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Jason R. Kerrigan

Associate Professor
Deputy Director
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
MEC 327
4040 Lewis and Clark Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Education
B.S. ​Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University, 2001
M.S. ​Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 2004
Ph.D. ​Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 2008
Biography

Jason R. 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). In graduate school, Dr. Kerrigan’s research focused on vehicle-pedestrian impact, lower extremity injuries, and characterization of the mechanical response of human tissues. Currently, he is leading several projects aimed at occupant protection and vehicle crashworthiness in rollover crashes, and is developing research capabilities to support investigations in motorsports, off-road vehicles, and orthopedic biomechanics. Overall, Dr. Kerrigan’s research portfolio includes everything from small sample to whole body post-mortem human surrogate testing, human body computational modeling, structural crashworthiness, field data analyses, and dummy biofidelity assessments and improvements. Dr. Kerrigan’s work has been supported by industry, government, and academic/research institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has authored three book chapters, over 40 refereed journal articles, and over 50 conference publications. Currently, Dr. Kerrigan teaches graduate level Continuum Mechanics, and undergraduate/graduate Vibrations within MAE. He grew up in Reston, Virginia, but now lives in Charlottesville with his wife and two preschool-aged sons.

Injury Prediction for the Human Body Model Lumbar Spine
Source: AutoLiv Development AB
June 01, 2021 – May 31, 2022
PMHS Response and Injury in Reclined Seating Scenarios
Source: AutoLiv Development AB
November 01, 2019 – May 31, 2022
Experimental and Mathematical Biomechanics Injury Research
Source: U.S. Department Of Transportation
April 30, 2021 – April 29, 2022
Vehicle Design for Pedestrian Safety
Source: Nuro.ai
October 01, 2018 – September 30, 2021
Evaluating Biofidelity of THOR-50M in a Reclined Frontal-Crash Sled Tests
Source: Transportation Research Center Inc.
September 01, 2020 – July 31, 2021
Pelvis Injury Criteria
Source: AutoLiv Development AB
March 01, 2020 – May 31, 2021
Test system design for lumbar spine injury tolerance and biofidelity assessment
Source: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North Ame
December 01, 2018 – May 31, 2021
Predicting Injury in Vehicle Crashes
Source: Hyundai Motor Company
February 01, 2019 – May 31, 2021
Supporting the Development of Pelvis Injury Criteria
Source: Transportation Research Center Inc.
April 01, 2020 – May 31, 2021
Artificial Turf Testing Using Robotic Test System
Source: Biomechanics Consulting and Research, LLC
October 01, 2020 – March 31, 2021
Characterization of a Novel Total Ankle Replacement
Source: Paragon 28, Inc.
June 01, 2019 – September 30, 2020
EN-MAE Experimental and Mathematical Biomechanics Injury Research
Source: U.S. Department Of Transportation
September 30, 2015 – September 29, 2020
PMHS Response and Injury in Highly Automated Vehicle Postures
Source: AutoLiv Development AB
April 01, 2018 – May 31, 2020
EN-MAE-CAB Restraint Design for Obese Occupants
Source: U.S. Department Of Transportation
March 06, 2017 – April 30, 2020
Total Ankle Replacement Modeling
Source: Stryker Orthopaedics
August 01, 2018 – April 30, 2020
Protecting Occupants in Highly Automated Vehicles
Source: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.
June 15, 2019 – December 15, 2019
Motor Vehicle Crash Detection
Source: sfara, Inc.
April 01, 2019 – June 30, 2019
Autoliv Diversity Fellowship: Injury Prediction Modeling for Small Female Lower Extremities
Source: AutoLiv Development AB
January 01, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Protecting Occupants in Highly Automated Vehicles
Source: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.
April 01, 2018 – December 14, 2018
EN-MAE-CAB Dummy Head Tracking Software Development
Source: U.S. Department Of Transportation
September 30, 2016 – September 15, 2018
Human Kinematics and Muscle Response in on-road pre-crash maneuvers
Source: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
March 01, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Panoramic Sunroof Design For Ejection Mitigation
Source: Honda R&D Americas, Inc
March 01, 2017 – May 01, 2018
Vehicle Design for Pedestrian Safety
Source: Nuro.ai
August 28, 2017 – April 01, 2018
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Safety: Crash Epidemiology
Source: Honda R&D Americas, Inc
March 01, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Human Kinematics and Muscle Response in on-road pre-crash maneuvers
