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Allison Kinney

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Email: Allison Kinney
Phone: 937-229-5311
Website: Visit Site
Kettering Laboratories Room 365 D

Selected Publications

  • Sample, R.B., K. Jackson, A.L. Kinney, W. Diestelkamp, S. Smoot Reinert, and K.E. Bigelow. 2016. Manual and cognitive dual-tasks contribute to fall-risk differentiation in posturography measures. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. (in press).
  • Serrancolí, G., A.L. Kinney, B.J. Fregly, and J.M. Font-Llangunes. 2016. Neuromusculoskeletal model calibration significantly affects predicted knee contact forces for walking. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 138, no. 8: 081001.
  • De Groote, F., A.L. Kinney, A.V. Rao, and B.J. Fregly. 2016. Evaluation of direct collocation optimal control problem formulations for solving the muscle redundancy problem. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (in press) doi: 10.1007/s10439-016-1591-9.
  • Walker, D.W., A.L. Kinney, T.W. Wright, and S.A. Banks. 2016. How sensitive is the deltoid moment arm to humeral offset changes with RTSA? Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 25, no. 6: 998-1004.
  • Walter, J.P., A.L. Kinney, S.A. Banks, D.D. D’Lima, T.F. Besier, D.G. Lloyd, D.G., and B.J. Fregly. 2014. Muscle synergies may improve optimization prediction of knee contact forces during walking. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 136, no. 2: 021031.
  • Kinney, A.L., T.F. Besier, D.D. D’Lima, and B.J. Fregly. 2013. Update on grand challenge competition to predict in vivo knee loads. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 135, no. 2: 021012.
  • Kinney, A.L., T.F. Besier, A. Silder, S.L. Delp, D.D. D’Lima, and B.J. Fregly. 2013. Changes in in vivo knee contact forces through gait modification. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 31, no. 3: 434-440.
  • Hall (Kinney), A.L., M.G. Bowden, S.A. Kautz, and R.R. Neptune. 2012. Biomechanical variables related to walking performance 6-months following post-stroke rehabilitation. Clinical Biomechanics 27, no. 10: 1017-1022.
  • Hall (Kinney), A.L., C.L. Peterson, S.A. Kautz, and R.R. Neptune. 2011. Relationships between muscle contributions to walking subtasks and functional walking status in persons with post-stroke hemiparesis. Clinical Biomechanics 26, no. 5: 509-515.
  • Peterson, C.L., A.L. Hall (Kinney), S.A. Kautz, and R.R. Neptune. 2010. Pre-swing deficits in forward propulsion, swing initiation and power generation by individual muscles in hemiparetic walking. Journal of Biomechanics 43, no. 12: 2348-2355.

Courses Taught

  • MEE 230 Introduction to Biomechanics
  • MEE 314 Computational Methods
  • MEE 460 Engineering Analysis


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 2005

Professional Activities

  • International Society of Biomechanics – Board Member of the Technical Group on Computer Simulation
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • Society of Women Engineers

Research Interests

  • Improving walking function for individual patients with mobility impairments
  • Developing patient-specific neurorehabilitation treatments
  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Neuromuscular biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation