Caitlin McCleery, ME

Ms. Caitlin McCleery is an Associate at the National Biomechanics Institute. Ms. McCleery holds a Master of Engineering (ME) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Ms. McCleery’s current research focuses on determining conditions which decide airbag deployment status during motor vehicle accidents. Ms. McCleery also has previous research experience examining differences between methods for mechanical testing of soft materials, as well as characterization and storage techniques for engineered tissue samples. Prior to joining NBI, Ms. McCleery worked at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

ME, Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2017

BS, Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2017

Associate, National Biomechanics Institute

Research Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Corr Lab, 2017-2018

Biomechanical Modeling Intern, NASA Glenn Research Center, 2016

Research Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Wan Lab, 2014-15

Thompson W, Gallo C, Jagodnik K, Schmidt E, McCleery C, Lewandowski B. Biomechanical Modeling of Single-leg Squat and Heel Raise on the Hybrid Ultimate Lifting Kit. American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Annual Meeting, 2016.

Kingsley D, McCleery C, Johnson C, Bramson M, Rende D, Gilbert R, Corr D. Multi-modal characterization of polymeric gels to determine the influence of testing method on observed elastic modulus. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. (In review)

Probability of Frontal Airbag Deployment in Bumper-Bumper and Underride Collisions. (In preparation)