John Paul Donlon

John Paul Donlon
Graduate Research Assistant, Masters Student | 434.297.8067

John Paul abruptly changed from pursuing a music degree to studying engineering, although he had no previous exposure to the field. While working at the CAB over the summer of 2012, John Paul fell in love with biomechanical engineering, and especially with research for injury prevention. A Charlottesville almost-native, John Paul was actively involved in research and the peer reviewed publication process at the CAB, at first while he was completing his undergraduate degree, now as a full-time Masters student at UVA.





  • BS, Mechanical Engineering – University of Virginia


Research Interests

  • Automotive/Sports Injury Prevention
  • Data Analysis/Visualization
  • Physical/Computational Injury Simulation



Other Interests

  • Classical Piano, Gregorian Chant