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Luke Riexinger

Post-Doctoral Associate Research Faculty
Portrait of Luke Riexinger
440 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger St. MC 0194
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Areas

  • Transportation Safety
  • Biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Crash Injury Biomechanics
  • Event Data Recorders
  • Active Safety Systems
  • Highly Automated Vehicles
  • Occupant Injury Modeling
  • Roadside Safety Design

Education

B.S. Biomedical Engineering from Bucknell University in 2017

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2021

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • Gundolf Beier Award from the International Research Council on Biomechanics Of Injury in 2018
  • Excellence in Oral Presentation from Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress Experience in 2019
  • Best Oral Presentation from the International Research Council on Biomechanics Of Injury in 2019
  • Pratt Fellowship Recipient, Virginia Tech in 2017
  • Advisory Board Member to the National Program for Playground Safety

Recent Publications

Riexinger LE, Johnson NS, Gabler HC, “A Corridor-Based Procedure for Determining Longitudinal Barrier Length of Need”, Proceedings of the 100th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (January 2021).

Riexinger LE, Gabler HC, (2020). Expansion for NASS/CDS for Characterizing Run-Off-Road Crashes. Traffic Injury Prevention. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2020.1798942

Riexinger LE, Sherony R, Gabler HC, (2019). Residual Road Departure Crashes After Full Deployment of LDW and LDP Systems. Traffic Injury Prevention. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2019.1603375

Riexinger LE, Sherony R, Gabler HC, “A Preliminary Characterization of Driver Evasive Manoeuvres in Cross-Centerline Vehicle-to-Vehicle Collisions”, Proceedings of the 2019 International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference, Florence, Italy (September 2019).

Riexinger LE, Sherony R, Gabler HC, “Has Electronic Stability Control Reduced Rollover Crashes?”, SAE Paper 2019-01-1022 (April 2019). DOI: 10.4271/2019-01-1022

Riexinger LE, Gabler HC, “A Preliminary Characterization of Driver Manoeuvres in Road Departure Crashes”, Proceedings of the 2018 International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference, Athens, Greece (September 2018).

Riexinger LE, Sherony R, Gabler HC, “Methodology for Estimating the Benefits of Lane Departure Warnings Using Event Data Recorders,” SAE Paper 2018-01-0509 (April 2018) DOI: 10.4271/2018-01-0509

Almannaa MH, Bareiss M, Riexinger LE, Guo F, “Are Individuals with Arthritis More Likely to be Involved in a Crash?”, Proceedings of the 98th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (January 2019).