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Steven Rowson Jr

Research Assistant Professor


Education

Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Biomedical Engineering, 2011

M.S., Virginia Tech, Biomedical Engineering, 2008

B.S., Rowan University, Mechanical Engineering, 2006

Research Interests

Injury and Impact Biomechanics

Brain Injury

Skull Fracture

Sports-Related Injury Biomechanics

Protective Design

Safety Evaluation Systems

Journal Publications

Rowson, S. and S. M. Duma. Development of the star evaluation system for football helmets: Integrating player head impact exposure and risk of concussion. Ann Biomed Eng. 39:2130-40, 2011.

Rowson, S., J. G. Beckwith, J. J. Chu, D. S. Leonard, R. M. Greenwald and S. M. Duma. A six degree of freedom head acceleration measurement device for use in football. J Appl Biomech. 27:8-14, 2011.

Duma, S. M. and S. Rowson. Past, present, and future of head injury research. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 39:2-3, 2011.

Cormier, J., S. Manoogian, J. Bisplinghoff, S. Rowson, A. Santago, C. McNally, S. Duma and J. Bolte. The tolerance of the maxilla to blunt impact. J Biomech Eng. 133:064501, 2011.

Cormier, J., S. Manoogian, J. Bisplinghoff, S. Rowson, A. Santago, C. McNally, S. Duma and J. t. Bolte. The tolerance of the frontal bone to blunt impact. J Biomech Eng. 133:021004, 2011.

Crisco, J. J., B. J. Wilcox, J. G. Beckwith, J. J. Chu, A. C. Duhaime, S. Rowson, S. M. Duma, A. C. Maerlender, T. W. McAllister and R. M. Greenwald. Head impact exposure in collegiate football players. J Biomech. 2011.

Kimpara, H., Y. Nakahira, M. Iwamoto, S. Rowson and S. Duma. Head injury prediction methods based on 6 degree of freedom head acceleration measurements during impact. International Journal of Automotive Engineering. 2:13-9, 2011.

Rowson, S., C. McNally and S. M. Duma. Can footwear affect achilles tendon loading? Clin J Sport Med. 20:344-9, 2010.

Cormier, J., S. Manoogian, J. Bisplinghoff, S. Rowson, A. Santago, C. McNally, S. Duma and J. Bolte Iv. The tolerance of the nasal bone to blunt impact. Ann Adv Automot Med. 54:3-14, 2010.

Cormier J, Manoogian S, Bisplinghoff J, Rowson S, Santago A, McNally C, Duma S, Bolte J, Biomechanical response of the human face and corresponding biofidelity of the FOCUS headform, SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Mech. Syst, 3(1):842-859, 2010.

Shain, K. S., M. L. Madigan, S. Rowson, J. Bisplinghoff and S. M. Duma. Analysis of the ability of catcher's masks to attenuate head accelerations on impact with a baseball. Clin J Sport Med. 20:422-7, 2010.

Rowson, S., G. Brolinson, M. Goforth, D. Dietter and S. M. Duma. Linear and angular head acceleration measurements in collegiate football. J Biomech Eng. 131:061016, 2009.

Rowson, S., D. E. McNeely, P. G. Brolinson and S. M. Duma. Biomechanical analysis of football neck collars. Clin J Sport Med. 18:316-21, 2008.

Takhounts, E. G., S. A. Ridella, V. Hasija, R. E. Tannous, J. Q. Campbell, D. Malone, K. Danelson, J. Stitzel, S. Rowson and S. Duma. Investigation of traumatic brain injuries using the next generation of simulated injury monitor (simon) finite element head model. Stapp Car Crash J. 52:1-31, 2008.

    Steve Rowson

  • srowson@vt.edu
  • Center for Injury Biomechanics
    120 Kelly Hall, 325 Stanger Street, Mail Code 0194
    Blacksburg, Virginia 24060