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We are very excited to welcome three new faculty members! Ashis Banerjee (joint with ISE), Devin Mackenzie (joint with MSE), and Sawyer Fuller have joined ME this fall. Learn more about them here:
The Steele Lab had an exciting week last week! PhD student Gaurav Mukherjee was named a 2016 AAAS Emerging Leaders in Science & Society. And they were awarded two grants- one from NSF/NIH Smart & Connected Health Program, and an NIH R01. Congratulations to Professor Steele, Gaurav and the lab!
Congratulations to Ben Shuman, who was awarded a prestigious UWIN Neural Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Ben’s research uses clinically measured muscle activations (electromyographic data) and the framework of muscle synergies to determine patient specific measures of motor control. His work seeks to examine whether muscle synergies are predictive of or related to clinical treatment outcomes such as improved walking function in patients with cerebral palsy
Professor Junlan Wang to receive the 2016 A.J. Durelli Award from SEM
Professor Junlan Wang will receive the 2016 A.J. Durelli Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), which recognizes younger members of SEM for contributions made early in their career. Prof. Wang received this award for her distinguished contributions to the mechanics of nanomaterials, thin films, layered microstructures and multifunctional materials through innovations in experimental mechanics. Congralations, Professor Wang!