Mathieu Davis
Mathieu S. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate
Biomechanics
  • Philadelphia

Dr. Davis evaluates the kinematics and kinetics pertaining to human injury biomechanics. His work includes evaluation of injuries resulting from vehicular, pedestrian, occupational, recreational, fall related injuries, and consumer products. Dr. Davis has multidisciplinary backgrounds in mechanical and biomedical engineering. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Davis completed a post-doctoral fellowship as a United States Fulbright Fellow in the Biomedical Engineering Research Group at the University of Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa. There he did research in uni-compartmental and total knee replacement implants and biomechanics. In addition he developed a novel gait analysis technique for the South African Police Department to serve as a biometric identification tool.

Dr. Davis was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, where he investigated the potential effects of bone damage accumulation in young children with orthopedic diseases such as osteogenesis imperfect. His work utilized mouse models to investigate fracture mechanics and crack propagation in bone as well as treatment modalities such as bisphosphonate therapy, their spatial distribution in bone tissue, and their effects on the mechanical properties of bone. His work also investigated the role of bisphosphonates on damage generation and potential repair mechanisms through stochastic and targeted osteoclastic bone remodeling.

Dr. Davis’ undergraduate research at the University of Florida involved investigating the hemodynamics of a focal stenosis in rabbit’s veins using finite element modeling. Dr. Davis also conducted research at the University of Michigan’s Research Experience for Undergraduates in the Wu Manufacturing Group. His research there investigated the industrial applications of ultrasonic transducers for use in the maintenance of stable nano-fluid suspensions.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

    United States Fulbright Fellow in Mechanical Engineering (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

    Young Investigator Award, International Society of Biomechanics

    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

    National GEM Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship

    Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, University of Michigan

    Distinguished Leadership Award, University of Michigan

    Research featured on the cover of the Journal of Bone (March 2012)

    Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society

Publications

Davis MS, Kovacic BL, Marini JC, Shih AJ, Kozloff KM. Increased susceptibility to microdamage in Brtl/+ mouse model for osteogenesis imperfecta. Bone 2012; 50:784–791.

Research Presentations

Davis MS, Shih AJ, Marini JC, Kozloff KM. Visualization of bisphosphonate binding to bone microcracks and surrounding osteocyte lacunae using near-infrared optical imaging. South African Biomedical Engineering and Technology Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2014.

Davis MS, Shih AJ, Marini JC, Kozloff KM. Visualization of bisphosphonate binding to bone microcracks and surrounding osteocyte lacunae using near-infrared optical imaging. Orthopedic Research Society Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2013.

Raghavan M, Davis MS, Esmonde-White FWL, Marini JC, Shih AJ, Morris MD, Kozloff KM. Microdamage-induced compositional changes in Brtl/+ and Wildtype Mice: A Raman imaging study. Orthopedic Research Society Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Davis MS, Kovacic BL, Marini JC, Shih AJ, Kozloff KM. Correlation between microdamage susceptibility and fracture toughness in the Brtl/+ Mouse Model for osteogenesis imperfecta. International Society of Biomechanics, Brussels, Belgium, 2011. 

Davis MS, Kovacic BL, Marini JC, Shih AJ, Kozloff KM. Increased Susceptibility to microdamage in Brtl/+ Mouse Model for osteogenesis imperfecta. Orthopedic Research Society Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2011.

Davis MS, Kovacic BL, Marini JC, Shih AJ, Kozloff KM. Increased susceptibility to microdamage in Brtl/+ Mouse Model for osteogenesis imperfecta. Engineering Graduate Symposium, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010. 

Davis MS, Paul C, Shen B, Shih AJ. Ultrasonic mixing of nano-fluids for industrial applications. Rackham Graduate School Symposium, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007. 

Davis MS, Paul C, Shen B, Shih AJ. Ultrasonic Mixing of Nano-fluids for Industrial Applications. Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2007. 

Davis MS, Paul C, Shen B, Shih AJ. Ultrasonic mixing of nano-fluids for industrial applications. University of Michigan College of Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007.

Prior Experience

Development Engineer, Display Technologies, Corning Incorporated, Summer 2008

Product Support Engineer, CF34 Small Commercial Engines Department, General Electric Aviation, Summer 2006

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

National Society of Black Engineers

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

    United States Fulbright Fellow in Mechanical Engineering (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

    Young Investigator Award, International Society of Biomechanics

    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

    National GEM Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship

    Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, University of Michigan

    Distinguished Leadership Award, University of Michigan

    Research featured on the cover of the Journal of Bone (March 2012)

    Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society