MS Physics for Business Applications – University of Southern California
Nick’s research is focused on using off-the-shelf and consumer devices to quantify patients’ progress during rehabilitation. He is also involved in the development of OpenMC, an accurate & affordable platform for Clinical Motion Analysis.
Keshia is interested in the human body’s mechanical functions, specifically how dysfunction effects overall health and rehabilitation. Alongside her managerial responsibilities, she will be analyzing knee cartilage properties in amputees and individuals with cerebral palsy, as well as analyzing muscle activity in stroke survivors and controls.
Dr. Kat M. Steele is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research focuses upon using novel computational and experimental tools to understand human movement and improve treatment and quality of life individuals with cerebral palsy, stroke, and other neurological disorders.
Her research group strives to connect engineering and medicine to create solutions that can advance our understanding of human ability, but also translate research results to the clinic and daily life. She has previously worked as an engineer in multiple hospitals including the Cleveland Clinic, The Children’s Hospital of Colorado, and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.
She also co-directs AccessEngineering, an NSF-supported program to encourage individuals with disabilities to pursue careers in engineering and integrate topics on universal design and accessibility into the engineering curriculum.
She has been awarded an NIH K12 Career Development Award in Rehabilitation Engineering, NSF CAREER Early Faculty Development Award, and the American Society of Biomechanics Young Scientist Award.
PhD, Mechanical Engineering – Stanford University
MS, Mechanical Engineering – Stanford University
BS, Engineering with a Mechanical Specialty (Minors in Bioengineering and Public Affairs) – Colorado School of Mines
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering – University of Washington (2013 – present)
Acting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering – University of Washington (2012 – 2013)
Research Associate, Sensory Motor Performance Program – Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (2012 – 2013)