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PUBLICATIONS

* Authors contributed equally

Journal Publications

E.W. Hawkes, D.B. Camarillo, S.A. Suresh, M. Kurt, M.G. Fanton, and M.R. Cutkosky. Constant force impact protection device, US Patent App. 16485727, 2020.

 

K. Laksari, M. Fanton, L.C. Wu, T.H. Nguyen, M. Kurt, C. Giordano, E. Kelly, E. O'Keeffe, E. Wallace, C. Doherty, M. Campbell, S. Tiernan, G. Grant, J. Ruan, S. Barbat, and D.B. Camarillo. Multi-directional dynamic model for traumatic brain injury detection, Journal of Neurotrauma, doi: 10.1089/neu.2018.6340, 2020.

 

A Mojahed, J Abderezaei, M Kurt, LA Bergman, and AF Vakakis. A nonlinear reduced-order model of corpus callosum under coronal excitation, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, doi: 10.1115/1.4046503, 2020.

 

G. Fabris*, Z. Suar*, and M. Kurt. Micromechanical heterogeneity of the rat pia-arachnoid complex, Acta Biomaterialia, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2019.09.044, 2019.

 

Z. Suar*, G. Fabris*, and M. Kurt. Isolation and immunofluorescent staining of fresh rat pia-arachnoid complex tissue for micromechanical characterization, Current Protocols in Neuroscience, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/cpns.83, 2019, Featured Cover Article

 

J. Abderezaei, W. Zhao, C.L. Grijalva, G. Fabris, S. Ji, K. Laksari, and M. Kurt. Nonlinear dynamical behavior of the deep white matter during head impact, Physical Review Applied, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.12.014058, 2019.

 

M. Kurt, L. Wu, K. Laksari, E. Ozkaya, Z. Suar, H. Lv, K. Epperson, K. Epperson, A. Sawyer, D. Camarillo, K.B. Pauly, and M. Wintermark. Optimization of a multifrequency magnetic resonance elastography protocol for the human brain, Journal of Neuroimaging, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jon.12619, 2019.

 

K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Direct detection of nonlinear modal interactions from time series measurements, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.09.010, 2019.

 

A.G. Chartrain, M. Kurt, A. Yao, R. Feng, K. Nael, J. Mocco, J.B. Bederson, P. Balchandani, and R.K. Shrivastava. Utility of preoperative meningioma consistency measurement with magnetic resonance elastography (MRE): a review, Neurosurgical Review, doi: 10.1007/s10143-017-0862-8, 2019.

 

K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Time-series-based nonlinear system identification of strongly nonlinear attachments, Journal of Sound and Vibration, doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2018.09.033, 2019.

 

K. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Direct detection of nonlinear modal interactions and model updating using measured time series, Nonlinear Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-74280-9_3, 2019

 

K.J. Moore, A. Mojahed, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Advanced nonlinear system identification for modal interactions in nonlinear structures: a review, Problems of Nonlinear Mechanics and Physics of Materials, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-92234-8_7, 2019.

 

I. Terem, W.W. Ni, M. Goubran, M. Salmani Rahimi, G. Zaharchuk, K.W. Yeom, M.E. Moseley, M. Kurt, S.J. Holdsworth. Revealing sub‐voxel motions of brain tissue using phase‐based amplified MRI (aMRI), Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, doi: 10.1002/mrm.27236, 2018.

 

K. Laksari, M. Kurt, H. Babaee, S. Kleiven, and D. Camarillo, Mechanistic Insights into Human Brain Impact Dynamics through Modal Analysis, Physical Review Letters, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.138101, 2018.

 

K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Wavelet-bounded empirical mode decomposition for vibro-impact analysis, Nonlinear Dynamics, doi: 0.1007/s11071-018-4276-0, 2018.

 

J. Weickenmeier*, M. Kurt*, E. Ozkaya, R. deRooij, T. Ovaert, R. Ehman, K. Butts-Pauly, E. Kuhl, Brain stiffens post-mortem. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.04.009, 2018.

 

K. Laksari, M. Kurt, H. Babaee, S. Kleiven, and D. Camarillo. Mechanistic insights into human brain impact dynamics through modal analysis, Physical Review Letters, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.138101, 2018.

 

K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Wavelet-bounded empirical mode decomposition for measured time series analysis, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.06.005, 2018.

 

J. Weickenmeier*, M. Kurt*, E. Ozkaya, M. Wintermark, K.B. Pauly, E. Kuhl, Magnetic Resonance Elastography of the Brain: A Comparison Between Pigs and Humans, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.08.029, 2018.

 

K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Elements of a nonlinear system identification methodology of broad applicability with application to bolted joints, The Mechanics of Jointed Structures, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56818-8_20, 2018.

 

A.G. Chartrain*, M. Kurt*, A. Yao, R. Feng, K. Nael, J. Mocco, J.B. Bederson, P. Balchandani, R.K. Shrivastava, Utility of preoperative meningioma consistency measurement with magnetic resonance elastography (MRE): a review, Neurosurgical Review, doi: 10.1007/s10143-017-0862-8, 2017.

 

L.C. Wu, C. Kuo, J. Loza, M. Kurt, K. Laksari, L.Z. Yanez, D. Senif, S.C. Anderson, L.E. Miller, J.E. Urban, J.D. Stitzel, D.B. Camarillo, Detection of American Football Head Impacts Using Biomechanical Features and Support Vector Machine Classifcation, Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17864-3, 2017.