Source: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
March 01, 2017 – September 11, 2017
Chest Injury Prediction Instrumentation
Source: Calspan-UB Research Center, Inc.
June 01, 2017 – August 30, 2017
EN-MAE-CAB Vehicle Design for Pedestrian Safety
Source: Nuro.ai
April 01, 2017 – June 30, 2017
EN-MAE-CAB MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH DETECTION
Source: Driversiti Inc.
November 21, 2016 – March 03, 2017
EN-CAB-MAE Motor Vehicle Crash Detection
Source: Apio Systems, Inc.
September 01, 2015 – November 30, 2015
Evaluation of Vehicle Kinetic and Occupant Response Injury During Rollover Crashes: CRCS 018 Dynamic Rollover
Source: Toyota Technical Center, USA, Inc.
November 01, 2012 – June 30, 2015
EN-CAB-MAE Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Safety: Ejection Mitigation Evaluation
Source: Honda R&D Americas, Inc
October 01, 2014 – April 30, 2015
EN-CAB-MAE Occupant Protection in Rollover Crashes 2015
Source: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.
July 01, 2014 – December 31, 2014
EN-MAE Cervical Spine Axial Injury Tolerance
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
November 01, 2013 – February 28, 2014
EN-CAB-MAE Occupant Protection in Rollover Crashes
Source: Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.
July 01, 2013 – November 15, 2013
MAE 2310: Strength of Materials
Credits: 3
Normal stress and strain, thermal strain, shear stress, shear strain; stress and strain transformations; Mohr's circle for plane stress and strain; stresses due to combined loading; axially loaded members; torsion of circular and thin-walled closed sections; statically indeterminate systems; deformation, strains and stresses in beams; beam deflections; column stability . Prerequisites: MAE 2300, APMA 2120.
CE 2310: Strength of Materials
Credits: 3
Normal stress and strain, thermal strain, shear stress, shear strain; stress and strain transformations; Mohr's circle for plane stress and strain; stresses due to combined loading; axially loaded members; torsion of circular and thin-walled closed sections; deformation, strains and stresses in beams; beam deflections; column stability; energy concepts in mechanics. Cross-listed as MAE 2310. Prerequisite: CE 2300, APMA 2120.
MAE 3501: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3
Special topics in mechanical engineering
MAE 4511: Mechanical Engineering Special Project
Credits: 2
Individual survey, analysis, or apparatus project in the mechanical engineering field, concluded with the submission of a formal report. Subject originates with students wishing to develop a technical idea of personal interest. One hour conference per week. Prerequisite: Professional standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor. Prerequisite: fourth year standing.
MAE 4512: Mechanical Engineering Special Project
Credits: 2
Individual survey, analysis, or apparatus project in the mechanical engineering field, concluded with the submission of a formal report. Subject originates with students wishing to develop a technical idea of personal interest. One hour conference per week. Prerequisite: Professional standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor. Prerequisite: fourth year standing.
MAE 6020: Continuum Mechanics with Applications
Credits: 3
Introduces continuum mechanics and mechanics of deformable solids. Vectors and cartesian tensors, stress, strain, deformation, equations of motion, constitutive laws, introduction to elasticity, thermal elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fluids. Cross-listed as APMA 6020, AM 6020. Taught concurrently w/ CE 6720. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CE 6720: Continuum Mechanics
Credits: 3
Introduces continuum mechanics and mechanics of deformable solids. Vectors and cartesian tensors, stress, strain, deformation, equations of motion, constitutive laws, introduction to elasticity, thermal elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fluids. Taught concurrently with APMA 6020, AM 6020, MAE 6020. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MAE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
MAE 8999: Master's Thesis Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of thesis research. Each full-time, resident Master of Science student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 7510 seminar) and 12.
MAE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
MAE 9999: Dissertation Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of dissertation research. Each full-time resident doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 8591 seminar) and 12.

IRCOBI Young Researcher Award

SAE Myers Award

UVA Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences and Engineering