Kohles Bioengineering
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Sean S. Kohles, PhD


Current Appointments: 
1987-present  Director, 
         Kohles Bioengineering, Portland, OR;
2002-present Adjunct Associate Professor, 
         Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Portland State University, Portland, OR;
         Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; and  
         Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
2002-present, Associate Editor, Annals of Biomedical Engineering
2005-present, Editorial Consultant, Journal of Biomechanics
2007-present, Director, Spinal Injury Foundation
Previous Experience:
1997-2001   Assistant Professor, Departments of  Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biology & Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
1998-2001   Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Science, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA, and Departments of Physiology and Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
1996-1997   Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Movement Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1996   Collaborator, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1994-1995   Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1987-1994   Research Assistant, Division of Orthopedic Surgery & School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1987-1988, 1993-1994   Teaching Assistant, Departments of Engineering Mechanics & Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1985-1987 Laboratory Assistant, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1994             PhD, Bioengineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1988             MS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1987             BS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

American Society of Biomechanics, Orthopaedic Research Society, Biomedical Engineering Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society for Experimental Mechanics, American Society of Engineering Education, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Director and Principal Investigator.


Derald S. Kohles, BSCE, PE
     Experience:  37 years as Engineer, Nebraska Department of Roads, Lincoln
     Education:  1963  BS, Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
     Registered:  Professional Engineer (Emeritus)
Highway Safety Specialist: Injury Mechanics and Accident Analysis Associate
Rebekah P. Kohles, BS
      Experience:  10 years as a Personal Health/Fitness Consultant
      Education:  1989  BS, Health Science, Illinois State University-Bloomington/Normal
      Certification:  ACSM and NSCA Personal Trainer
Healthy Lifestyles Specialist: Functional BASED Health Associate


Lawrence J. Bonassar, PhD
     Associate Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Michael D. Freeman, PhD, DC, MPH
     Forensic Trauma Epidemiologist, Forensic Trauma Consultants, Salem, OR
James N. Kenealy, PharmD
     Clinical Research Director, Implant Innovations, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, FL
James McNames, PhD
     Assistant Professor, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Asit K. Saha, PhD
     Research Associate, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Derek C. Tretheway, PhD
     Assistant Professor, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Neal K. Vail, PhD

     Group Leader, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX
Shelley R. Winn, PhD
     Associate Professor, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Kohles Bioengineering, Portland, Oregon, USA