Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Shuman on earning his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering! Dr. Shuman’s PhD thesis dissertation was titled Evaluation of Muscle Synergies in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy. Dr. Kat Steele performed the Hooding Ceremony to recognize his achievements. Congratulations, Dr. Benjamin Shuman!
Jessica Zistatsis has successfully defended her Master’s Thesis here at the University of Washington, in Dr. Steele’s Ability & Innovation Lab.
To complete her Master’s in full, Jessica will be submitting and disseminating her thesis, A Passive Pediatric Exoskeleton to Improve the Walking Ability of Children with Neuromuscular Disorders.
To begin watching Jessica’s defense, you may view Part 1 on YouTube HERE, or directly below:
Our lab could not be more proud! To help celebrate her successful defense, the lab drafted a flyer depicting an empowered Godzilla wearing PlayGait, Jessica’s pediatric exoskeleton. Here’s hoping future children will use their newfound superpowers for good, unlike our friend in this picture!
Congratulations to Hwan Choi for passing his PhD Final Examination! We are very pleased and proud of the work Hwan has accomplished and how much he has grown as a researcher these past four years. Congratulations and the best of luck as you move forward at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Bilge Soran will begin her new industry job after working in our lab as a post-doctoral research fellow over the last two years. We are sad to see her go, but are excited to watch her career moving forward. Congratulations and best wishes!
Congratulations to Dr. Hwan Choi on earning his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering! Hwan’s mentor and PI, Dr. Kat Steele, performed the Hooding Ceremony to recognize his achievements. Dr. Choi’s research works towards improving mobility for individuals with cerebral palsy and stroke survivors by designing and testing a novel lower-limb orthotic research platform. This summer he will complete the remainder of his research work. Congratulations, Dr. Hwan Choi!