting Services--Medical Information Systems Division, Cairo, Egypt

Research Engineer, National Research Center of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt


  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Medical imaging and enhancement
  • Surgical navigation
  • Advanced visualization
  • Orthopedic dynamic modeling
  • 3D bone and tissue reconstruction
  • Vascular computational fluid dynamics
  • Engineering analysis of surgical techniques and outcomes
  • Anthropomorphic classification


PhD, 2002, Colorado School of Mines, CO

MSEE, 1997, University of Denver, CO

MSBME, 1992, Cairo University, Egypt

BSBME, 1987, Cairo University, Egypt

Professional Service

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • IEEE Controls Systems Society
  • IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA)

The Knee Society

Topical Conference BioWireleSS Chair, Radio and Wireless Week Steering Committee, 2012

Member of Wireless Localization Committee, Radio and Wireless Week, 2012

Conference Chair, Technical Program Committee Chair, IEEE Topical Conference on Biomedical Radio and Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems, Phoenix, Arizona, 2011

Awards and Recognitions

  • UT College of Engineering Research Fellow, 2007, 2011
  • Career Development Professor, College of Engineering, 2008-2017
  • B. Ray Thompson Sr. Professor in Mechanical Engineering Award, 2006


Mahfouz, Abdel Fatah, Bowers, Scuderi, “A New Method for Calculating Femoral Anterior Cortex Point Location and Its Effect on Component Sizing and Placement,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 473, no. 1, pp. 126-132, 2014.

Abdel Fatah, Shirley, Jantz, Mahfouz, “Improving Sex Estimation from Crania Using a Novel Three-dimensional Quantitative Method,” Journal of Forensic Science, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 590-600, 2014.

Wu, Abdel Fatah, Mahfouz, “Fully Automatic Initialization of 2D-3D Medical Image Registration Using Hybrid Classifier,” Journal of Medical Imaging, “Accepted.”

Zingde, Leszko, Sharma, Mahfouz, Komistek, Dennis. “In Vivo Determination of Cam-Post Engagement in Fixed and Mobile-bearing TKA.” 2013 Knee Society Proceedings (also published in CORR 472.1(2014): 254-62. EPub 2013 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3257-3

Sharma A, Dennis DA, Zingde SM, Mahfouz MR, Komistek RD: “Femoral Condylar Contact Points Start and Remain Posterior in High Flexing Patients”. J Arthroplasty 2014; 29(5): 945-949.

Meccia, Komistek, Mahfouz, Dennis, “Abnormal Axial Rotations in TKA Contribute to Reduced Weightbearing Flexion Knee,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 472, no. 1, pp. 248-253, 2014.

Qu, Islam, Mahbub, Randall, To, Mahfouz, “An Energy-efficient Reconfigurable Analog-to-digital Converted for Orthopedic Implants,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 78, no. 1, pp. 233-243, 2014.

Islam, Fathy, Wang, Kuhn, Mahfouz, “Hassel-free Vitals,” IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 525-533, 2014.

Cheng, Carr, Wong, Sharma, Mahfouz, Komistek. Altered Spinal Motion in Low Back Pain Associated with Lumbar Strain and Spondylosis. Evid Based Spine Care J 4(2013):6-12.

Sharma, Dennis, Zingde, Mahfouz, Komistek. “Femoral Condylar Contact Points Start and Remain Posterior in High Flexing Patients.” Journal of Arthroplastyorg/10.1016/j.arth.2013.09.037 Epub 2013 Oct 1.

Abdel Fatah, Shirley, Jantz, Mahfouz, “Improving Sex Estimation from Crania Using a Novel Three-dimensional Quantitative Method,” Journal of Forensic Science, 2013.

G. To, M. Mahfouz, "Quaternionic Attitude Estimation for Robotic and Human Motion Tracking Using Sequential Monte Carlo Methods with von Mises-Fisher and Non Uniform Densities Simulations", IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., May 2013

Johnson, Mahfouz, Battaglia, Sharma, Cheng, Komistek, "Clinical and statistical correlation of various lumbar pathological conditions," Journal of Biomechanics, 46(4): 683-8, 2013.

Mahfouz. “Three-Dimensional Morphology of the Knee.” Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee, 5th Edition. New York: Elsevier. 2012.

Mahfouz, Kuhn, To. “The Future of Ultra Wideband Systems in Medicine: Orthopedic Surgical Navigation.” Novel Applications of the UWB Technologies. Ed. Boris I. Lembrikov. Rijeka: InTech, 2011. 275-316.

Mahfouz, Abdel Fatah, Smith Bowers, Scuderi, “Three-dimensional Morphology of the Knee Reveals Ethnic Differences,”Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 470.1(2011):172-85.

Mahfouz, To, Kuhn, “No Strings Attached,” IEEE Microwave Magazine, 12.7(2011):S34-S48, 2011.

Sylvester, Mahfouz, Kramer, “The Effective Mechanical Advantage of A.L. 129-1a for Knee Extension,” The Anatomical Record, 294. 9(2011):1486-1499.

Pal, Mahfouz, Komistek, Rullkoetter, “Comparison of In Vivo Contact Positions for PS and PCR TKA Implants Using Lowest Point and Full-Contact Techniques,” International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 5.2-3(2011):229-246.

Sharma, Komistek, Mahfouz, “In Vivo Kinematics Evaluation in Flexion of Patients Implanted with Primary TKA,” Techniques in Knee Surgery, 10.2(2011):66–72.

Blumenfeld, Glaser, Bargar, Langston, Mahfouz, Komistek, “In Vivo Assessment of Total Hip Femoral Head Separation from the Acetabular Cup During 4 Common Daily Activities,” Orthopedics, 34.6(2011):127.

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