BioMotion Laboratory Alumni



Kevin Thomas, B.S.

Kevin Thomas, B.S.
Undergraduate Summer Researcher

Kevin studied the relationship between foot pressure and knee loading.


Michael Zabala, Ph.D.

Michael Zabala, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Engineer
Exponent, Biomechanics Division

Dr. Zabala studied the relationship between ACL reconstruction and gait mechanics.


Katerina Blazek, Ph.D.

Katerina Blazek, M.S., Ph.D.
Engineer
InSciTech, Inc.

Dr. Blazek studied changes in walking mechanics and systemic inflammation in obese individuals in order to understand the mechanisms behind the increased risk of knee osteoarthritis in the obese.


Mahta Baghoolizadeh

Mahta Baghoolizadeh, B.S.

Mahta analyzed rotational mechanics of ACL reconstructions.


Natalie Burkhard

Natalie Burkhard, M.S. Candidate

Natalie studied the effect of gait modifications on knee loads.


Jonathan Rylander, PhD

Jonathan Rylander, M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Baylor University

Jonathan studied Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) and its effects on gait kinematics and kinetics with the goal of better understanding the injury mechanism for this condition as well as improving the surgical methods to treat it.


Benedikt Fasel, M.S.

Benedikt Fasel, M.S.
Ph.D. Candidate, Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Benedikt developed statistical methods to analyze cartilage morphology.


Katherine Boyer, Ph.D. Katherine A. Boyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Biomechanics Laboratory

Dr. Boyer studies lower extremity mechanics in locomotion, adaptations in ambulatory mechanics in aging, and mechanical and pharmacological interventions


Sean Scanlan, MS., Ph.D.

Sean Scanlan, M.S., Ph.D.
R&D Engineer, Advanced Surgical Devices Division
Smith & Nephew

Sean studied the effect of ACL reconstruction on the post-operative ambulatory mechanics and cartilage health.


Ariel Dowling, MS., Ph.D.

Ariel Dowling, M.S., Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow, Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab at the Technion in Israel

In her post doctoral studies, Ariel is working to improve upper arm rehabilitation through the use of resistance and visual stimuli. Ariel studied ACL injury prevention methods using a marker-based motion capture system and an inertial sensor system to analyze and provide active feedback on healthy subjects performing a variety of jumping tasks.


Chris Dyrby, Eng
Engineer, InSciTech, Inc.

Chris is conducting forensic engineering, performing biomechanical analysis of accidents.


Nathan Netravali, M.S., Ph.D.
R&D Engineer, Curexo Technology Corp.

Nate studied meniscal injury through the use of gait analysis and finite element modeling to determine the effects of altered load on the underlying cartilage.


Alison Sheets, Ph.D.
Senior Biomechanics Researcher
Nike Sports Research Lab

Dr. Sheets joined the Athletic Insights team at Nike Sports Research Lab.


Yoshimori Kiriyama, Ph, D.
Visiting Scholar

Dr. Kiriyama studied the fibril behavior of articular cartilage by developing multi-physics computational models.


Scott Bevill, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Mesa State College

Scott's Ph.D. project focused on regional variations in cartilage mechanobiology across the tibial plateau.


Paul Briant, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer, Exponent

Dr. Briant's research focused on the effects of altered loading on cartilage microstructure deformation and the development of osteoarthritis at the knee.


Seungbum Koo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Chung-Ang University

Dr. Koo studied the pathomechanics of knee osteoarthritis. His research involves investigating the association between the articular cartilage morphology and physiology variations and mechanical stress environments in the knee.


Stefano Corazza, Ph.D.
CTO, Mixamo, Inc.

Dr. Corazza was involved in the development of markerless motion capture techniques for biomechanical analysis.


Anne Mündermann, Ph.D.
Owner, ABR Solutions, Germany; Senior Lecturer, Universitaet Konstanz, Germany; Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of Otago, New Zealand

Dr. Mündermann studied mechanical and biochemical factors associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.



Choongsoo Shin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Dr. Shin studied the biomechanics of ACL injuries and the biomechanics of human movement. In particular, his PhD works involve modeling a knee joint to predict ACL strain during dynamic motions.


Lars Mündermann, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mündermann was involved in the development of markerless motion capture techniques for biomechanical analysis.


Anderson Nnewihe, M.S. Candidate

Anderson developed a parametric model to estimate the joint contact force at the hip.


Shinichiro Iwata, M.D.
Visiting Scholar, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Knee biomechanics


Lise Worthen, M.S.
Research Health Scientist

Ms. Worthen was involved in the investigation of mechanical and biochemical factors associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.


Ajit Chaudhari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
The Ohio State University

Dr. Chaudhari investigates the biomechanics of anterior cruciate ligament injuries and running overuse injuries. He also is involved in the development of markerless motion tracking techniques.


John Kang, M.S.

David Fisher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Lise Leveille

Ajay Nayak, M.S.

Anna-Maria Liphardt, Ph.D.

Vicky Chi, Undergraduate student

Seyi Akanni, Undergraduate student

Gene Alexander, Ph.D.
Vice President and General Manager at Motion Analysis Corporation

Brenna Hearn, M.S.
Principal R&D Engineer at Abbott Vascular

Allyson Marquand

Valentina Camomilla, Ph.D.

Joonho Seo

Seiji Ueda, M.D., Ph.D.

Joan Deffeyes, M.S.

Sam Lipsick

Sung-Won Yoon, M.S.

David Camarillo, M.S.

Rich Bragg, M.S.
Google, Inc

Stephanie Pun

Scott Krueger, M.S.
Apple, Inc.

Takeo Nagura, M.D., Ph.D.

John MacMahon

Erin Overom

Derek Rinderknecht

Raj Goyal

Christian Heinau



Last updated: September 2, 2014