Injury Biomechanics; Orthopedic Devices

Courses Taught




MEE 2305

Measurements & Dynamics Laboratory


MEE 3301

Machine Theory and Design


MEE 4405

Vibrations Laboratory


MEE 4405

Vibrations and Controls Laboratory


ENGT 4342

Machine Elements


ENGR 2332

Engineering Dynamics


ENGR 5117

Experimental Methods


Selected Publications

  • Karchner, J.P., Yousefi, F., Bitman, S.R., Darvish, K., & Pleshko, N. (2018). Non-Destructive Spectroscopic Assessment of High and Low Weight Bearing Articular Cartilage Correlates with Mechanical Properties. Cartilage. doi: 10.1177/1947603518764269

  • Assari, S. & Darvish, K. (2018). Brain tissue material and damage properties for blast trauma. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 3. doi: 10.1115/IMECE201888419

  • Darvish, K., Chen, Z.W., Phan, M., & Pasang, T. (2018). Selective laser melting of Co-29Cr-6Mo alloy with laser power 180–360 W: Cellular growth, intercellular spacing and the related thermal condition. Materials Characterization, 135, pp. 183-191. doi: 10.1016/j.matchar.2017.11.042

  • Tyburski, A.L., Cheng, L., Assari, S., Darvish, K., & Elliott, M.B. (2017). Frequent mild head injury promotes trigeminal sensitivity concomitant with microglial proliferation, astrocytosis, and increased neuropeptide levels in the trigeminal pain system. Journal of Headache and Pain, 18(1). doi: 10.1186/s10194-017-0726-1

  • Konh, B., Honarvar, M., Darvish, K., & Hutapea, P. (2017). Simulation and experimental studies in needle–tissue interactions. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 31(4), pp. 861-872. doi: 10.1007/s10877-016-9909-6

  • Greenhill, D.A., Abbasi, P., Darvish, K., & Star, A.M. (2017). Broach Handle Design Changes Force Distribution in the Femur During Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 32(6), pp. 2017-2022. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.12.031

  • Chen, Z.W., Phan, M., & Darvish, K. (2017). Grain growth during selective laser melting of a Co–Cr–Mo alloy. Journal of Materials Science, 52(12), pp. 7415-7427. doi: 10.1007/s10853-017-0975-z

  • Kermani, G., Hemmasizadeh, A., Assari, S., Autieri, M., & Darvish, K. (2017). Investigation of inhomogeneous and anisotropic material behavior of porcine thoracic aorta using nano-indentation tests. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 69, pp. 50-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.12.022

  • Gutowski, C.J., Darvish, K., Ilyas, A.M., & Jones, C.M. (2017). Interosseous Ligament and Transverse Forearm Stability: A Biomechanical Cadaver Study. Journal of Hand Surgery, 42(2), pp. 87-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.11.013

  • Pimstill, C.W., Patrick, E., Buhrman, J., & Darvish, K. (2017). Air force research laboratory: HIA & VDT fast running finite element model (FEM) development & validation: Hybrid-ILL 50th auto & aero manikins. Proceedings - Annual SAFE Symposium (Survival and Flight Equipment Association), 2017-October, pp. 152-162.

  • Chen, Z.W., Darvish, K., & Pasang, T. (2017). Effects of laser power on track profile and structure formation during selective laser melting of CoCrMo alloy. Materials Science Forum, 879, pp. 330-334. doi: 10.4028/

  • Agah, M.R., Laksari, K., Assari, S., & Darvish, K. (2017). Mechanical behavior of porcine thoracic aorta in physiological and supra-physiological intraluminal pressures. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 231(4), pp. 326-336. doi: 10.1177/0954411917695577

  • Darvish, K., Chen, Z.W., & Pasang, T. (2016). Reducing lack of fusion during selective laser melting of CoCrMo alloy: Effect of laser power on geometrical features of tracks. Materials and Design, 112, pp. 357-366. doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.09.086

  • Ghodsi, H. & Darvish, K. (2016). Characterization of the viscoelastic behavior of a simplified collagen micro-fibril based on molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 63, pp. 26-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.06.006

  • Kawata, K., Rubin, L.H., Lee, J.H., Sim, T., Takahagi, M., Szwanki, V., Bellamy, A., Darvish, K., Assari, S., Henderer, J.D., Tierney, R., & Langford, D. (2016). Association of football subconcussive head impacts with ocular near point of convergence. JAMA Ophthalmology, 134(7), pp. 763-769. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.1085

  • Rastgar-Agah, M., Laksari, K., Assari, S., & Darvish, K. (2016). Mechanical Instability of Aorta due to Intraluminal Pressure. International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 8(1). doi: 10.1142/S1758825116500022

  • Ghodsi, H. & Darvish, K. (2015). Investigation of mechanisms of viscoelastic behavior of collagen molecule. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 51, pp. 194-204. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.07.015

  • Gutowski, C., Darvish, K., Liss, F.E., Ilyas, A.M., & Jones, C.M. (2015). Use of High-Speed X ray and Video to Analyze Distal Radius Fracture Pathomechanics. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 46(4), pp. 571-576. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2015.06.015

  • Laksari, K., Assari, S., Seibold, B., Sadeghipour, K., & Darvish, K. (2015). Computational simulation of the mechanical response of brain tissue under blast loading. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 14(3), pp. 459-472. doi: 10.1007/s10237-014-0616-2

  • Gutowski, C.J., Darvish, K., Ilyas, A.M., & Jones, C.M. (2015). Comparison of crossed screw versus plate fixation for radial neck fractures. Clinical Biomechanics, 30(9), pp. 966-970. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.07.001

  • Hemmasizadeh, A., Tsamis, A., Cheheltani, R., Assari, S., D'Amore, A., Autieri, M., Kiani, M.F., Pleshko, N., Wagner, W.R., Watkins, S.C., Vorp, D., & Darvish, K. (2015). Correlations between transmural mechanical and morphological properties in porcine thoracic descending aorta. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 47, pp. 12-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.03.004

  • Darvish, K., Pourtakdoust, S.H., & Assadian, N. (2015). Linear and nonlinear control strategies for formation and station keeping of spacecrafts within the context of the three body problem. Aerospace Science and Technology, 42, pp. 12-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2014.12.030

  • Laksari, K., Sadeghipour, K., & Darvish, K. (2014). Mechanical response of brain tissue under blast loading. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 32, pp. 132-144. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.12.021

  • Keshner, E.A., Slaboda, J.C., Day, L.L., & Darvish, K. (2014). Visual conflict and cognitive load modify postural responses to vibrotactile noise. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 11(1). doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-11-6

  • Datla, N.V., Konh, B., Koo, J., Choi, D., Yu, Y., Dicker, A.P., Podder, T.K., Darvish, K., & Hutapea, P. (2014). Polyacrylamide phantom for self-actuating needle-tissue interaction studies. Medical Engineering and Physics, 36(1), pp. 140-145. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2013.07.004