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Timothy Norman

Tim Norman, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Norman was one of the designers and originators of the biomedical engineering minor at Cedarville University. Prior to coming to Cedarville, he served as Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center in the Department of Orthopedics and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University, working in the field of biomedical engineering, including areas of tissue mechanics, implant design, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. In the past he also worked for McDonnell Aircraft Co. in aircraft structural analysis.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University
  • B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University

Scholarly Works

  • The Controlled-Damage Concept in Design of Laminated Composites (Timothy L. Norman) Faculty Dissertations (1989)
  • Falls of Amputees: A Case for Ankle Articulation Prosthesis (Timothy L. Norman) 2006 Annual Fall Scientific Meeting, The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, Inc. (2006)  
  • Alternatives to Autologous Bone Grafting (Timothy L. Norman) Doris Linn Chair in Bioengineering, University of California Davis invited lecture (2002)  
  • Knee Loading Due to Varus and External Rotation in Gait Supports Medial Compartment Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty (Timothy L. Norman, Joel D. Hutchison, Michael R. Gardner, et al.) Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatism (2017)
  • Multifunctional Composites (Timothy L. Norman and C. T. Sun) Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications (2016)

View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons ยป


  • Playing guitar in a praise and worship band
  • U.S. Masters Swimming and USA Triathlon
  • Family time


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Tornadoes Topple Tank Farm

Dr. Tim Norman discusses the possible risk of the tornadoes on fluid tanks in Dayton, Ohio.