Having stepped in as a valued administrator of the Center for Applied Biomechanics, Jason R. Kerrigan is now Deputy Director. He has also started a courtesy appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics.
Professor Kerrigan joined the Center for Applied Biomechanics as a Masters student in January of 2002. After receiving his ME and PhD, he joined the senior professional research staff at CAB as a research scientist and then a senior scientist. In 2014, he expanded his role at CAB and with UVA to include classroom instruction and academic advising as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).
The largest university-based injury biomechanics laboratory in the world, the Center for Applied Biomechanics specializes in impact biomechanics for injury prevention. Started by NHTSA back in 1989, the center now operates out of a 30,000-square-foot facility located in the University of Virginia Research Park. It is recognized as one of the world’s leading research groups in the field, using state-of-the-art equipment to analyze the intricacies of how the human body responds to injury.