J. Michio Clark, Ph.D.

Biomechanical Engineer
Injury Biomechanics

Direct Dial: (720) 734-1055

photoDr. Clark’s specialty is head injury biomechanics. His research has involved the collection and analysis of head injury data through test protocols that reflect the mechanisms of injury, over 400 head injury reconstructions, and assessing protective effects of helmets. Michio obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin as part of the HEADS (Head protection, a European training network for Advanced Designs in Safety) Marie-Curie Innovation Training Network. He obtained his Master of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa as part of the Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory (NISL). As a Marie-Curie Fellow and member of the NISL he has collaborated with several industry partners and governing bodies on data analysis directed at understanding how head injuries are caused and how they may be prevented.

Dr. Clark has published more than 20 scientific articles related to his injury biomechanics research and was part of teams that have presented at more than a dozen scientific conferences. Dr. Clark has also served as a referee (peer-review) for the Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Michio has held research and teaching positions in the University College Dublin School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and the University of Ottawa School of Human Kinetics.

Michio joined Vector Scientific, Inc. (VSI) in 2019. At VSI Dr. Clark conducts forensic injury biomechanics analyses of automotive, motorcycle, pedestrian, sport/recreation, and industrial/occupational accidents. He has applied his knowledge and expertise in the field of injury biomechanics and in particular head injury biomechanics to analyze complex biomechanical forensic issues.

• Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; Biomechanics – University College Dublin
• M.Sc. Human Kinetics; Biomechanics – University of Ottawa
• B.Sc. Honours in Kinesiology – Brock University