• Deen Farooq

    Title MS candidate

    M.S. Candidate
    Anticipated M.S. completion: May 2015
    Mechanical Engineering Program

    Email:  deenfarooq@gmail.com

    B.S. Engineering Mechanics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2013

    I grew up in Lombard, Il.  After finishing high school, I attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where I received my B.S. in Engineering Mechanics. Along the way, I had several international experiences through Engineers Without Borders. Because of the involvement I had during my undergraduate career, I decided to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering at UIUC with prospects toward earning a Ph.D.

    Current Projects

    • Developing a second generation prototype of a 5-gear, automatic gear-shifting manual wheelchair
    • Determining if geared manual wheelchairs reduce shoulder torque in manual wheelchair users
    • Designing a pneumatic powered soft robotic upper limb orthotic device for children

    Research Interests

    • Mechatronic design
    • Soft robotics
    • Medical device design
    • Musculoskeletal biomechanics

    Personal Interests
    I enjoy running, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and most sports. Also, I am an amateur breakdancer.