Research Overview


  • Study the effects of blast waves or pressure pulses on a human head with and without a protective helmet (experiments and simulation)
  • Develop a multiscale constitutive model of helmet, skull, and brain based on experiments and modeling. Simulate the effect of pressure and impact loading on deformation and damage.
  • Culture cells, e.g., glial; characterize their dynamic behavior, and study the change in their functional and mechanical responses.