 

K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, J.C. Dodson, J.R. Foley, J.C. Wolfson, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Nonlinear parameter identification of a mechanical interface based on primary wave scattering, Experimental Mechanics, doi: 10.1007/s11340-017-0320-0, 2017.

 

K. Laksari, L. Wu, T. Nguyen, M. Kurt, M. Fanton, J. Ruan, S. Barbat, and D. Camarillo. Multi-directional dynamic injury metric for mild brain trauma detection, Journal of Neurotrauma, 2017.

 

M. Kurt, K.J. Moore, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Nonlinear model updating applied to the IMAC XXXII round robin benchmark test, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2016.10.016, 2017.

 

M. Kurt, K. Laksari, C. Kuo, G.A. Grant, and D.B. Camarillo. Modeling and optimization of airbag helmets for preventing head injuries in bicycling, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, doi: 10.1007/s10439-016-1732-1, 2017.

 

M. Kurt, K. Laksari, G. Grant, D.B. Camarillo, Modeling and Optimization of Airbag Helmets for Preventing Head Injuries in Bicycling, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, doi:10.1007/s10439-016-1732-1, 2016.

 

K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Nonlinear system identification of mechanical interfaces based on wave scattering, Dynamics of Coupled Structures, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-29763-7_32, 2016.

 

M. Kurt, K.J. Moore, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Nonlinear model updating methodology with application to the IMAC XXXIII round robin benchmark problem, Nonlinear Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15221-9_31, 2016.

 

L.C. Wu, V. Nangia, K. Bui, B. Hammoor, M. Kurt, C . Kuo , F. Hernandez, D.B. Camarillo, In vivo comparison of wearable head impact sensors, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, doi:10.1007/s10439-015-1423-3, 2016.

 

K. Laksari, L.C. Wu, M. Kurt, C. Kuo, D.B. Camarillo, Resonance of human brain under head acceleration, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0331, 2015.

 

A.F. Vakakis, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, and L.A. Bergman. Methodology for model updating of mechanical components with local nonlinearities, Journal of Sound and Vibration, doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2015.07.012, 2015.

 

M. Kurt. Identification, reduced order modeling and model updating of nonlinear mechanical systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, http://hdl.handle.net/2142/50609, 2014.

 

M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Frequency-energy plots of steady-state solutions for forced and damped systems, and vibration isolation by nonlinear mode localization, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, doi: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2013.12.018, 2014.

 

M. Kurt, I. Slavkin, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, O.V. Gendelman, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Effect of 1: 3 resonance on the steady-state dynamics of a forced strongly nonlinear oscillator with a linear light attachment, Archive of Applied Mechanics, doi: 10.1007/s00419-014-0877-3, 2014.

 

H. Chen, M. Kurt, Y.S. Lee, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Experimental system identification of the dynamics of a vibro-impact beam with a view towards structural health monitoring and damage detection, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2013.12.014, 2014.

 

M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Strongly nonlinear beats in the dynamics of an elastic system with a strong local stiffness nonlinearity: analysis and identification, Journal of Sound and Vibration, doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2013.11.021, 2014.

 

M. Eriten, M. Kurt, G. Luo, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Nonlinear system identification of frictional effects in a beam with a bolted joint connection, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2013.03.003, 2013.

 

M. Kurt, H. Chen, Y.S. Lee, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Nonlinear system identification of the dynamics of a vibro-impact beam: numerical results, Archive of Applied Mechanics, doi: 10.1007/s00419-012-0678-5, 2012.

 

H. Chen, M. Kurt, Y.S. Lee, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis. Nonlinear system identification of the dynamics of a vibro-impact beam, Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-2416-1_23, 2012.

A.F. Vakakis, L.A. Bergman, D.M. McFarland, Y.S. Lee, M. Kurt, Current Efforts Towards A Nonlinear System Identifi cation Methodology of Broad Applicability, Invited Forward Look Article, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, doi: 10.1177/0954406211417217, 2011. Best Paper Award.

Selected Conference Publications
 

M. Kurt, K. Laksari, D.B. Camarillo, Airbag helmets: An alternative protective headgear for bicycle accidents, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (BMES), October 7-10 2015.

 

M. Kurt, K. Laksari, D.B. Camarillo, Modal Analysis of Human Brain Dynamics in Contact Sports, Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference, June 29-July 2, 2016.

 

M. Kurt, H. Lv, K. Laksari, L.C. Wu, K. Epperson, K. Epperson, A.M. Sawyer, D. B. Camarillo, K.B. Pauly, M. Wintermark, In Vivo Multi-Frequency Magnetic Resonance Elastography Of The Human Brain: Which Frequencies Matter?, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (BMES), October 5-8, 2016.

 

L. C. Wu, C. Kuo, J. Loza, M. Kurt, K. Laksari, D. Senif, S. C. Anderson, L. Miller, J. Urban, J. Stitzel, D.B. Camarillo, Accurate Detection of On-Field Football Head Impacts Using an Instrumented Mouthguard, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (BMES), October 5-8, 2016.

 

B. Salazar, M. Kurt, D.B. Camarillo, Investigating Ideal Helmet Properties to Prevent Facial Fracture in Bicycle Accident, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (BMES), October 5-8, 2016.


M. Kurt, N.H. Smith, M. Fanton, D.B. Camarillo, A Smart Helmet Based on Wearable MEMS Sensors and a Soft Airbag to Prevent Head Trauma, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (BMES), October 5-8, 2016.