Ken L. Monson portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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Publications

  • Converse MI, Walther RG, Ingram JT, Li Y, Yu SM & Monson KL (2018). Detection and characterization of molecular-level collagen damage in overstretched cerebral arteries. Acta biomaterialia. Vol. 67, 307-318. Published, 02/01/2018.
  • Borjali A, Langhorn J, Monson K & Raeymaekers B (2017). Using a patterned microtexture to reduce polyethylene wear in metal-on-polyethylene prosthetic bearing couples. Wear : an international journal on the science and technology of friction lubrication and wear. Vol. 392-393, 77-83. Published, 12/15/2017.
  • Brewster, B., Gale, B. K., Sant, H. J., Monson, K., Shea, J. & Agarwal, J. (2017). A biodegradable vascular coupling device for end-to-end anastomosis. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering. Published, 12/06/2017.
  • Nye KS, Converse MI, Dahl MJ, Albertine KH & Monson KL (2017). Development of Mechanical and Failure Properties in Sheep Cerebral Arteries. Annals of biomedical engineering. Vol. 45, 1101-1110. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Bell ED, Donato AJ & Monson KL (2017). Cerebrovascular dysfunction following subfailure axial stretch. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials. Vol. 65, 627-633. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Nye KS, Esplin MS & Monson KL (2015). Umbilical cord artery mechanical properties at various gestational ages. American journal of perinatology. Vol. 32, 263-70. Published, 11/01/2015.
  • Thakkar D, Gupta R, Monson K & Rapoport N (2014). Effect of ultrasound on the permeability of vascular wall to nano-emulsion droplets. Ultrasound in medicine & biology. Vol. 39, 1804-11. Published, 04/01/2014.
  • Yeoh S, Bell ED & Monson KL (2014). Distribution of blood-brain barrier disruption in primary blast injury. Annals of biomedical engineering. Vol. 41, 2206-14. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • Bell ED, Kunjir RS & Monson KL (2013). Biaxial and failure properties of passive rat middle cerebral arteries. (pp. 91-6). Vol. 46. Journal of biomechanics. Published, 05/01/2013.
  • Yeoh, S., Bell, E. D., Monson, K. L. Thresholds of cerebrovascular trauma in mild primary blast injury. National Neurotrauma Symposium, July 10-13, 2011, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Published, 07/2011.
  • Yeoh, S., Mathur, V., Monson, K. L. Vascular injury and cortical deformation in a model of brain contusion. ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, 2011, Farmington, PA. SBC2011-53833. Published, 06/2011.
  • Bell, E. D., Kunjir, R. S., Monson, K. L. Biaxial and failure mechanical properties of passive rat middle cerebral arteries. ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, 2011, Farmington, PA. SBC2011-53830. Published, 06/2011.
  • Monson KL, Mathur V & Powell DA (2011). Deformations and end effects in isolated blood vessel testing. Journal of biomechanical engineering. Vol. 133, 011005. Published, 04/01/2011.
  • Thakkar, D., Gupta, R., Mohan, P., Monson, K., and Rapoport, N., 2011. Overcoming biological barriers with ultrasound. Proceedings 11th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, April 10-13, 2011, New York, NY. Published, 04/2011.
  • Monson KL, Matsumoto MM, Young WL, Manley GT & Hashimoto T (2011). Abrupt increase in rat carotid blood flow induces rapid alteration of artery mechanical properties. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials. Vol. 4, 9-15. Published, 03/01/2011.
  • Monson KL, Barbaro NM & Manley GT (2009). Biaxial response of passive human cerebral arteries. Annals of biomedical engineering. Vol. 36, 2028-41. Published, 01/01/2009.
  • Barnes, P. D., Krasnokutsky, M. V., Monson, K. L., Ophoven, J., 2008. Traumatic spinal cord injury: accidental versus nonaccidental injury. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology 15(4): 178-184. Published, 2008.

Research Keywords

  • Vascular Diseases or Injury
  • Traumatic Brain or Head Injury
  • Trauma, Cell Biology
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Neonatal Disorders
  • Drug Delivery across the Blood Brain Barrier
  • Blood-Brain Barrier
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Angioplasty

Presentations

  • Converse, M. I., Monson, K. L. Cerebral artery damage with large deformations. Poster presentation (Monson) at the 35th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium, July 7-12, 2017, Snowbird, UT. Other, Presented, 07/07/2017.
  • Marino, M., Converse, M. I., Wriggers, P., Monson, K. L. Damage of arterial tissues: a structurally-motivated model based on direct measures of collagen unfolding. Podium (Marino) presentation at the 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, July 2-5, 2017, Seville, Spain. Other, Presented, 07/02/2017.
  • Converse, M. I., Marino, M., Monson, K. L. Arterial damage model based on empirical stretch thresholds of collagen unfolding and tissue yielding. Podium (Converse) presentation at Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference, June 21-24, 2017, Tucson, AZ. First place in PhD Student Paper Competition. Other, Presented, 06/21/2017.
  • Cerebrovascular Damage in Traumatic Brain Injury, Keynote Address, Biomedical Engineering Western Regional Conference, Provo, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Yeoh, S., Monson, K. L. Behavioral and inflammatory consequences of cerebrovascular dysfunction in primary blast injury. Poster (Yeoh) at the Utah Biomedical Engineering Conference, January 30-31, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT. Other, Presented, 01/31/2015.
  • Liu, N-W., Monson, K. L. Development of a fluid-filled tube model to study vascular response to blast. Poster (Liu) at the Utah Biomedical Engineering Conference, January 30-31, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT. Other, Presented, 01/31/2015.
  • Converse, M. C., Monson, K. L. Cerebrovascular damage in TBI: a focus on passive constituents. Podium (Converse) at the Utah Biomedical Engineering Conference, January 30-31, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT. 2nd place speaker award. Other, Presented, 01/31/2015.
  • Bell, E. D., Sullivan, J. W., Monson K. L. Subfailure overstretch leads to alteration of passive mechanical response in ewe middle cerebral arteries. Poster (Bell) at the Utah Biomedical Engineering Conference, January 30-31, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT. Other, Presented, 01/31/2015.
  • Bell, E. D., Sullivan, J. W., Monson K. L. Subfailure overstretch leads to alteration of passive mechanical response in ewe middle cerebral arteries. Poster (Bell) at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 6-11, 2014, Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/08/2014.
  • Liu, N-W., Monson, K. L. Development of a fluid-filled tube model to study vascular response to blast. Poster (Liu) at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 6-11, 2014, Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/08/2014.
  • Nye, K. S., Monson, K. L. Mechanical characteristics of the developing cerebral vasculature. Poster (Converse) at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 6-11, 2014, Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/08/2014.
  • Converse, M. C., Monson, K. L. Alteration and failure of cerebral artery internal elastic lamina following mechanical insult. Poster (Converse) at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 6-11, 2014, Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/08/2014.

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • isolated blood vessel testing; injury modeling: controlled cortical impact, blast injury; computational modeling.