Richard Kent

Kent, Richard W.

Primary Appointment

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


  • BS,MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
  • PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia

Contact Information

PO BOX 400746
4040 Lewis & Clark Drive Center for Applied Biomechanics
Telephone: 297-8033
Fax: 296-3453

Research Disciplines

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Injury Biomechanics

Research Description

Dr. Kent leads the Automobile Safety Research Group of the Center for Applied Biomechanics. Dr. Kent's current research interests are in injury biomechanics, e.g., loading condition effects on injury tolerance, and characterization of biological structures, e.g., load distribution-specific quasilinear viscoelastic structural behavior of the thorax.

Selected Publications