Biography

I am a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and, by courtesy, in Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedics, and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. I received my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2000 and my Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2002 and 2005, respectively. I am a former recipient of the University’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and have won several other teaching awards at the department and college levels. I am one of the founders and co-directors of the MAE department’s Future Academic Scholars Training program (FAST), where PhD students learn about aspects of becoming a successful professor and “how to teach” at the university level. My research seeks to apply principles of mechanical engineering to the treatment of human movement disorders and sits at the intersection of orthopedics and neuromuscular biomechanics. Our work has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, industry, and philanthropic groups