Alexander Mait

MaitAlexander Mait
Graduate Research Assistant, MS Student | 434.297.8066

Alex’s research focuses on injury prevention in athletics and sports, with a concentration on soft tissue injuries. His current research focuses on the human lower extremity, namely injuries sustained at the ankle. Alex is responsible for designing and conducting PMHS experiments to collect data for model optimization, with the ultimate goals of creating injury criteria and prevention methods for various sports injuries.






  • BS in Physics-Engineering, Washington and Lee University
  • Minor in Mathematics, Washington and Lee University


Research Interests

  • Sports and Athletics Injuries
  • Football Injuries—High Ankle Sprains
  • Experimental Design and Testing


Affiliations & Awards

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • UVA Graduate Engineering Student Council (GESC)


Other Interests

  • Baseball, Football, Fishing, Skiing