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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


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




Chase Mathews
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University





BS & MS Students

Delaney Clawson
Biomedical Engineering