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PhD Alumni

Student Year Graduated Thesis Title Placement
Kevin Gim N/A N/A Switched to Kinetic Intelligent Machine Lab at UIUC
Maria Fox 2020 The Biomechanical Consequences of Body Size Differences in Humans
Matthew Petrucci 2016 Modulation and modeling of anticipatory postural adjustments for gait initiation in persons with Parkinson’s disease Post-doc, Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (2016-2019). Post-doc, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Morgan Boes 2016 Evaluation of a pneumatic ankle-foot orthosis: portability and functionality Continued with MD studies at UIUC CMD/PhD candidate). (2016-2018). Medical Resident, Dept of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota.
Mazharul Islam 2016 Studies on gait control using a portable pneumatically powered ankle-foot orthosis (PPAFO) during human walking Sr. Imaging Scientist, Intel Corp, Oregon
Louis DiBerardino (Harry Dankowicz, co-advisor) 2014 Neuromuscular Control Adaptation During Recovery From Injury Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University
Yifan Li 2013 On Improving Control and Efficiency of a Portable Pneumatically Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis Principal Engineer, Western Digital, San Jose, CA (2013-2014). CEO and co-founder, Hesai Photonics Technologies, Shanghai, China (2014 +)
Kiwon Park 2012 Quantitative assessment of human gait patterns using biomechanical and dynamical tools Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Trine University
Chantal Ragetly (Veterinary Medicine, Dominique Griffon, co-advisor) 2011 Gait analysis of the hind limb in Labrador Retrievers with and without cranial cruciate ligament disease Private veterinary practice, Paris, France
K. Alex Shorter 2011 The Design and Control of Active Ankle-foot Orthoses Research Investigator, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Pilwon Hur 2010 Quantification of the Human Postural Control System to Perturbations Post-doc, Center for Ergonomics. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2010-2014). Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University (2014+)
Richard Doyle (Kinesiology, Karl Rosengren, co-advisor) 2008 Generalizability of Center of Pressure Measurements Across Age Populations Medical Student, UI Chicago
Raziel Riemer 2007 Optimization-based Inverse Dynamics to Reduce Errors in Estimated Joint Torques Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel


MS Alumni


Student Year Graduated Thesis Title Placement
Prateek Garag 2020
Ayush Sinha 2019 Open source content for soft pneumatic exoskeleton (design of mannequin and pneumatic circuits) Yaskawa America Inc. , San Francisco, CA
Seung Yun (Leo) Song 2019 Quantification of spasticity and rigidity for biceps and triceps using the PVRM (position, velocity, and resistance meter) Continued to PhD
Yinan Pei 2018 Design and evaluation of a passive hydraulic simulator for biceps spasticity Continued to PhD
Alan Gaglio 2017 (anticipated)
Austin (Ruixi) Chen (Industrial Design MFA, Deanna McDonagh co-advisor 2017 Inappropriate posture: Device to Regain Awareness on Postures and Prevent Trauma, Case Study: How Can Young Adults’ Posture Be Monitored Discreetly By Sensing and Movement Assistive Technology Cole Haan, Industrial design internship
Chenzhang Xiao 2017 Pneumatic Ergonomic Crutches Continued to PhD
Jiahui (Carrie) Liang 2016 Design of a passive hydraulic simulator for abnormal muscle behavior replication Apple, Cupertino, CA
Ziming Wang 2016 Design of actuation system and minimization of sensor configuration for gait event detection for Gen 3.0 Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis (PPAFO) MathWorks, Natick, MA
Matthew Petrucci 2016 Evaluation of gait kinematics and kinetics using a powered ankle-foot orthosis for gait assistance in people with multiple sclerosis Continued to PhD
Deen Farooq 2015 Modifications and Upper Extremity Orthotics for the Lofstrand Crutch Caterpillar, Peoria
Michael Angelini 2015 Obstacle Crossing Behaviors in Firefighters: Effects of Personal Protective Equipment and Firefighter Activity Littelfuse, Chicago, IL
Iris (Mei Kuen) Hsu 2014 (anticipated) Variability of upper extremities of manual wheelchair users: comparison of different methodologies
Michael Wineman 2013 Design and effects on handrim kinetics of an automatic gear-shifting wheel for manual wheelchairs Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company, Wisconsin
Richard Kesler 2013 Analysis of Fatigue in Firefighters: Foot Clearances Over Stair Edges and Validation of a Novel Means for Metabolic Data Collection Illinois Fire Service Institute, UIUC
Douglas Wajda (J. Sosnoff co-advisor) 2012 Wireless accelerometry using a smartphone Continued to PhD in Kinesiology
Michael Socie (J. Sosnoff co-advisor) 2012 Gait variability in Multiple Sclerosis Georgia Tech, graduate student in Prosthetics and Orthotics program
Morgan K. Boes (J. Sosnoff co-advisor) 2011 Postural control in persons with Multiple Sclerosis: an investigation of dual task cost and physical modeling Continued to PhD
Scott Daigle (J. Sosnoff co-advisor) 2011 Design and evaluation of an automatic gear-shifting system for a manual wheelchair IntelliWheels, Inc., Champaign, IL
Emily Morris 2011 Gait analysis techniques to understand the effect of a hip strength improving program on lower-limb amputees Caterpillar, Peoria, IL
Zanxi An 2011 Complexity and Variability Analysis of Phase Portrait of Upper Arm Segment Angle in Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Foxconn Technology Group, San Jose, CA
Jason Thomas (E. Loth co-advisor) 2009 Active Torque Ankle Foot Orthosis Industry job
Robin Chin (E. Loth co-advisor) 2008 Portable pneumatic power-harvesting ankle-foot-orthosis for foot-drop Continued to PhD in another lab
Louis DiBerardino 2008 Assessing gait differences through the complexity and variability of motion shapes Continued to PhD
Andrew Bosiljevac 2007 The Effects of Tai Chi Training on Kinematic and Kinetic Obstacle Crossing Behaviors Proctor and Gamble
John Jang 2007 Longitudinal Balance in Pregnant Women and Young Healthy Adults PhD Student in Linguistics, UIUC
K. Alex Shorter 2007 Detecting Asymmetries in Gait Continued to PhD
Karthi Rajendran (K. Rosengen co-advisor) 2006 Slips, Trips, and Falls Research Study Report Cardinal Health, Waukegan, IL
Brett Duiser 2006 Analysis of Human Postural Control Response to an Impulsive Perturbation Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis
Kelly McHugh 2005 Assessing Skill Due to Tai Chi Experience: A Biomechanical Analysis of Long Term Practitioners and Older Adults Enrolled in Tai Chi Training
Matthew Major 2004 Biomechanical Analysis of Aggressive Inline Skating: Landing and Balance on a Grind Rail PhD in Bioengineering, Univ of Strathclyde, Manchester, UK
Arun Ramachandran 2004 Effects of Tai Chi on Quiet Standing Balance and Obstacle Crossing Strategies: A Biomechanical Analysis Boeing, Indiana


