Ahmed Alshareef



Ahmed’s interests are in injury biomechanics, specifically brain and spinal injury. He is interested in the intersection of biomechanics and brain injury, as well as creating predictive injury models and safety gear for injurious situations, including recreation, sports, and military. He has previously conducted research in spinal injury and blast TBI, and has experience with multiple computational and modeling programs. In his graduate research, he hopes to address topics related to repetitive concussive injury and long-term effect of TBI.


  • BS in Biomedical Engineering—Duke University

Selected Publications

  • Effect of Spinal Cord Compression on Local Vascular Blood Flow and Perfusion Capacity. PLoS ONE. 2014; 9(9).
  • In vs. Out: Controversies in Shock Tube Blast Experiments. PASS Conference, Cambridge, UK. 2014.
  • Novel Neural Electrodes for Blast Experimentation. BMES, Seattle, WA. Poster presentation. 2013.

Research Interests

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Blast neurotrauma
  • Head and neck sports injuries
  • Computational/finite element modeling


  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

 Other Interests

  • Soccer, basketball, hiking/camping