Sonia Bansal

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Engineering education innovation in biomechanics, biomaterials, orthopedic engineering, and design in BME curricula. Committed to undergraduate and graduate student professional development.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 254 Hudson Hall & Annex, 100 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
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  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2020

Courses Taught

  • BME 221L: Biomaterials
  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication
  • EGR 201L: Mechanics of Solids

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Su, Alvin W., William L. Johns, and Sonia Bansal. “Martial Arts: Orthopaedic Injuries and Related Biomechanics.” The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 32, no. 1 (January 2024): e1–12.
  • Bansal, Sonia, Aaron M. Kyle, Andrew O. Brightman, and Jennifer R. Amos. “Approaches to Address New ABET Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Criteria in Biomedical Engineering Curricula.” Biomedical Engineering Education 3, no. 2 (July 2023): 331–44.
  • Su, Alvin W., Ashutosh Khandha, Sonia Bansal, Jennifer M. Ty, Andrew Baldys, Zachary P. French, and John P. Puccinelli. “Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering Design: An Innovative Duet toward a Better Tomorrow.” Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 5, no. 2 (May 2023): 693–693.
  • Bansal, Sonia, Kyle D. Meadows, Liane M. Miller, Kamiel S. Saleh, Jay M. Patel, Brendan D. Stoeckl, Elisabeth A. Lemmon, et al. “Six-Month Outcomes of Clinically Relevant Meniscal Injury in a Large-Animal Model.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 9, no. 11 (November 2021): 23259671211035444.
  • Xia, Boao, Dong-Hwa Kim, Sonia Bansal, Yongho Bae, Robert L. Mauck, and Su-Jin Heo. “Development of a decellularized meniscus matrix-based nanofibrous scaffold for meniscus tissue engineering.” Acta Biomaterialia 128 (July 2021): 175–85.