Undergraduate Alumni

Student Project Year(s) Independent Study Research Project
Jong Hyun (Jay) Son 2016 Design of Next Generation Ankle Foot Orthosis
Ye Oo 2016 Pneumatic Elastomeric Accumulator
Zonghe Chua 2015 Affordable Electrogoniometer for Rehabilitative Gait Analysis
Kevin Kibler (Yih-Kuen Jan co-advisor) 2015 Implementing bath lift for person with cerebral palsy
Emily Matijevich 2014-2016 Kinematic Compensation to Increased Ankle Stiffness During Gait (2014), Measuring Changes in Gait Variability in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis while wearing Pneumatically Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis (2015), Method for quantifying hip circumduction during over-ground walking in persons with mild and moderate multiple sclerosis severity (2016)
Grace Deetjen 2014 Duration of Exertion and SCBA Design Affect Firefighter Balance
Kathleen Neville 2014 Design and Testing of a Portable Ankle Angle Capture Device (PAAC)
Joshua Kim 2013 Investigation of Beaglebone Black
Lela DiMonte 2013 Differences in Firefighter Fatigue Protocols as Measured by a Functional Balance Obstacle Course
Julian Sy 2012 Assessing gait changes in firefighters due to fatigue and asymmetrical load carriage
Michael Angelini 2012 Effects of firefighter load carriage and fatigue on the utilized dynamic coefficient of friction during obstacle crossing
Casey Barnash 2012 Study of Actuation Using Worm Gear and Pneumatic Motor
Stephen Braun 2012 Chainless Challenge Report
LeeAnn Monahan 2011 Design of a Life-Cycle Testing System for Manual Wheelchairs
Mei Kuen (Iris) Hsu 2010 Electromyographic study of canine gait in Labrador Retrievers
Sara Neitzke 2010 Analysis of center of pressure and knee angle during standing balance of Tai Chi practitioners
Joel Gilmer 2009 Fluid powered ankle-foot-orthosis
Jason Thomas 2007 Air Cylinder Designs for Firefighter Gait and Balance Assessment Study
Vladimir Cabildo 2006 Motion and Force Data from the Canine Gait Cycle – II
Michael Kern 2006 Personality and Postural Responses to Affective Pictures
Farooq Khan 2006 Three Dimensional Joint Angle Calculations for the Detection of Gait Asymmetries
Laura Gerke 2005 Motion and Force Data from the Canine Gait Cycle
Scott Block 2005 A Hand Study: Development of an Inexpensive Data Glove
James Jackson Potter 2005 Analysis of Quiet Standing Stance Width and its Effect on Balance Parameters throughout Pregnancy up to Delivery
Todd Mayer 2004 GUI Modification of MATLAB code for Pregnancy Project
Kathy Wingate 2004 Biomechanics of Object Crossing Landings
Nicholas Wills 2004 The Relationship between Back Pain and Stability throughout Pregnancy and up to Six Months Postpartum
Susan Shah 2004 Variations in Balance and Postural Control throughout Pregnancy and up to Six Months Postpartum
Kurt Beschorner 2004 An Analysis of the Effect of Approach Distance on the Maximum Foot-Obstacle Clearance of the Elderly During Obstacle Crossing
Abner Satterthwaite-Phillps 2002 Postural stability of humans during quiet stance and when startled


Non-Independent Study Undergraduate Alumni

Nicole Arnold
Kayla Arquines
Zachary Block
Anastasia Borok
Lauren Bowles
Faith Bradley
Vittorio Bruno
Daniel Chavka
Kevin Davis
Zifei Feng
Owen Flasch
Dayae Frail
Liz Gacek
Prateek Garag
Seth Gordon
Brett Harton
Molly Hathaway
Madison Heimerdinger
Megan Hodgson
Luke Jungles
Henry Kohring
Nicholas Kolpack
Phillip Kwon
David Lin
Jiahang Liu
Frank Luo
Anirvan Majumdar
Yifan Mao
Lauren Merry
Joseph Miksan
Rohita Mocharla
Seiji Naito
Antonia Nepomuceno
Kathryn Neville
Abby Pakeltis
Josh Porter
Yimeng Qin
Alisa Riskus
Daniel Schuh
Jesse Schultz
Emily Seyforth
Wendy Siman
Taofik Sulaiman
Tut Tangtragulcharoen
Jason Troutner
Jie Yan
Lance Zhou