Dr. Cripton's work focuses on using the principles of biomechanics to prevent injuries through work known as injury biomechanics. This is the field principly involved in the design of safety devices such as helmets airbags seatbelts and ski bindings. Dr. Cripton has Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia, respectively. He has a Master's and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University. He was a Postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and spent three years consulting with an Engineering and Consulting company called Exponent in Philadelphia prior to moving to UBC.
Professor and Associate Head, External, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC