Andrew R. Kemper

Assistant Professor, VT-CIB Lab Director


Andrew Kemper

Education

B.S., University of Tennessee, Mechanical Engineering, 2003

M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Mechanical Engineering, 2005

Ph.D., Virginia Tech–Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, 2010

Research

Injury & Impact Biomechanics

Automotive Safety

Thoracic Response and Injury Tolerance

Material and Structural Properties of Biological Tissue

Effect of Muscle Activation on Occupant Kinetics and Kinematics

Publications

Kemper, AR. Response Corridors for the Medial-Lateral Compressive Stiffness of the Human Arm: Implications for Side Impact Protection. Accident Analysis and Prevention. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.04.014. (In Press)

Seimetz, CN, Kemper, AR, Duma, SM. An Investigation of Cranial Motion through a Review of Biomechanically Based Skull Deformation Literature. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. DOI:10.1016/j.ijosm.2012.05.001. (In Press)

Manoogian, SJ, Bisplinghoff, JA, Kemper,AR, and Duma, SM. Dynamic Material Properties of Pregnant Human Uterus. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(9): 1724-7, 2012.

Alphonse, VD, Kemper, AR, Strom, BT, Beeman, SM, Duma, SM. Mechanisms of Eye Injuries from Fireworks.  Journal of the American Medical Association. 308(1): 33-4, 2012.

Beeman, SM, Kemper, AR, Madigan, ML, Franck, CT, Loftus SC. Occupant Kinematics in Low-Speed Frontal Sled Tests: Human Volunteers, Hybrid III ATD, and PMHS. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 47: 128-139, 2012.

Kemper, AR, Santago, AC, Stitzel, JD, Sparks, JL, and Duma, SM. Biomechanical Response of Human Spleen in Tensile Loading. Journal of Biomechanics. 45(2): 348-55, 2012.

Beeman, SM, Kemper, AR, Madigan, ML, and Duma, SM. Effects of Bracing on Human Kinematics in Low-Speed Frontal Sled Tests.Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 39(12): 2998-3010, 2012.

Kemper, AR, Kennedy, EA, Stitzel, JD, McNally, C, Manoogian, SJ, and Duma, SM. Reducing Chest Injuries in Automobile Collisions: Rib Fracture Timing and Implications for Thoracic Injury Criteria. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 39(8): 2141-51, 2011.

Duma, SM, Kemper, AR, Stitzel, JD, McNally, C, Kennedy, EA, and Matsuoka, F. Rib Fracture Timing in Dynamic Belt Tests with Human Cadavers. Clinical Anatomy. 24(3): 327-38, 2011.

Kemper, AR, Santago, AC, Stitzel, JD, Sparks, JL, and Duma, SM. Biomechanical Response of Human Liver in Tensile Loading. Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine, 54: 15-26, 2010.

Kemper, AR, Stitzel, JD, McNally, C, Gabler, HC, and Duma, SM. Biomechanical Response of the Human Clavicle: The Effects of Loading Direction on Bending Properties. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 25(2): 165-174, 2009.

Kemper,AC, McNally, C, Kennedy, EA, Manoogian, SJ, and Duma, SM. The Influence of Arm Position on Thoracic Response in Side Impacts. Stapp Car Crash Journal, 52: 379-420, 2008.

Manoogian, SJ, Bisplinghoff, JA, McNally, C, Kemper, AR, Santago, AC, and Duma, SM. Effect of Strain Rate on the Tensile Material Properties of Human Placenta. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131(9), 2009.

Manoogian, SJ, Bisplinghoff, JA, McNally, C, Kemper,AR, Santago, AC, and Duma,SM. Dynamic Tensile Properties of Human Placenta. Journal of Biomechanics, 41 (16): 3436-3440, 2008.

Kemper, AR, McNally, C, Pullins, CA, Freeman, LJ, and Duma, SM. The Biomechanics of Human Ribs: Material and Structural Properties from Dynamic Tension and Bending Tests. Stapp Car Crash Journal, 51: 235-273, 2007.

Kemper, AR, McNally, C, Kennedy, EA, Rath, AL, Ng, TP, Manoogian, SJ, Stitzel, JD, Smith, EP, and Duma, SM. Material Properties of Human Rib Cortical Bone From Dynamic Tension Coupon Testing. Stapp Car Crash Journal, 49: 199-230, 2005.

Bolin, D, Kemper, AR, and Brolinson, PG. Current Concepts in the Evaluation and Management of Stress Fractures. Current Sports Medicine Report, 4(6): 295-300, 2005.

Duma, SM, Hansen, GA, Kennedy, EA, Rath, AL, McNally, C, Kemper, AR, Smith, EP, Brolinson, PG, Stitzel, JD, Davis, MB, Bass, CR, Brozoski, FT, McEntire, BJ, Alem, NM, and Crowley, JS. Upper Extremity Interaction with a Helicopter Side Airbag: Injury Criteria for Dynamic Hyperextension of the Female Elbow Joint. Stapp Car Crash Journal, 48: 155-176, 2004.

   

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