Brittany Coats portrait
  • Associate Chair, Mechanical Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Science
  • Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
  • Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research Summary

We utilize principals and tools of mechanical engineering to understand the biomechanics and develop injury tolerances for head and eye injury. We specialize in material property testing of biological tissues, finite element analysis, and designing experiments to identify levels of injury in the head and eye. We are also very interested in structural and biomechanical changes with early development.


  • PhD, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah