Roger W Nightingale
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Nightingale's research interests include:

  • biomechanical investigations of cervical spine trauma,
  • the biomechanics of brain injury
  • development of cervical spine injury criteria, tensile responses and tensile tolerance of the cervical spine,
  • development of computational models (finite element and multi-body dynamics) of cervical spine impact,
  • factors influencing injury in airbag deployments,
  • pediatric airbag injuries and injury mechanisms,
  • factors influencing dynamic buckling of segmented structures subjected to impact loads,
  • the 3-D stability of intact and injured spinal motion segments,
  • evaluation of the performance of intrapedicular spinal instrumentation,
  • evaluation of titanium wire implants for posterior lumbar interbody fusion,
  • evaluation of the protective ability of soccer shin-guards, and
  • Accoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging
  • remote palpation of breast lesions using ultrasound radiation force.

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