Graduate Students

Pablo Valenzuela

Graduate Student Pablo is currently assisting Prem with the third generation of the neural prosthesis.  Pablo will be characterizing performance of the device, testing new features, and ensuring robustness of the design.  Next year he will be developing the fourth...

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Premkumar Subbukutti

Premkumar Subbukutti

Graduate Student Prem is developed the third generation of the neural prosthesis.  We are working with the department of physical therapy to developing an experimental medical device to improve gait in people with muscle weakness associated with spinal cord injury,...

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Terail Clonts

Graduate Student Terail is designing “materials” in which the elastic modulus can be adjusted. This is being achieved by 3D printing mesostructures within the material.  These meso structures are smaller that the overall size of the part so overall part shapes can be...

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Undergraduates

Lindsey McGregor

Junior Mechanical Engineering Lindsey is studying how combustible fuel can be produced from organic waste.  She has created a computational models to characterize the performance of a small scale biodigester (anaerobic digestor) located at the Jackson County Green...

Ian Green

Ian Green

Freshman Electrical Engineering Ian is looking for ways to improve the flight time of drones.  He has created a mathematical model to understand the impact of adding solar cells to a commercially available drone. These cells produce energy, but they also add weight. ...

Alexa Lavin

Sophomore Electrical Engineering Alex is designing a detection device to monitor breathing for people in hospitals.  Her work includes both mechanical and electrical design.  Last year she assisted with the development of the neuroprosthesis.

Jazz Click

Jazz Click

Junior Electrical Engineering

Jazz is developing a device to provide positive biofeedback to assist people during stroke rehabilitation gait retraining. The device includes a Arduino Nano microcontroller, foot pressure sensor, microphone, and lithium batteries. During gait retraining, when the patient’s heel strikes the ground (as desired) a positive tone is emitted from the device providing biofeedback to reinforce the motion.