Mechanical Engineer M38594Biomechanical Engineermatarod@vglabs.com
  • Biomechanical Analysis of Injury
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Vehicle Systems Analysis
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip/Trip and Falls
Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)
University of Calgary, Canada (2013)
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran (2009)
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran (2006)

Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician Certificate, Levels I and II

FARO Laser Scanner Certificate


Staff Engineer, Vollmer-Gray Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (October 2015 to Present)

Accident analysis and reconstruction, Crash data retrieval, Biomechanical analysis of injury, Slip/trip and fall analysis.

Collision Reconstructionist (Intern), Collision Analysis Inc, Canada (2014 – 2015)

Collision analysis and reconstruction, EDR download and analysis, Injury causation analysis, Transport Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Program.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary, Canada (2013 – 2015)

Knee joint motion analysis following injury, Analysis of mechanisms of injury


Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


Rosvold JM, Atarod M, Heard BJ, O’Brien EJ, Frank CB, Shrive NG. Ligament and Meniscus Loading In The Ovine Stifle Joint During Normal Gait. Knee; 2016, 23(1): 70-77.

Rosvold JM, Atarod M, Frank CB, Shrive NG. An Instrumented Spatial Linkage For Measuring Knee Joint Kinematics. Knee; 2016, 23(1): 43-48.

Barton KI, Shekarforoush M, Heard BJ, Sevick JL, Vakil P, Atarod M, et al. Use of Pre-Clinical Surgically Induced Models To Understand Biomechanical and Biological Consequences of PTOA Development. Journal of Orthopaedic Research; 2016, doi: 10.1002/jor.23322

Atarod M, Ludwig TE, Frank CB, Schmidt TA, Shrive NG, Cartilage Boundary Lubrication of Ovine Synovial Fluid Following ACL Transection. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage; 2015, 23(4): 640-647.

Atarod M, Frank CB, Shrive NG. Increased Meniscus Loading After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture In Vivo: A Longitudinal Study. Knee; 2015, 22(1): 11-17.

Atarod M, Rosvold JM, Frank CB, Shrive NG. A Novel Testing Platform For Assessing In Vivo Knee Joint Mechanics. Annals of Biomedical Engineering; 2014, 42(5): 1121-1132.

Atarod M, Frank CB, Shrive NG. Decreased Posterior Cruciate and Altered Collateral Ligament Loading Following ACL Transection. Journal of Orthopaedic Research; 2014, 32(3): 431-438.

Atarod M, Frank CB, Shrive NG. Kinematic and Kinetic Interactions During Normal and ACL­Deficient Gait. Annals of Biomedical Engineering; 2014, 42(3): 566-578­

Atarod M, Rosvold JM, Frank CB, Shrive NG. Functional Activity of the Anterior and Posterior

Cruciate Ligaments Under In Vivo Gait and Static Physiological Loads. Annals of Biomedical Engineering; 2013, 41(10): 2067-2076.

Atarod M, Rosvold JM, Kazemi M, Li LP, Frank CB, Shrive NG. Inter-Insertional Distance is a Poor Correlate for Ligament Load. Journal of Biomechanics; 2013, 46(13): 2264-2270.

Gudena R, Pilambaraei MA, Werle J, Shrive NG, Frank CB. A Safe Overhang Limit for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasties Based on Medial Collateral Ligament Strains. Journal of Arthroplasty; 2013, 28(2): 227-233.

Atarod Pilambaraei M, O’Brien EJ, Frank CB, Shrive NG. There is Significant Load Sharing and Physical Interaction Between the Anteromedial and Posterolateral Bundles of the Ovine ACL Under Anterior Tibial Loads. Knee; 2012, 19(6):797-803.


NSERC-Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015

CREATE Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Calgary, 2013-2015

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS) Graduate Studentship, 2012-2013

Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship, University of Calgary, 2012