Research Support

  • Adrian Caudillo

    Research Specialist - Computing


    Research Interests: Finite Element Modeling, Software

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  • Aida Chebbi

    Mechanical Engineering Technician


    Aida has over seven years of experience in biomechanics research where she has been involved in all aspects of motion analysis including the collection, processing, analyzing and interpreting of data.

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  • Brian E. Overby

    Research Engineer


    Mr. Overby’s responsibilities at the Center for Applied Biomechanics, include sled and test device design, maintenance, installation and operation.

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  • John Paul Donlon

    Mechanical Engineering Technician


    Research Interests:  Automotive/sports injury prevention, data analysis/visualization, physical/computational injury simulation.

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  • Justin McMahon

    Mechanical Engineering Technician


    Justin has worked on projects pertaining to underbody blast biomechanics for the WIAMan Underbody Blast Manikin development and behind armor blunt trauma.

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  • Katarzyna Rawska

    Laboratory Specialist Senior


    Kasia's primary research focus is on vehicle simulation and occupant response. She has an active role in developing and simulating multi-body models of the human body.

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  • Kevin Kopp

    Data Acquisition and Sensors Specialist


    Kevin provides data acquisition and instrumentation support for projects conducted at CAB.

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  • Len Barker

    Operations Manager


    Len is responsible for staff support of research activities at CAB.  This includes facilities management, contract support and personnel management.

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  • Mark McCardell

    Computer Systems Engineer


    Mark McCardell has a very diverse skill set ranging from programming to data collection/analysis. Currently his primary responsibilities include network management and overseeing various data collection systems.

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  • Mohan Jayathirtha

    Mechanical Engineering Technician


    Research Interests: Sled testing, occupant safety, human body modelling and vehicle crashworthiness.

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  • Patrick Foltz

    Mechanical Engineering Technician


    Patrick Foltz has been working at the University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics for nearly 4 years as a Mechanical Engineering Technician. 

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  • Sara (Heltzel) Sochor

    Anatomical Donations Coordinator


    Sara holds a BS and MS in Biology (with Human Anatomy emphases), which, paired with previous university level laboratory and teaching experience, allows her to effectively manage all aspects of the cadaveric material handling for the CAB. 

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  • Tim Gillispie

    Administrative Assistant


    Tim has worked at the CAB for over 17 years.  He spends some of his time proofreading outgoing publications and test reports, assisting in searches of the academic literature for relevant publications, as well as maintaining a database of publications for CAB researchers. 

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