Welcome to the IBRC!

About Us

The Injury Biomechanics Research Center (IBRC) at The Ohio State University is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to investigating the relationships between human injury and physical mechanical properties.  The IBRC has completed research in the field of automobile safety for the last 15 years.  The IBRC brings together an interdisciplinary team of engineers, anatomists, anthropologists, physicians, computer modelers and technicians, who focus on both mechanisms of injury and injury thresholds of the human body. The Injury Biomechanics Research Center has the capabilities to test with both anthropomorphic test devices (crash test dummies) and post-mortem human subjects.  The IBRC works closely with several departments of Ohio State and many government and industry partners to offer one of the most diverse testing facilities in the country.

Our Research

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OSU Injury Biomechanics Research Center

The Injury Biomechanics Research Center (IBRC) brings together an interdisciplinary team of engineers, anatomists, anthropologists, computer modelers, and technicians who focus on mechanisms of injury and injury thresholds of the human body.

The IBRC is a site for the multi-university I/UCRC (Industry/University Cooperative Research Center) for CChIPS (the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies). CChIPS is a joint venture with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia striving to advance the safety of children, youth, and young adults by facilitating the conduct of scientific inquiry into the causes and mechanisms of injury, and by translating these findings into commercial applications and public education programs for prevention. With the statement “Children are not small adults”, CChIPS gathers industrial support to advance the knowledge of child injury mechanisms and create an international research community that seamlessly translates research into prevention.

The IBRC established and annually hosts the Injury Biomechanics Symposium. This symposium is intended to stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates from all over the world. The symposium delivers original biomechanics research in a forum intended to foster communication between developing and established researchers.

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research Center

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research CenterSunday, February 23rd, 2020 at 5:12pm

We had an incredibly productive American Academy of Forensic Sciences conference! Dr John Bolte presented on skull fractures, Dr Yun Seok Kang presented on neck injuries, and Dr Mandy Agnew and Angela Harden both presented on rib fractures. Awesome job #TeamIBRC !!!

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research Center

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research CenterWednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 6:57pm

The IBRC hosted a workshop at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences this week to introduce the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration on trauma analysis. We had a lot of interest and great feedback. Thanks to everyone that attended! #AAFS #teamIBRC

Upcoming Events

2020

2/17 - 2/22

AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting

Anaheim, CA

3/3

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Columbus, OH

3/31

Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

Columbus, OH

4/3 - 4/5

SAE  Government/Industry Meeting

Washington DC

4/9 - 4/11

SAE World Congress

Detroit, MI

5/16 - 5/20

AAPA 2020 Conference

Nashville, TN

5/17 - 5/19

16th Annual Injury Biomechanics Symposium

Columbus, OH

9/2 - 9/4

64th Stapp Car Crash Conference

Denver, CO

9/9 - 9/11

IRCOBI Europe

Munich, Germany

10/13 - 10/16

AAAM 64th Annual Scientific Conference

Portland, OR