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Christian Franck

Christian Franck

Expert on mechanics of materials, biological cells and tissues, traumatic brain injury, concussions

Grainger Institute for Engineering Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering Work: 608-265-8481 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Understanding how concussions and other traumatic brain injuries originate in the brain
  • Prevention. treatment and prediction strategies of traumatic brain injuries
  • Designing and testing new helmet materials that can better prevent concussions and brain injuries


  • Director of PANTHER Brain Injury Prevention and Prediction Program (
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Mechanics and the Journal of Mechanics of Materials