Matthew B. A. McCullough, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical, Biological, and Bioengineering
Contact: 327 McNair Hall               
Email: mattbm@ncat.eduMcCullough
Ph: (336) 285-3660
Fax: (336) 334-7904

Education and Training

Post Doctoral Fellow Orthopaedic Research, Mayo Clinic
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa   2006
B.S. Industrial Engineering North Carolina A&T State University   2001

Teaching Interest

GEEN 100 Introduction to Engineering and Ethics
BMEN 220 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
BMEN 495, 496 Senior Capstone
BMEN 733 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Research Interest

Musculoskeletal biomechanics, hand/wrist, foot/ankle, soft tissues, finite element analysis (FEA), whole body simulation, ultrasound, MRI, elastography, total joint arthroplasty, arthritis, diabetes, health disparitiesNSF Engineering Research Center, Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, Goal: To develop biodegradable metallic implant materials (


  • McCullough MB, Ringleb SI, Arai K, Kitaoka HB, Kaufman KR. Moment Arms of the Ankle Complex Throughout the Range of Motion.  Accepted for Publication.  Foot and Ankle International (2010)
  • McCullough MB, Domire Z, Reed A, Amin S, Ytterberg S, Chen, Q, An KN.  Evaluation of Muscles Affected by Myositis Using Magnetic Resonance Elastography. Accepted for Publication.  Muscle and Nerve (2010)
  • Shin SH, Jeon IH, Kim HJ, McCullough MB, Yi JH, Cho HS, Park IH.  Articular Surface Area of the Coronoid Process and Radial Head in Elbow Extension: Surface Ratio in Cadavers and a Computed Tomography Study in Vivo. Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume 35(7), 2010, pp1120-1125•    Muraki T, Domire ZJ, McCullough MB, Chen Q, and An KN.  Measurement of Stiffness Changes in Immobilized Muscle Using Magnetic Resonance Elastography. Journal of Clinical Biomechanics 25(5), 2010, pp499-503.
  • Rowe J, Chen Q, Domire ZJ, McCullough MB, Zhan W, An KN.  Effect of Collagen Digestion on the Passive Elastic Properties of Diaphragm Muscle in Rat.  Medical Engineering and Physics 32:1, 2009, pp90-94
  • Hirano T, McCullough M, Kitaoka H, , Ikoma K, Kaufman K. Effect of a Prefabricated Foot Orthosis Upon Posterior Tibial Tendon Work of Friction in a Simulated Flatfoot Model.  Clinical Biomechanics Clinical Biomechanics 24:9, 2009, pp776-80
  • Domire ZJ, McCullough MB, Chen Q, and An KN.  Wave attenuation as a measure of muscle quality as measured by magnetic resonance elastography.  Journal of Biomechanics 42:4, 2009, pp537-40
  • Domire ZJ, McCullough MB, Chen Q, An KN.  Feasibility of Using Magnetic Resonance Elastography to Study the Effect of Aging on Shear Modulus of Skeletal Muscle.  Journal of Applied Biomechanics 25:1, 2009: pp93-97
  • Woodworth JA, McCullough MB, Grosland NM, and Adams BD.  Impact of Restricted PIP Joints on MCP Joint Motion.  Journal of Hand Surgery – American Volume 31:6,  2006; pp940-946
  • Adams BD, Grosland NM, Murphy DM, McCullough M.  Impact of impaired wrist motion on hand and upper-extremity performance. Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume 28:6, 2003; pp 898-903