Injury Biomechanics; Orthopedic Devices

Courses Taught




MEE 3301

Machine Theory and Design


MEE 4405

Vibrations Laboratory


ENGR 5117

Experimental Methods


ENGR 5314

Continuum Mechanics


Selected Publications

  • Karchner, J.P., Yousefi, F., Bitman, S.R., Darvish, K., & Pleshko, N. (2019). Non-Destructive Spectroscopic Assessment of High and Low Weight Bearing Articular Cartilage Correlates with Mechanical Properties. Cartilage, 10(4), pp. 480-490. doi: 10.1177/1947603518764269

  • Wolfson, M.R., Pleshko, N., Darvish, K., Marcinkiewicz, M., Wu, J., Rakymzhan, A., Kyada, R., Enkhbaatar, P., Fukuda, S., Nelson, C., Williams, R.O., Komissarov, A., Florova, G., Shaffer, T.H., & Idell, S. (2019). Understanding Airway Casts Secondary to Inhalational Smoke-Induced Acute Lung Injury (ISALI): Independent Assessment Tools of Composition and Fibrinolysin Impact. AMERICAN JOURNAL of RESPIRATORY and CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 199. Retrieved from

  • Darvish, K., Chen, Z.W., Phan, M., & Pasang, T. (2018). Selective laser melting of Co-29Cr-6Mo alloy with laser power 180–360 W: Cellular growth, intercellular spacing and the related thermal condition. Materials Characterization, 135, pp. 183-191. doi: 10.1016/j.matchar.2017.11.042

  • Assari, S. & Darvish, K. (2018). Brain tissue material and damage properties for blast trauma. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 3. doi: 10.1115/IMECE201888419

  • Tyburski, A.L., Cheng, L., Assari, S., Darvish, K., & Elliott, M.B. (2017). Frequent mild head injury promotes trigeminal sensitivity concomitant with microglial proliferation, astrocytosis, and increased neuropeptide levels in the trigeminal pain system. Journal of Headache and Pain, 18(1). doi: 10.1186/s10194-017-0726-1

  • Konh, B., Honarvar, M., Darvish, K., & Hutapea, P. (2017). Simulation and experimental studies in needle–tissue interactions. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 31(4), pp. 861-872. doi: 10.1007/s10877-016-9909-6

  • Chen, Z.W., Phan, M., & Darvish, K. (2017). Grain growth during selective laser melting of a Co–Cr–Mo alloy. Journal of Materials Science, 52(12), pp. 7415-7427. doi: 10.1007/s10853-017-0975-z

  • Greenhill, D.A., Abbasi, P., Darvish, K., & Star, A.M. (2017). Broach Handle Design Changes Force Distribution in the Femur During Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 32(6), pp. 2017-2022. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.12.031

  • Kermani, G., Hemmasizadeh, A., Assari, S., Autieri, M., & Darvish, K. (2017). Investigation of inhomogeneous and anisotropic material behavior of porcine thoracic aorta using nano-indentation tests. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 69, pp. 50-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.12.022

  • Agah, M.R., Laksari, K., Assari, S., & Darvish, K. (2017). Mechanical behavior of porcine thoracic aorta in physiological and supra-physiological intraluminal pressures. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 231(4), pp. 326-336. doi: 10.1177/0954411917695577

  • Gutowski, C.J., Darvish, K., Ilyas, A.M., & Jones, C.M. (2017). Interosseous Ligament and Transverse Forearm Stability: A Biomechanical Cadaver Study. Journal of Hand Surgery, 42(2), pp. 87-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.11.013

  • Chen, Z.W., Darvish, K., & Pasang, T. (2017). Effects of laser power on track profile and structure formation during selective laser melting of CoCrMo alloy. Materials Science Forum, 879, pp. 330-334. doi: 10.4028/

  • Pimstill, C.W., Patrick, E., Buhrman, J., & Darvish, K. (2017). Air force research laboratory: HIA & VDT fast running finite element model (FEM) development & validation: Hybrid-ILL 50th auto & aero manikins. Proceedings - Annual SAFE Symposium (Survival and Flight Equipment Association), 2017-October, pp. 152-162.

  • Wolfson, M.R., Pleshko, N., Darvish, K.K., Baker, S.T., Wu, J., Kyada, R., Nelson, C., Fukuda, S., Enkhbaatar, P., Florova, G., Komissarov, A.A., Idell, S., & Shaffer, T.H. (2017). Differential Impact Of Fibrinolysins On Airway Cast Composition And Mechanical Properties Assessed By A Novel Infrared Imaging And Microindentation Approach. AMERICAN JOURNAL of RESPIRATORY and CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 195. Retrieved from

  • Darvish, K., Chen, Z.W., & Pasang, T. (2016). Reducing lack of fusion during selective laser melting of CoCrMo alloy: Effect of laser power on geometrical features of tracks. Materials and Design, 112, pp. 357-366. doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.09.086

  • Ghodsi, H. & Darvish, K. (2016). Characterization of the viscoelastic behavior of a simplified collagen micro-fibril based on molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 63, pp. 26-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.06.006

  • Kawata, K., Rubin, L.H., Lee, J.H., Sim, T., Takahagi, M., Szwanki, V., Bellamy, A., Darvish, K., Assari, S., Henderer, J.D., Tierney, R., & Langford, D. (2016). Association of football subconcussive head impacts with ocular near point of convergence. JAMA Ophthalmology, 134(7), pp. 763-769. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.1085

  • Rastgar-Agah, M., Laksari, K., Assari, S., & Darvish, K. (2016). Mechanical Instability of Aorta due to Intraluminal Pressure. International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 8(1). doi: 10.1142/S1758825116500022