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Jared Gragg, Ph.D.

Advanced Instructor
Gragg Jared
227-B Norris Hall
495 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • Human-centric mechanical design
  • Probabilistic design
  • Human dynamics and control
  • Slips, trips, and falls

Teaching Interests

  • Dynamics
  • Deforms
  • Statics
  • Study Abroad


  • Texas Tech: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2014
  • Texas Tech: M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2010 
  • Texas Tech: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2007 

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • BEAM Leader in Teaching 2019-2020

Selected Publications

Gragg, J., Klose, E., and Yang, J., 2017. Modeling the stochastic nature of the available coefficient of friction at footwear-floor interfaces. Ergonomics, 60 (7), 977-984.

Gragg, J., and Yang, J., 2016. Predicting the probability of slip in gait: Methodology and distribution study. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 19 (1), 93-100.