Gregory W. King, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Missouri - Kansas City




Dr. Greg King is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC), with an appointment in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. King grew up in the Kansas City area, and earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Kansas in 2006. After completing his doctoral studies, he worked for a short time as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center prior to starting at UMKC in 2007.

Dr. King’s research is focused on human musculoskeletal biomechanics, with particular emphasis on kinetic and kinematic characterization of human balance. Applications of this work include fall prevention in older adults as well as study of age- and disease-related deficiencies in balance and mobility. Dr. King teaches graduate-level courses in these areas, as well as traditional mechanical engineering courses at the undergraduate level.

Interested in Research Opportunities?

Dr. King is currently recruiting undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students to work in his laboratory. If you would like to get involved in the interesting and exciting field of biomechanics, please see the opportunities page for more information and required qualifications.