Ryan Neice

Ryan Neice
Graduate Research Assistant, Masters Student
rjn7df@virginia.edu | 434.297.8053

Ryan is a Mechanical Engineering Master of Science student at the University of Virginia. He is a graduate researcher at the Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB), where his research involves working on the validation and advancement of the CAVEMAN (Computational Anthropomorphic Virtual Experiment Man) finite element human body model developed by Corvid Technologies using experimentally obtained data at UVA. Currently he is working on developing and validating a pelvic finite element model with a specific focus on the pubic symphysis and sacroiliac connective regions, in an effort to predict injuries in automotive side impact conditions. In the past he has worked on the lower leg and foot model, applying high rate loading conditions similar to that of an under body blast (UBB) experience of a mounted warfighter in order to validate the CAVEMAN model’s injury predictive capabilities.


  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering – Youngstown State University, ‘17
  • Associate in Science – Community College of Beaver County, ‘14

Research Interests

  • Experimental and Computational Mechanics
  • Military Underbody Blast Biomechanics
  • Injury Prediction
  • Human Body Modeling

Other Interests

  • Exercise, Travel, Current events, Movies, Sports

Affiliations & Awards

  • Graduate Engineering Student Council (GESC)
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)

Selected Publications

  • 2017 Ohio State University Injury Biomechanics Symposium
    “CAVEMAN FE Model: Consideration to Biological Variabilities in the Computational Evaluation of Lower Leg Injuries in During Underbody Blast Loading Conditions.” Link


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