Brandon Perry


Brandon Perry earned a BS in Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) in December of 2012. While studying at UNL, Brandon had the opportunity to combine his passion for anatomy, physiology, and engineering at the University of Nebraska’s Trauma Mechanics Laboratory as an Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA). As a URA, Brandon had the opportunity to work with the world’s largest shock tube – at that time – to study shockwave physics and interactions with the human body. In January 2013, Brandon relocated to Charlottesville as a PhD student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to study underbody blast (UBB). He is currently performing multiscale experiments and finite element analysis in an attempt to better understand foot-ankle-leg injury tolerance and location subject to axial loading.


BS in Biological Systems Engineering, Minor in Biomedical Engineering , University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Selected Publications

  • The Use of Dermestidae in Documenting Underbody Blast Injuries to the Foot-Ankle-Leg Complex. Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2017.
  • Response and Injury of the Human Leg for Axial Impact Durations Applicable to Automotive Intrusion and Underbody Blast Environments. International Journal of Crashworthiness 2017.
  • Role of Helmets in Blast Mitigation: Insights from Experiments on PMHS Surrogate. International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics, 4(1): 13–31.
  • Effects of Seated Soldier Posture on Pelvic Force Transmissibility. Proceedings of the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference 2016.
  • Blunt Impacts to the Back: Biomechanical Response for Model Development. MHSRS Supplement to the Journal of Trauma 2014.
  • Injury Tolerance of the Wrist and Distal Forearm to Impact Loading onto Outstretched Hands. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 77(3 Suppl 2): 176-183
  • Lower Leg Characterization and Injury Mitigation. Proceedings of the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact 2014

Research Interests

  • Blast effects on mounted and unmounted warfighters
  • Lower extremity and pelvic injury
  • Shockwave physics

 Other Interests

  • Blast effects on mounted and unmounted warfighters
  • Lower extremity and pelvic injury
  • Shockwave physics