Assistant Professor

Stephanie Cone, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

STAR Campus
540 S. College Avenue, Ste 201K
Newark DE, 19713

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  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2022, University of Wisconsin
  • PhD Biomedical Engineering, 2019, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina
  • BS Biomedical Engineering, 2014, University of Arkansas


  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
  • Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation


Dr. Stephanie Cone studies the structure-function relationship that exists in tendons and ligaments with a special interest in changes in this relationship during growth and following injury. Dr. Cone’s work spans scales from sub-tissue to whole-body and incorporates models ranging from computational models to pre-clinical animal and human studies. Her work aims to improve age-specific orthopaedic interventions for knee and ankle injuries in pediatric populations by developing targeted surgical plans and improving post-operative assessments.


For a complete publication list, check Dr. Cone’s Google Scholar.

SG Cone, RH Barnes, D Howe, LA Fordham, MB Fisher, JT Spang. “Age- and sex-specific differences in ACL and ACL bundle size during adolescent growth.” Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2022; 40(7): 1613-1620.

DG Schmitz, DG Thelen, SG Cone. “A Kalman filter approach for estimating tendon wave speed from skin-mounted accelerometers.” Sensors. 2022; 22(6):2283.

SG Cone, JA Piedrahita, JT Spang, MB Fisher. “In situ stiffness increases during skeletal growth but decreases following partial and complete anterior cruciate ligament injury.” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2019; 141(12).

SG Cone, EP Lambeth, H Ru, LA Fordham, JA Piedrahita, JT Spang, MB Fisher. “Biomechanical function and size of the anteromedial and posterolateral bundles of the ACL change differently with skeletal growth in the pig model.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2019; 477(9): 2161.