Alexandra Hammerberg

Recent PhD
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B.S., Material Science & Engineering, Architecture, Columbia University in The City of New York, 2013
M.A., Bioanthropology, University of Washington, 2018
Ph.D. Anthropology: Biological, University of Washington, 2021

Alexandra G. Hammerberg is a matriculated Ph.D. out of the Primate Evolutionary Biomechanics Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Patricia Ann Kramer. Her doctoral research was situated at the intersection between biological anthropology and engineering, with an emphasis on the biomechanics of walking and human gait mechanics. Outside of her doctoral work, her research interests are broad and include how bone acts as a material, biomimetic design, translational research, and orthopaedic devices. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering from Columbia University, a Master of Arts in Bioanthropology from the University of Washington, and a Certification in Computational Statistics for Social Sciences from the University of Washington. She also holds a patent for a novel gradated composite material for impact protection.