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Principal Investigator

Karl_Zelik_Jan_2017_croppedProf. Karl Zelik
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Curriculum Vitae
karl.zelik [at]




Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Gerasimos Bastas, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director of Limb Loss Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Key Expertise: Prosthetics & Amputation-Related Care



Aaron_Yang_croppedDr. Aaron Yang, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Outpatient Services
Associate Program Director, Residency Training Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Key Expertise: Non-Operative Management of Back Pain




Dr. Leon Scott, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Division of Sports Medicine
Key Expertise: Sports Injury




Peter_VolgyesiPeter Volgyesi, MS
Research Scientist
Institute for Software Integrated Systems
Key Expertise: Sensor Fusion & Machine Learning




Postdoctoral Research Scholars

Dr. Derek Wolf, PhD
PhD Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame




Research Staff

Chad Ice
Mechanical Design and Innovation Engineer
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, NC State University






Shimra Fine
Exosuit Technician
M.S. Textiles, Merchandising, and Design with Specialization in Textile Science, University of Rhode Island
B.F.A. Production Design with Concentration in Costumes, Savannah College of Art and Design




Katherine Rodzak
Research Engineer and Coordinator
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University



PhD Students

Cameron Nurse
M.S. Bioengineering, Northeastern University
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Boston University





Paul Slaughter
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison






Rachel Teater
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University






David Ziemnicki
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
B.S. Mechanical Engineering & B.A. French Language, University of Texas at Austin






Shane King (
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University







Maura Eveld (
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame





BS & MS Students

2020-06-02Lauren Grohowski
Mechanical Engineering






Jeremiah Egolf
Biomedical Engineering






Kathryn Lee
Biomedical Engineering