Jason Carey's Biography

I received my Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Ottawa and joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta in January 2004. I became Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2012. After a few years as Associate Chair of the Undergraduate Program and Biomedical Engineering Option in Mechanical Engineering, I joined the Dean's Office as Associate Dean (Programs and Planning) and became Vice Dean in 2019.

Since being at UA, I have directly supervised 11 PhD, 40 MSc, and 127 undergraduate and WISEST students in research activities, as well as 14 research associates and one postdoctoral fellow. I am very proud of my lab's involvement with the WISEST program.

My general research interests are in the areas of composite and biological materials mechanics, biomedical engineering design, biomechanics of orthodontic treatment and orthodontic imaging, tissue mechanics and sports and injury biomechanics.

The group has published 140 journal publications, 82 articles and 71 other conference contributions, 1 book in English currently being translated in French, 1 book as editor and main author, and 18 book chapters.


Our very productive and enriching research has lead to a large number of Archival Publications and conference contributions. These can be accessed at the publications tab.

Dr Warren Finlay and I have written a book on our MecE 415 Busting Myths with analysis courses entitled "Ice Bullets and Killer Pennies, fourteen myths get the scientific shakedown" through Plausible Publishing, that is available through us in various formats at the publications tab.

J.P. Carey, Handbook of Advances in Braided Composite Materials, 1st Edition, Theory, Production, Testing and Applications

Handbook of Advances in Braided Composite Materials: Theory, Production, Testing and Applications focuses on the fundamentals of these materials and their associated technology. It provides a one-stop resource that outlines all the significant issues about structural braiding, providing readers with the means by which to produce, test, and design braided composite material structures. It documents the latest research findings into these advanced materials and provides new ideas to encourage greater use of the technology.

Personal Life

On a personal note, I enjoy cooking, playing guitar and "heavy" music.

You can find more about me on my LinkedIn page