The University of Texas at Austin
College of Engineering


Lydia Brough

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Currently Pursuing: Ph.D.. in Mechanical Engineering.

Research: My research is focused on understanding the influence of impaired muscle coordination on the ability to perform activities of daily living in post-stroke subjects.

2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Aude Lefranc

Education: B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the UW-Madison.

Currently Pursuing: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.

Research:
My research is focused on understanding the influence of load carriage and prosthetic foot stiffness on amputee gait performance.

Lindsey Lewallen

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Currently Pursuing: M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Research: My research seeks to determine how subject-specific motor control impairments limits biomechanical function execution and mobility capability in individuals post-stroke.

Sarah Roelker

Education: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University.

Currently Pursuing: Post-doc.

Research:
My research incorporates experimental motion capture, musculoskeletal modeling, and dynamic simulation techniques to quantify the neuromuscular and biomechanic contributions to impaired walking performance and balance control post-stroke, specifically through the control of foot placement. I am also investigating the effects of neuromodulation on single and dual-task gait performance in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

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Ella Small

Education: B.A. in Phyics from Swarthmore College.
Currently Pursuing: M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Research: My research focuses on identifying the neuromuscular and biomechanical mechanisms that contribute to walking and balance performance in individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis.

Shelby Walford

Education: B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Currently Pursuing: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.

Research:
My project is analyzing the relationships between propulsion technique, asymmetry and the development of upper extremity pain in manual wheelchair users.

2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellow