Injury Biomechanics; Orthopedic Devices

Courses Taught




MEE 2305

Measurements & Dynamics Laboratory


MEE 4405

Vibrations Laboratory


MEE 4405

Vibrations and Controls Laboratory


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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/

  • 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