HDCL in the News
Below are links to some of our previous research featured in local media. Please see the links to the right for locally hosted copies of the stories and older stories.
- HDCL alumnus Dr. Yifan David Li took his company, Hesai Technology, public on Feburary 9th, 2023. Li’s Hesai Group makes its debut on the Nasdaq
- Professor Liz Hsiao-Wecksler is honored with named professorships as Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor. Historic number of MechSE faculty honored with named professorships.
- HDCL awarded funding for movement disorder simulator project Engineering at Illinois
- Fluid Power Assists Rehabilitation Efforts hydraulics & pneumatics
- “ME 370’s Unique ‘Drench Your Professor’ Competition Hones Students’ Design Skills.” I-STEM
- “Faculty get wet at ME 370 final competition.” MechSE
- “2014 Chainless Challenge team wins one category at national competition.” MechSE
- “College Student Improves Wheelchair Design.” NBC Chicago
- “Scott Daigle Innovates Wheelchair Transportation.” Technology Entrepreneur Center website
(also appeared on MechSE website as “Building a Better Wheelchair.”)
- “Scientists study cause of canine knee ailments.” The News-Gazette
HDCL News Archive (-November 2022)
11/2022- Congratulations to Dr. Yinan Pei on successfully defending his doctoral thesis!
05/2022- Congratulations to Mahshid Mansouri for finishing her Master thesis titled ‘Exploring patient pressure relief, repositioning and transporting while in the bed’
04/2022- Congratulations to Yinan Pei, Mahshid Mansouri, and Maxine He for presenting at the Design of Medical Device Conference in Minneapolis
04/2022- Congratulations to Nick Thompson on successfully defending his dissertation titled ‘On the Design, Modeling, Fabrication, and Application of Fiber-Reinforced Soft Pneumatic Actuators’
09/2019- Congratulations to Professor Liz, Maria Fox and Chenzhang Xiao for presenting at the XXVII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB 2019)
05/2019- Congratulations to Leo Song for finishing his Master’s thesis titled: “Quantification of spasticity and rigidity for biceps and triceps using the PVRM (position, velocity, and resistance meter)”
05/2019- Congratulations to Ayush Sinha on graduating with his Master’s degree
04/2019- Congratulations to Leo Song for presenting at the Design of Medical Device Conference in Minneapolis
07/2017- Congratulations to Chenzhang Xiao for finishing his Master’s thesis titled: “Pneumatic ergonomic crutches”
07/2017- Congratulations to Austin Chen for finishing his Master’s thesis titled: “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”
07/2016- Congratulations to Matt Petrucci for successfully defending his dissertation titled: “Modulation and Modeling of Anticipatory Postural Adjustments for Gait Initiation in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease”
07/2016- Congratulations to Carrie Liang for finishing her Master’s thesis titled: “Design of a Passive Hydraulic Simulator for Abnormal Muscle Behavior Replication”
06/2016- Congratulations to Ziming Wang for finishing his Master’s thesis titled: “Design of Actuation System and Minimization of Sensor Configuration for Gait Event Detection for Gen 3.0 Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis (PPAFO)”
04/2016- Congratulations to Alan Gaglio, Ziming Wang, Carrie Liang, and Chen-Zhang Xiao for presenting at the Design of Medical Device Conference in Minneapolis
04/2016- Congratulations to Matt Petrucci for finishing his Master’s thesis titled: “Evaluation of Gait Kinematics and Kinetics Using a Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis for Gait Assistance in People with Multiple Sclerosis”
03/2016- Congratulations Jason Troutner for winning St. Louis University “Real” Elevator Pitch Competition through his new startup Cast21.
02/2016- Congratulations to Matt Petrucci for being acknowledged by the MechSE Department as a 2015 Distinguished Graduate Student in for publishing 6 papers.
02/2015- Congratulations to Mazhar Islam on successfully defending his dissertation titled: “Studies on Gait Control using a Portable Pneumatically Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis (PPAFO) during Human Walking ”
01/2016- Congratulations to HDCL alumnus Scott Daigle on being named to Forbes 30 under 30
12/2015- Congratulations to Morgan Boes on successfully defending her dissertation titled: “Portable Power Supply Efficiency and Gait Assistance Evaluation using a Pneumatic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Testbed”
10/2015- Matthew Petrucci presents his ankle-foot orthosis work in Parkinson’s Disease populations at the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC)
10/2015- Ziming Wang presents his ankle-foot orthosis work in a MechSE BIG Seminar
08/2015- Congratulations to Matthew Petrucci on successfully passing his preliminary examination
07/2015- Congratulations to Mazharul Islam on successfully passing his preliminary examination
02/2015- Congratulations to undergraduate Emily Matijevich for being named a Knight of St. Patrick
01/2015- Movement disorder simulator project within the HDCL funded through Jump ARCHES [Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation]