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Jonathan S. Dufour, MS, MBA

  • Senior Research Assoc-Engineer, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • Baker Systems Room 520
    1971 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-2016


Jon's work focuses on the research and development of dynamic, sensor-driven biomechanical models, with an emphasis on hardware/software integration and the development of technology platforms.  He is interested in using emerging technologies to expedite foundational research and translate discoveries into novel spine disorder prevention, evaluation, and treatment products and services that help people.  Jon received his B.S. (2009) and M.S. (2012) in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University, and has an MBA from The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business (2017) where he specialized in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.  He has taken two business concepts inspired by university research through the I-Corps program and won first place with his team in The Ohio State University's Business Plan Competition in 2016.  Jon also previously served multiple terms as an intern with the product design firm New Product Innovations.  

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Journal Articles


  • Le,Peter; Dufour,Jonathan; Monat,Heath; Rose,Joseph; Huber,Zachary; Alder,Emma; Umar,Radin,Zaid Radin; Hennessey,Bryan; Dutt,Mohini; Marras,William,S, 2012, "Association between spinal loads and the psychophysical determination of maximum acceptable force during pushing tasks." ERGONOMICS 55, no. 9, 1104-1114 - 1104-1114.