Our People

The Purdue Neurotrauma Group is committed to improving the early detection and rapid treatment of possible impairment in youth sports and other activities. Our goal is to ensure that more youth may play more contact sports with less risk of long-term impairments.

Core Faculty

Prof. Leverenz Larry J. Leverenz
Clinical Professor
Department of Health & Kinesiology
E-mail: llevere@purdue.edu
Prof. Nauman Eric A. Nauman
Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
E-mail: enauman@purdue.edu
Prof. Talavage Thomas M. Talavage
Professor
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: tmt@purdue.edu
Prof. Goni Joaquin Goni
Assistant Professor
School of Industrial Engineering
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: jgonicor@purdue.edu
Prof. Rayz

Vitaliy Rayz
Assistant Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
School of Mechanical Engineering
E-mail: vrayz@purdue.edu

Prof. Rispoli Joseph Rispoli
Assistant Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: jrispoli@purdue.edu

Prof. Tong Yunjie Tong
Assistant Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: tong61@purdue.edu

Affiliated Faculty

Prof. Dydak Ulrike Dydak, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Health Sciences
E-mail: udydak@purdue.edu
Prof. Goergen

Craig Goergen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: cgoergen@purdue.edu

Prof. Kelly Brian Kelly
Associate Professor
Sociology
E-mail: bckelly@purdue.edu
Prof. Redick Tom Redick, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychological Sciences
College of Health and Human Sciences
E-mail: tredick@purdue.edu
Prof. Shi Riyi Shi, MD, PhD
Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University
E-mail: riyi@purdue.edu

Senior Advisor

Dr. Hannemann Dr. Bob Hannemann, B.S.ChE., M.D.
Visiting Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: hanneman@purdue.edu

Current Graduate Students

Sumra Bari

Sumra Bari
Doctoral Student
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Thomas M. Talavage

Michael Dziekan
Masters Student
School of Mechanical Engineering

Ikbeom Jang

Ikbeom Jang
Doctoral Student
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Thomas M. Talavage

Pratik Kashyap
Doctoral Student
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Thomas M. Talavage

Taylor Lee
Doctoral Student
School of Mechanical Engineering

Thomas M. Talavage

Xin Li
Doctoral Student
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Xianglun Mao Xianglun Mao
Doctoral Student
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Goutham Sankaran
Doctoral Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage

Nicole Vike
Doctoral Student
Purdue University Life Sciences (PULSe) Program

Thomas M. Talavage

Jana Vincent
Doctoral Student
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Thomas M. Talavage

Yukai Zou
Doctoral Student
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Program

Collaborators

Thomas M. Talavage Douglas E. Adams, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Thomas M. Talavage Randall R. Benson, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Wayne State University
Thomas M. Talavage Charles A. Bouman, PhD, FIEEE FAIMBE FIST FSPIE
Michael J. & Katherine R. Birck Professor
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University
Thomas M. Talavage Henry Feuer, MD, FACS
Professor Emeritus
Indiana University School of Medicine
Thomas M. Talavage Jeffrey W. Gilger, PhD
Professor of Psychology
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
University of California - Merced
Thomas M. Talavage Denny Miller, ATC/PT
Director of Sports Medicine
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Purdue University

Student Alumni

Dr. Abbas Kausar Abbas, PhD (2016)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Josh Auger, MS (2017)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Aditya Balasubramanian, MS (2014)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Evan L. Breedlove Evan L. Breedlove, PhD (2014)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Katherine Morigaki Breedlove Katherine Morigaki Breedlove, PhD (2014)
Department of Health & Kinesiology
Thomas M. Talavage Kent Butz, PhD (2014)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Il Yong (Bobby) Chun Il Yong (Bobby) Chun, PhD (2015)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Brian Cummiskey, MS (2015)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Allan Diaz, MS (2013)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Ashley Eidsmore, MS (2014)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Blaine Gardner, MS (2014)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Chetas Joshi, MS (2015)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Hyungsuk Kim, MS (2016)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Jeffrey King, MS (2014)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Soonho Kwon, MS (2016)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Emily McCuen, MS (2015)
School of Biomedical Engineering
Victoria Poole

Victoria Poole, PhD (2014)
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Program

Dr. Robinson Meghan Robinson, PhD (2012)
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage

M. Usman Sadiq, PhD (2017)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Thomas M. Talavage Trey Shenk, PhD (2016)
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Svaldi Diana Svaldi, PhD (2016)
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Thomas M. Talavage Mackenzie Tweardy, MS (2017)
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Anne E. (Dye) Zakrajsek Anne E. (Dye) Zakrajsek, PhD (2015)
School of Mechanical Engineering

Partnering Laboratories

Engineering MRI Purdue University Engineering and Small Animal MRI Facility

HIRRT HIRRT Laboratory

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