March 29, 2017

Alexander G. Chartrain (medical student at Mount Sinai), Raj K. Shrivastava, MD (Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai) and Mehmet Kurt, PhD gave a grand rounds lecture on "Meningioma Imaging with Magnetic Resonance Elastography".

March 24, 2017

Prof. Kurt presented the neuromechanics imaging research efforts at Kurtlab in an invited talk at the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII) at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai.

February 12, 2017

KurtLab attended to the Graduate Research Conference 2017 with the poster "In Vivo Comparison of Myelin and Stiffness Maps in the Human Brain" in the Babbio Center at Stevens Institute of Technology

November 5, 2016

Airbag bike helmets may be safer than conventional foam versions:

October 22, 2016

KurtLab at is proud to have joined the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL) team, led by a team of researchers at Oxford University. The collaboration will allow Stevens students to collaborate with prominent researchers worldwide in the area of brain trauma.

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October 12, 2016

KurtLab's research on the efficacy of airbag helmets in reducing head accelerations is featured in multiple media outlets such as Reuters, Daily Mail, Popular Science and The Verge.

August 20, 2016

Biological Dynamics and Devices Lab in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology invites applicants for PhD student and postdoctoral scholar positions in the areas of cellular mechanics and concussion biomechanics.

The selected candidates will have opportunities to closely work with collaborators at Stanford, UIUC and Mount Sinai Hospital. Interested candidates should send their CVs and representative publications to by addressing Prof. Mehmet Kurt.

Stevens is a top-ranked private technological university located in Hoboken, New Jersey. The Institute’s small size eases cross-department and interdisciplinary research ties and teaching programs. The 55-acre campus is on the Hudson River across from midtown Manhattan within a few minutes from New York City via public transportation. Hoboken is an upscale small city, the residence of choice for many professionals working in NYC. Students typically live in Hoboken, Manhattan, and in sub...

August 11, 2016

"Stevens Institute of Technology announced today that 19 new members have joined its faculty cohort for academic year 2016-17, hailing from such institutions as Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Mehmet Kurt joins Stevens as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bogazici University in Turkey and a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in mechanical engineering. His research interests include biomechanics, biomedical devices and structural health monitoring. Prior to joining Stevens he served as a postdoctoral scholar in the bioengineering department at Stanford University, where he researched the biomechanics of brain injury."

June 9, 2016

Prof. Kurt is the recipient of a pilot postdoctoral grant to investigate the reasons of why the pediatric brain is more vulnerable to concussions in sports. The multidisciplinary effort will involve magnetic resonance elastography experiments in collaboration with a team of radiologists at Stanford, led by Prof. Max Wintermark and Prof. Kim Butts-Pauly. 

January 4, 2016

Prof. Mehmet Kurt is awarded the prestigious Early Career Award by Thrasher Research Foundation. The purpose of this early career program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The award was open to all scientists and clinicians worldwide and had a success rate <10%. The award will help Prof. Kurt and his team to develop an airbag-based smart helmet to reduce the risk of concussions for bicycling in the pediatric population. 


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