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Kurt E. Beschorner, PhD
Lab Co-Director / Assistant Professor

Education:  Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008. 
        B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2004.

Research Interests:  Whole-body Biomechanics, Tribology, Ergonomics, Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls Accidents, Slip Resistant Shoe and Floor Designs, and Prevention of Falls in Older Adults 
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Brooke A. Slavens, PhD
Lab Co-Director / Assistant Professor

Education:  NIDRR ARRT Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Mobility and Clinician Researchers and Engineers, Marquette University, 2007-2010
  Ph.D., Biomedical  Engineering, Marquette University, 2007
  M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, 2004
  B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2001

Research Interests:  My research interests include upper extremity motion analysis, inverse dynamics modeling, rehabilitation engineering, and orthopaedic biomechanics. I am currently investigating upper extremity dynamics during crutch-assisted gait in children with orthopaedic disabilities.

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Pilwon Hur, PhD 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Education:  PhD: Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
   MS: Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
   MS: Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, 2006
   BS: Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Korea, 2004 

Research Interests:   Postural control, Gait analysis, Hand function and rehabilitation for stroke patients, Fall-related research (prediction, prevention, and rehabilitation)

 

Seyed Reza Mirhassani Moghaddam

Graduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing PhD in Engineering


Arian Iraqi

Graduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing MS in Engineering

 

Matthew Varre

Graduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing PhD

 

Chrissy Aurit

Graduate Researcher

Education: BS: Biology, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, 2006

BS: Occupational Science, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2013

Pursuing MS in Occupational Therapy

Research Interests: pediatric mobility, demand of manual wheelchair users

 

Byran Muncy

Undergraduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering - Milwaukee School of Engineering

Pre-pharmacy and Medical Technolgoy - University of Wisconsin

Nuclear Engineering Technology Major - US Navy Nuclear Power Porgram, Thomas Edison State College

Research Interests: Improving quality of life

 

Matthew Cowap

Undergraduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing BS in Civil Engineering

Research Interests: Gait Analysis

  

 

Erika Pliner

Undergraduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing BS in Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Biomechanics associated with safety (slips/falls) and sports performance

 

Aleksey Yermakov

Undergraduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing BS in Mechanical Engineering

  

 

Sam Rahman

Undergraduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing BS in Mechanical Engineering

 

 

Michael Newby

Undergraduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing BS in Engineering

 

 

Marissa Lovell

Summer Intern

Education: High School Graduate, 2013

Beginning undergraduate studies at University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2013

 

 

 
 

Stacy Van Dyke

Undergraduate Researcher

Education: Pursuing BS in Civil Engineering and minor in Mathematics

Research Interests: Gait Analysis

 

 

 
 

Keeley Halliday Wallis

Undergraduate Researcher

Education: UWM Class of 2014 (Industrial Engineering)

Research Interests: Human Factors/Ergonomics

 

 

GABL ALUMNI

 

Goeran Fiedler

PhD in Health Sciences, UWM

Employed at University of Washington

 

 

Caitlin Moore

MS in Engineering, UWM

Employed at Baxter Healthcare

 

 

Gurjeet Singh

MS in Industrial Engineering, UWM

Employed at GE Healthcare

 

 

Kellan Olson

BS, UWM

Employed at FedEx

 

 

Craig Planton

BS, UWM

Employed at Rockwell Automation