Andrew Kemper

Assistant Professor


Area(s) of Interest: Biomechanics
Phone: (540) 231-2465
Email: akemper@vt.edu

449 Kelly Hall, 325 Stanger Street Mail Code 0194 Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Education

  • B.S., University of Tennessee, Mechanical Engineering, 2003
  • M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Mechanical Engineering, 2005
  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech–Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, 2010

Research

  • Injury & Impact Biomechanics
  • Automotive Safety
  • Thoracic Response and Injury Tolerance
  • Material and Structural Properties of Biological Tissue
  • Effect of Muscle Activation on Occupant Kinetics and Kinematics

Publications

  • Kemper, AR. Response Corridors for the Medial-Lateral Compressive Stiffness of the Human Arm: Implications for Side Impact Protection. Accident Analysis and Prevention. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.04.014. (In Press)
  • Seimetz, CN, Kemper, AR, Duma, SM. An Investigation of Cranial Motion through a Review of Biomechanically Based Skull Deformation Literature. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. DOI:10.1016/j.ijosm.2012.05.001. (In Press)
  • Manoogian, SJ, Bisplinghoff, JA, Kemper,AR, and Duma, SM. Dynamic Material Properties of Pregnant Human Uterus. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(9): 1724-7, 2012.
  • Alphonse, VD, Kemper, AR, Strom, BT, Beeman, SM, Duma, SM. Mechanisms of Eye Injuries from Fireworks.  Journal of the American Medical Association. 308(1): 33-4, 2012.
  • Beeman, SM, Kemper, AR, Madigan, ML, Franck, CT, Loftus SC. Occupant Kinematics in Low-Speed Frontal Sled Tests: Human Volunteers, Hybrid III ATD, and PMHS. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 47: 128-139, 2012.
  • Kemper, AR, Santago, AC, Stitzel, JD, Sparks, JL, and Duma, SM. Biomechanical Response of Human Spleen in Tensile Loading. Journal of Biomechanics. 45(2): 348-55, 2012.
  • Beeman, SM, Kemper, AR, Madigan, ML, and Duma, SM. Effects of Bracing on Human Kinematics in Low-Speed Frontal Sled Tests.Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 39(12): 2998-3010, 2012.
  • Kemper, AR, Kennedy, EA, Stitzel, JD, McNally, C, Manoogian, SJ, and Duma, SM. Reducing Chest Injuries in Automobile Collisions: Rib Fracture Timing and Implications for Thoracic Injury Criteria. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 39(8): 2141-51, 2011.
  • Duma, SM, Kemper, AR, Stitzel, JD, McNally, C, Kennedy, EA, and Matsuoka, F. Rib Fracture Timing in Dynamic Belt Tests with Human Cadavers. Clinical Anatomy. 24(3): 327-38, 2011.
  • Kemper, AR, Santago, AC, Stitzel, JD, Sparks, JL, and Duma, SM. Biomechanical Response of Human Liver in Tensile Loading. Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine, 54: 15-26, 2010.
  • Kemper, AR, Stitzel, JD, McNally, C, Gabler, HC, and Duma, SM. Biomechanical Response of the Human Clavicle: The Effects of Loading Direction on Bending Properties. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 25(2): 165-174, 2009.
  • Kemper,AC, McNally, C, Kennedy, EA, Manoogian, SJ, and Duma, SM. The Influence of Arm Position on Thoracic Response in Side Impacts. Stapp Car Crash Journal, 52: 379-420, 2008.
  • Manoogian, SJ, Bisplinghoff, JA, McNally, C, Kemper, AR, Santago, AC, and Duma, SM. Effect of Strain Rate on the Tensile Material Properties of Human Placenta. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131(9), 2009.
  • Manoogian, SJ, Bisplinghoff, JA, McNally, C, Kemper,AR, Santago, AC, and Duma,SM. Dynamic Tensile Properties of Human Placenta. Journal of Biomechanics, 41 (16): 3436-3440, 2008.
  • Kemper, AR, McNally, C, Pullins, CA, Freeman, LJ, and Duma, SM. The Biomechanics of Human Ribs: Material and Structural Properties from Dynamic Tension and Bending Tests. Stapp Car Crash Journal, 51: 235-273, 2007.
  • Kemper, AR, McNally, C, Kennedy, EA, Rath, AL, Ng, TP, Manoogian, SJ, Stitzel, JD, Smith, EP, and Duma, SM. Material Properties of Human Rib Cortical Bone From Dynamic Tension Coupon Testing. Stapp Car Crash Journal, 49: 199-230, 2005.
  • Bolin, D, Kemper, AR, and Brolinson, PG. Current Concepts in the Evaluation and Management of Stress Fractures. Current Sports Medicine Report, 4(6): 295-300, 2005.
  • Duma, SM, Hansen, GA, Kennedy, EA, Rath, AL, McNally, C, Kemper, AR, Smith, EP, Brolinson, PG, Stitzel, JD, Davis, MB, Bass, CR, Brozoski, FT, McEntire, BJ, Alem, NM, and Crowley, JS. Upper Extremity Interaction with a Helicopter Side Airbag: Injury Criteria for Dynamic Hyperextension of the Female Elbow Joint. Stapp Car Crash Journal, 48: 155-176, 2004.