PEOPLE

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Biological Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)

Research Staff

Senior Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering
eFellows Postdoctoral Fellow
Co-advised by Dr. Lena Ting

PhD Students

Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
Co-advised by Dr. Richard Nichols

Ph.D. Candidate, Robotics
NSF ARMS Fellow, NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Co-advised by Dr. Aaron Young

Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering
GEM Fellow, Herbert P. Haley Fellow

Ph.D. Student, Robotics
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Ph.D. Candidate, Biology
GAANN Fellow
Co-advised by Dr. Young-Hui Chang

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
GTME Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship
Co-advised by Dr. Lena Ting

Ph.D. Student, Robotics

Ph.D. Student, Quantitative Biosciences

Master's Thesis Students

M.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering

Non-Thesis M.S. and Undergraduate Teams

Leestma

Christopher Meier (BME; PURA), Haritaa Mourougassamy (CS), Vibha Iyer (BME), Snehil Mathur (ECE), Alixandra Rubin (ME), Aryan Tadwalkar (BME)

Schroeder/Trejo

Minho Lee (ME), Wesley Ho (ME), Nicole Sen (BME), Benjamin Rahimitabar (BME), Megan Ramaswami (BME), Shom Chandra (BME), Jacques Singham (ME), Colton Yee (BME)

Alshareef

Olivia Moore (BME; PURA), Lauren Harris (BME), Massimiliano Iaschi (ME)

Shafer

Caroline Adkins, Richard So, Kaitlyn Tung, Ariel Sauer, Kylie Liu, Ryan Brown, Kiandra Peart, Po Chuan (MS)

Lab Alumni

Name Degree Year Where they went next
Qingyi Lou
M.S. Bioengineering
2024
Ben Shafer
Ph.D. Robotics
2023
Entrepreneurial Post-Doctorate Researcher at ESTAT Actuation
Lindsey Trejo
Ph.D. Bioengineering
2023
Biomechanics & Motion Capture Specialist at EA Sports
Jordyn Schroeder
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
2023
Associate at McKinsey
Jonathan Gosyne
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
2022
Biomechanics Associate at Exponent
Laksh Kumar Punith
Ph.D. Robotics
2022
Research Scientist at University of Michigan Robotics
Owen Beck
Postdoctoral Fellow
2022
Assistant Professor at University of Texas - Austin
Jacob Stephens
M.S. Biomedical Engineering
2022
PhD student at Emory with Lena Ting
Luis Rosa
M.S. Mechanical Engineering
2022
Robotics Development Lead at Covariant
Pawel Golyski
Ph.D. BioEngineering
2022
Research Scientist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Max Anderton
M.S. Mechanical Engineering
2022
Mechanical Engineer at Sandia National Labs
Max Shepherd
Postdoctoral Fellow
2021
Assistant Professor at Northeastern University
Emily Abbott
Postdoctoral Fellow
2020
Postdoctoral Fellow at Temple University
Emily McCain
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (NCSU)
2019
Research Scientist at Center for the Intrepid
Jonathan Doering
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2018
Research Consultant in Research Triangle Park, NC
Taylor Dick
Postdoctoral Fellow
2017
Lecturer (i.e. Assistant Professor) at University of Queensland
Sasha Philius
M.S. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2017
Mechanical Engineer at a telecommunications contractor in Research Triangle Park, NC
James McCall
M.S. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2017
PhD student at NC State with Derek Kamper
Richard Nuckols
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2017
Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University
Tracy Norman Giest
Postdoctoral Fellow
2016
Director of Biomechanics Research at Fitbit Inc.
Michael Browne
M.S. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2016
Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University
Kota Takahashi
Postdoctoral Fellow
2015
Assistant Professor in the Center for Research and Human Movement Variability at the University of Nebraska-Omaha
Audrey Westbrook
M.S. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2015
Lead Research Engineer for Motion Analysis Lab at High Point University
Michael Bruce Wiggin
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2014
Design Engineer at TransEnterix Inc.
Benjamin Robertson
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2014
Senior Research Scientist at Edgewise Inc.
Nabil Khan
M.S. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2013
Software Engineer at Start Up Company in Research Triangle Park
Caitlin Mahon
M.S. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2013
Research Engineer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Dominic J. Farris
Postdoctoral Fellow
2012
Lecturer (i.e Assistant Professor) at University of Exeter
Austin Hampton
M.S. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2012
Senior Biomedical Engineer at Department of Veterans Affairs
Philip Matta
M.S. Biomedical Engineering (UNC/NCSU)
2012
Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs