|Joel (Sung) Kim is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He graduated from Rice University in 2019 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He received a Dean’s Graduate Fellowship, and will continue his degree as a Russell G. Hamilton Scholar.
Research interests: Assistive and augmentation devices, rehabilitation robotics.
Future goals: He wants to be a professor to make meaningful contributions in rehabilitation robotics research to help people in need and teach younger students.
Personal interests: Hiking, eating, music.
|Tiange (T) Zhang is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. She graduated from the University of Delaware (B.S. MechE 19'), and received Dean's Graduate Fellowship at Vanderbilt to continue her study as a Russell G. Hamilton Scholar.
Research interest: Assistive and augmentation devices, rehabilitation robotics, and prosthetics.
Future goals: She wants to be a professor/mentor like those who has discovered, inspired, and encouraged her along the way.
Personal interests: Traveling, backpacking, sketching.
|Chase W. Mathews is a PhD student at Vanderbilt in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University. He received an Engineering Graduate Fellowship from IBM.
Research interests: Assistive and augmentation devices, control systems, robotics, biomechanics.
Future goals: He wants to develop new technology for the medical device industry.
Personal interests: Mountain biking, hiking, cooking, fitness.
| ||Amanda Sutrisno is an incoming PhD student at Vanderbilt Mechanical Engineering, and a current research engineer in the ARCLab. Amanda graduated from Engineering Product Development at SUTD(2016) where she specialized in Theoretical Physics/Electrical Engineering. She received the Dean's Graduate Fellowship, and is a Russel G. Hamilton scholar.
Research Interests Engineering variable Stiffness materials, Theoretical modelling of exoskeletons and actuators.
Future Goals Amanda would eventually like to work on a startup to develop and market exotic materials and exoskeletons.
Personal Interests Boardgames, Fencing
|Cole A. Dempsey is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He received an Engineering Graduate Fellowship.
Research Interests Assistive and augmentation devices, biomechatronics, control systems.
Future Goals He wants to become a professor to drive the innovation of wearable assistive devices and mentor students interested in the field.
Personal Interests Fishing, backpacking, eating, traveling.
|A. Levent Cinar is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University.
Research Interests Gait stabilization, robotics, dynamics and control.
Future Goals He wants to pursue an academic career and help build a better world.
Personal Interests Snowboarding, traditional and digital art