Babak Bazrgari, Ph.D.


Professional Preparation

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology 2000

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology 2003

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal 2008

Appointments

Assistant Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2011- present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, Spring 2011

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2009-11

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, 2008-9

Recent Publications

  1. Miller E, Bazrgari B, Nussbaum MA, Madigan ML. Effects of Exercise-Induced Low Back Pain on Intrinsic Trunk Stiffness and Paraspinal Muscle Reflexes. Journal of Biomechanics 2012 (In Press)

  2. Toosizadeh N, Nussbaum MA, Bazrgari B, Madigan ML. Load-relaxation properties of the human trunk in response to prolonged flexion: measuring and modeling the effect of flexion angle. Plos One 2012; 7 e48625.

  3. Bazrgari, B., Nussbaum, M.A. and Madigan, M.L. Estimation of trunk mechanical properties using system identification: effects of experimental setup and modeling assumptions. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2012; 15:1001-9

  4. Bazrgari B, Hendershot B, Muslim K, Toosizadeh N, Nussbaum MA, Madigan ML. Recovery of trunk behaviors following prolong trunk flexion: influences of flexion duration and external loads. Ergonomics 2011;54: 1043-52

  5. Bazrgari B, Nussbaum MA, Madigan ML, Shirazi-Adl A. Soft tissue wobbling affects trunk biodynamic responses to sudden anterior perturbations. J. of Biomechanics 2011; 44: 547-551.

  6. Hendershot B, Bazrgari B, Muslim K, Toosizadeh N, Nussbaum MA, Madigan ML. Disturbance and Recovery of Intrinsic Stiffness and Reflexive Muscle Responses Following Trunk Flexion: Influences of Flexion Angle and Duration. Clinical Biomechanics 2011; 26: 250-256

  7. Wang W, Bazrgari B, Shirazi-Adl A, Rakheja S, Boileau PE. Biodynamic response and spinal load estimation of seated body in vibration using finite element modeling. Industrial Health 2010; 48: 557-64.

  8. Bazrgari B, Shirazi-Adl A, Lariviere C. Trunk response analysis under sudden forward perturbations using a kinematics-driven model. J. of Biomechanics 2009; 42: 1193-1200.

  9. Bazrgari B, Shirazi-Adl A, Parnianpour M. Transient analysis of trunk response in sudden release loading using kinematics-driven finite element model. Clinical Biomechanics, 2009; 24: 341-7.

  10. Bazrgari B, Shirazi-Adl A, Kasra M. Seated whole body vibration with high magnitude acceleration; relative role of inertia and muscle force. J. of Biomechanics, 2008; 41: 2639-46.

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