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George Clark Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chair
Since joining Cooper Union in 1988, Dr. Wei has developed Cooper’s Manufacturing and Industrial Robotics Lab, and taught courses in manufacturing engineering, computer-aided design/manufacturing/engineering, industrial robotics, and mobile robotics. More recently, Dr. Wei has expanded his research interests into biomedical engineering and published reports/papers in the areas of arthroplasty instrumentation and replacement knee component design.
Ph.D. (ME), Georgia Institute of Technology M.S. (ME), State University of New York at Buffalo B.S. (ME), National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
N. Wong, C. Wei, P. Walker, Multi-planar visualization of tibial bone density distribution from a tibial CAT scan dataset, Orthopaedic Research Society 2012 Annual Meeting, February 2012.
R. Dell, C. Wei, G. Sidebotham, M. T. Jonsson, and R. Unnþórsson, A Thermoelectric-Based Point of Use Power Generator for Steam Pipes, Geothermal Council (GRC) Transactions, Vol. 35, 2011.
R. Dell, C. Wei, G. Sidebotham, V. Guido, J. Cataldo, R. Unnþórsson, M. T. Jonsson, T. Þórðarson, K. Smolar, and A. Bronfman, Geothermal Heat in Agriculture: Preliminary Results of an Energy Intensive System in Iceland, Geothermal Council (GRC) Transactions, Vol. 35, 2011, also published in Geo-Heat Center Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 3, November 2011.
P. Walker, D. Parakh, M. Chaudhary, C. Wei, Comparison of Interface Stresses and Strains for Onlay and Inlay Unicompartmental Tibial Components, The Journal of Knee Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 109-115, 2011.
R. Forman, M. Balicki, P. Walker, C. Wei, G. Klein, Application of instrumented linkage for TKR surgery, Navigation and MIS in Orthopedic Surgery, Ed. Stiehl James B, KonermannWerner H, Haaker Rolf G and DiGioia Anthony M III, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.
P. Walker, C. Wei, R. Forman, M. Balicki, Development and evaluation of an instrumented linkage system for total knee surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No. 463, pp. 68-73, 2007.
M. Balicki, R. Forman, P. Walker, C. Wei, B. White, G. Klein, Novel navigation technique for jig placement in total knee replacement using an instrumented linkage, Orthopaedic Research Society Transactions Vol. 31, Chicago, IL, March 2006.
P. Walker, C. Wei, R. Forman, M. Balicki, Total knee surgical technique using an instrumented linkage for MIS approaches, Exhibit at AAOS Zimmer Technical Suite, Washington DC, February 25-27, 2005.
P. Walker, C. Wei, R. Forman, Chap. 18: Freehand Navigation for Bone Shaping, Minimally Invasive Total Joint Arthroplasty, ed. W. Hozack, et al, Springer Medizin Verlag Heidelberg, Germany, 2004.
R.E. Forman, P.S. Walker, C. Wei, K. Iesaka, M. Balicki, D.E. Kim, An instrumented linkage navigation system for knee replacement surgery, MIS Meets CAOS, Naples, FL, October 28, 2004.
K. Iesaka, P.S. Walker, R.E. Forman, D.E. Kim, Y.G. Patel, C. Wei, M. Balicki, Accuracy of freehand cutting in simulated total knee surgery, CAOS International, Chicago, IL, June 16-19, 2004.
R.E. Forman, P.S. Walker, C. Wei, H. Haider, M. Balicki, G. Aggarwal, Computer-assisted freehand navigation for TKR, CAOS International, Chicago, IL, June 16-19, 2004.
R.M. Said, P.S. Walker, K. Iesaka, D.E. Kim, C. Wei, Factors influencing flexion in total knee replacement, the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 7-10, 2004.
J. Kim, K. Iesaka, J. Cruickshank, P. Walker, C. Wei, Instrument Navigation System for Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Replacement, Biomedical Engineering Recent Developments, Medical and Engineering Publishers, Inc., 2002.
C. Wei, An Undergraduate Product Realization and Prototyping Workcell, Proceedings of the 1999 ASEE Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 21-23, 1999.
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