Research Support

  • 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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  • Parker Berthelson

    Mechanical Engineer


    Research Interests: Traumatic injuries to the central nervous system.

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  • James Caldwell

    Mechanical Engineering Technician


    Research interests: CAD modeling and simulations

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  • Pablo Gracia Cemborain

    Research Engineer


    Pablo is a Research Engineer supporting computational projects related to virtual testing and simulation automation.

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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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  • Tim Gillispie

    Administrative Assistant


    Tim has worked at the CAB for over 19 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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  • Ramakrishnan (Ram) Iyer

    Research Engineer


    Research Interests: Developing Finite Element Human Body Model, Injury prediction of occupant/pedestrian biomechanics models in a traffic accident scenario, Analysis and improvement of automobile restraint systems, Automation of Finite Element Simulation , Machine Learning, Structural Optimization,Finite Element Analysis

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  • Sydney Koerber

    Research Engineer


    Sydney is a Research Engineer supporting experimental research in the area injury biomechanics for the automotive, orthopedic, and sports industries.

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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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  • Trevor Leite

    Research Specialist


    Research interests include: CAD modeling, impact and injury biomechanics, finite element modeling

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sara (Heltzel) Sochor

    Anatomical Donations Coordinator


    Sara is the Anatomical Donations Coordinator for the University of Virginia’s CAB. She holds both a BS and MS in Biology with a concentration in human anatomy, a MS in Pharmacy with a concentration in forensic science, and an AAS in Mortuary Science.

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