Leineweber, Matthew


Assistant Professor


Preferred: matthew.leineweber@sjsu.edu


Preferred: 408-924-3931

Office Hours

BME-130: Tue 2:00-3:00 PM Thu 3:00-4:00 PM BME-175: Mon 4:30-5:30 PM Thu 5:30-6:30 PM


ENG 233G
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0085


  • B.S. (Mechanical Engineering, University of Portland, Portland, OR)
  • M.S. (Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
  • Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)


Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, SJSU
  • Post-doctoral Scholar (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital, Toronto, Canada)

Honors and Awards

  • MAE Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University)
  • NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
  • MAE Outstanding Service Award (Cornell University)
  • University Scholar (University of Portland)

Teaching Interests

  • Medical Imaging for Engineers (Fall 2017)
  • Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (Fall 2017)
  • Engineering Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Biomechanics
  • Soft tissue mechanics

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Design and evaluation of mobility-assistive technology.
  • Biofeedback in lower-limb prostheses.
  • Computational modeling of prosthetic gait.

Selected Publications

  1. Likitlersuang, J. Leineweber, MJ. Andrysek, J. Evaluating and improving the performance of thin film force sensors within body-device interfaces. Medical Engineering Physics. (Accepted June 2017).
  2. Leineweber, MJ. Andrysek, J. A method for evaluating timeliness and accuracy of volitional motor responses to vibrotactile stimuli. Invited paper. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2016. Aug 2(114).
  3. Leineweber, MJ, Wyss, D. Dufour, S. Gane, C. Zabjek, K. Maltais, DB. Voisin, JIA. Andrysek, J. The effects of acute intense physical exercise on postural stability in children with cerebral palsy. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 33(3):271-82.
  4. Sharma, A. Leineweber, MJ. Andrysek, J. The effects of cognitive load and prosthetic liner on volitional response times to vibrotactile feedback. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 53(4):473-82.
  5. Rogers, E. Leineweber, MJ. Andrysek, J. Analysis of terrain effects on the interfacial force distribution at the hand and forearm during crutch gait. Assistive Technology. 2016 (Epub ahead of Print).
  6. Leineweber, MJ. Gao, Y. Examining the feasibility of applying principal component analysis to detecting localized changes in mechanical properties. Journal of Biomechanics. 2014. 48(2):262-8.
  7. Leineweber, MJ. Stouffer, J. Gao, Y. Quantifying skeletal muscle recovery in a rat injury model using ultrasound imaging. Journal of Biomechanics. 2014. 48(2):379-82.
  8. Leineweber, MJ. Westborn, J. Cochran, A. Choi, J. Gao, Y. Averaging Improves Strain Images of the Biceps-Brachii Using Quasi-Static Ultrasound Elastography. British Journal of Radiology. 2014. 87(1039):Online.
  9. Delos, D. Leineweber, MJ. Chaudhury, S. Alzoobaee, S. Gao, Y. Rodeo, S. The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) on Muscle Contusion Healing in a Rat Model. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014. 42(9): 2067-74.