Alumnus Kurt joins Xenith inaugural advisory board
"Made up of independent experts in athlete health and wellness, neurology, biomechanics, and sport technology, the Scientific Advisory Board will contribute to Xenith's continued development of product informed by the latest scientific research, and practical and clinical perspectives," according to a release from Xenith. "Board members advise the Xenith team on ground-breaking research, state-of-the-art athlete care, and the next horizon of scientific development in athlete health and performance. The Board's input helps to inform Xenith's internal Design and Engineering teams, ultimately furthering Xenith's commitment to providing the best protective solutions to athletes at all levels of competition."
Kurt is the director of the Kurtlab and an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at the Translational Molecular and Imaging Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Kurt received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Illinois, where he worked on developing novel nonlinear system identification methods.
Dr. Kurt's primary research area of interest is brain biomechanics and neuromechanics imaging. His research has been highlighted in various media outlets such as Reuters, Newsweek, CBS News, and Washington Post. His research group is currently sponsored by multiple grants from NSF and NIH. His awards include NSF Vizzies Best Scientific Visualization Award, People's Choice (2018), Annals of Biomedical Engineering "Editor's Choice Award" (2017), Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award (2015) and the Thomas Bernard Hall Prize for the Best Paper of the Year (2011).