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Kenneth L. Monson

Phone: 801-585-5191
Office: Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building (MEK) 1155

Kenneth L. Monson

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Bioengineering


traumatic brain injury biomechanics; vascular mechanics and mechanotransduction

Selected Publications

Nye KS, Converse MI, Dahl MJ, Albertine KH, Monson KL, Development of Mechanical and Failure Properties in Sheep Cerebral Arteries. Ann Biomed Eng 2017 Apr;45(4):1101-1110

Bell ED, Donato AJ, Monson KL, Cerebrovascular dysfunction following subfailure axial stretch. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2017 Jan;65:627-633

Nye KS, Esplin MS, Monson KL, Umbilical cord artery mechanical properties at various gestational ages. Am J Perinatol 2015 Feb;32(3):263-70

Bell ED, Sullivan JW, Monson KL, Subfailure overstretch induces persistent changes in the passive mechanical response of cerebral arteries. Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2015;3:2

Thakkar D, Gupta R, Monson K, Rapoport N, Effect of ultrasound on the permeability of vascular wall to nano-emulsion droplets. Ultrasound Med Biol 2013 Oct;39(10):1804-11

Yeoh S, Bell ED, Monson KL, Distribution of blood-brain barrier disruption in primary blast injury. Ann Biomed Eng 2013 Oct;41(10):2206-14

Bell ED, Kunjir RS, Monson KL, Biaxial and failure properties of passive rat middle cerebral arteries. J Biomech 2013 Jan 4;46(1):91-6

Monson KL, Mathur V, Powell DA, Deformations and end effects in isolated blood vessel testing. J Biomech Eng 2011 Jan;133(1):011005

Monson KL, Matsumoto MM, Young WL, Manley GT, Hashimoto T, Abrupt increase in rat carotid blood flow induces rapid alteration of artery mechanical properties. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2011 Jan;4(1):9-15

Barnes PD, Krasnokutsky MV, Monson KL, Ophoven J, Traumatic spinal cord injury: accidental versus nonaccidental injury. Semin Pediatr Neurol 2008 Dec;15(4):178-84

Monson KL, Barbaro NM, Manley GT, Biaxial response of passive human cerebral arteries. Ann Biomed Eng 2008 Dec;36(12):2028-41

Monson KL, Goldsmith W, Barbaro NM, Manley GT, Significance of source and size in the mechanical response of human cerebral blood vessels. J Biomech 2005 Apr;38(4):737-44

Goldsmith W, Monson KL, The state of head injury biomechanics: past, present, and future part 2: physical experimentation. Crit Rev Biomed Eng 2005;33(2):105-207

Monson KL, Goldsmith W, Barbaro NM, Manley GT, Axial mechanical properties of fresh human cerebral blood vessels. J Biomech Eng 2003 Apr;125(2):288-94

Zhang L, Bae J, Hardy WN, Monson KL, Manley GT, Goldsmith W, Yang KH, King AI, Computational study of the contribution of the vasculature on the dynamic response of the brain. Stapp Car Crash J 2002 Nov;46:145-64