Amanda Esquivel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Amanda Esquivel
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
3069 Engineering Lab Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Bioengineering, Human Centered Engineering Design, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:


Biography and Education

Areas of Research Interests

  • Injury Biomechanics

  • Injury Biomechanics

  • Sport Related Biomechanics

  • Human Movement

  • Brain Injury

  • ACL Injury

  • Orthopedics

  • Athletic Injuries


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2008

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2005

B.S.E., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001

Selected Publications

Baker G, Kim W, Rowe M, Argento A, Esquivel A. Impact Mitigation Properties and Material Characterization of Women’s Lacrosse Headgear. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2022 Oct; 50(11):1648-1660.

Kuo C, Patton D, Rooks T, Tierney G, McIntosh A, Lynall R, Esquivel A, Daniel R, Kaminski T, Mihalik J, Dau N, Urban J. On-Field Deployment and Validation for Wearable Devices. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2022 Nov; 50(11): 1372-1388.

Baek SY, Ajdaroski M, Shahshahani PM, Beaulieu M, Esquivel AO, Ashton-Miller JA. A Comparison of Inertial Measurement Unit and Motion Capture Measurements of Tibiofemoral Kinematics during Simulated Pivot Landings. Sensors. 2022 June; 22(12).

Bowman T, Lininger M, Esquivel A, Breedlove K. The Effect of Soccer and Lacrosse Participation and Video Verified Head Impact Biomechanics on Clinical Concussion Measures. Neurology and Neurobiology. 2022 May; 5(2).

Ajdaroski M, Ashton-Miller JA, Baek SY, Shahshahani PM, Esquivel AO Testing a Quaternion Conversion Method to Determine Human Three-Dimensional Tibiofemoral Angles During an In Vitro Simulated Jump Landing. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2022 Apr;144(4).

Rajaram P, Sherman D, Esquivel A, MacDonald, R, Bir C Validation of the Facial Ocular CountermeasUre for Safety (FOCUS) Headform for the Injury Risk Assessment of Less Lethal Impact Munitions. Human Factors and Mechanical Engineering for Defense and Safety. 2022 Mar;6(1), 1-11.

Bir C, Sherman D, MacDonald, R, Esquivel A Assessment of Less lethal Impact Munitions Using the Facial and Ocular CountermeasUre for Safety (FOCUS) Headform. Human Factors and Mechanical Engineering for Defense and Safety. 2022 Feb; 6(2).

Johnson SM, Esquivel AO, Lovse L, Cracchiolo A, Bishai S, Chen C, Lemos SE. Anatomic Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction with and without Acromioclavicular Ligament Reconstruction: A Comparative Biomechanical Study. Shoulder & Elbow. January 2022. doi:10.1177/17585732211068322

Halloran JP, Esquivel AO, Cracchiolo AM, Chen C, Lemos SE The Role of the MPFL and MPTL in Patellar Stability–A Biomechanical Study Archives of Orthopaedics. 2020 Jul 3; 1 (2)

Ajdaroski M, Tadakala R, Nichols L*, Esquivel A Validation of a Device to Measure Knee Joint Angles for a Dynamic Movement. Sensors (Basel). 2020 Mar 21;20(6). pii: E1747. doi: 10.3390/s20061747. IF 3.3; H-index 153

Esquivel A, Freehill MT, Curriero FC, Rand KL, Conte S, Tedeschi T, Lemos SE Analysis of Non-Game Injuries in Major League Baseball. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019 Dec 27;7(12). IF 2.5; H-index 29

Buice JM, Esquivel AO, Andrecovich CJ. Laboratory Validation of a Wearable Sensor for the Measurement of Head Acceleration in Men's and Women's Lacrosse. J Biomech Eng. 2018 Oct 1;140(10). doi: 10.1115/1.4040311.

Cooley CN, Beranek TJ, Warpinski MA, Alexander R, Esquivel AO. A comparison of head injuries in male and female lacrosse participants seen in US emergency departments from 2005 to 2016. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 May 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Esquivel, AO, Sherman SS, Lemos SE and Bir, C. The Interaction of Intramuscular Ketorolac (Toradol) and Concussion in a Rat Model. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2017 Jun;45(6):1581-1588