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Lab Director:

  • Joo Hyun Kim, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering




    Graduate Students:


  • Carlotta Mummolo (Ph.D. candidate; joined 01/2012; co-advised with Prof. Luigi Mangialardi)
    Research Areas: <1> Contact Dynamics in Optimal Motion Planning and Control <2> Balance and Walking Stability
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Bari, Bari, Italy



  • Henry M. Clever (Ph.D. student; joined 06/2014)
    Research Areas: <1> Energetics of Humans and Machines <2> Design and Control of Wearable Robots
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
    AMPS/CBSI GK12 Fellow
    NSF Graduate Research Fellow (09/2015 - )



  • Seunghoon Jeong (Ph.D. student; joined 09/2014)
    Research Areas: <1> Balance and Walking Stability <2> Optimization of Exoskeletons and Prostheses
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude), Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea



  • William Peng (M.S./B.S. candidate; joined 05/2014)
    Research Areas: <1> Energetics of Robots and Machines <2> Human Metabolic Energy Expenditure Model
    NYU Honors Program
    2015 Dr. Morris Young Scholastic Award



  • Cherub Kim (M.D. candidate, NYU School of Medicine; joined 08/2015; 5th-year research program for M.D. students)
    Research Areas: <1> Human Metabolic Energy Expenditure Model <2> Energetics of Robots and Machines
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    NYU Medical School Silverstein Scholar (08/2012 - 05/2017)



    Undergraduate Students: (Will be updated soon)
  • Amanda Setiawan (Undergraduate Research Assistant, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
  • Zhenxiang Chen (Undergraduate Research Assistant, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)



    Lab Alumni:
  • Dustyn Roberts (Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 09/2014; NSF Graduate Research Fellow 2011 - 2014)
    Ph.D. Dissertation: Instantaneous Human Metabolic Energy Expenditure: Joint-Space Dynamic Modeling and Implications in Robotic Walking
  • Chang Beom Joo (Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 06/2014)
    Ph.D. Dissertation: Optimization of Multibody Dynamic Systems: Biped Balancing Criteria and Controlled Infeasibility
  • Carlotta Mummolo (M.S. in Mechanical Engineering 10/2011; co-advised with Prof. Luigi Mangialardi)
    M.S. Thesis: Human-like Gait Modeling: Quasi-static vs. Dynamic Walking
  • Joseph Quacinella (B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 06/2014)
    B.S. Thesis: Instrumentation and Measurement of Motor Energy Consumption for DARwIn-OP Humanoid Robot
  • Daniella Patrick (B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics, Undergraduate Research Assistant)
  • Jack Poon (B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 05/2012, Undergraduate Research Assistant)



    Undergraduate Summer Research Program
  • 2015: William Peng (MAE) and Aimee Nogoy (ECE)
  • 2014: William Peng (MAE) and Zhenxiang Chen (MAE)
  • 2013: Joseph Quacinella (ECE) and Zhenxiang Chen (MAE)
  • 2012: Amanda Setiawan (MAE) and Mamadou Dianko (ECE)
  • 2011: Jack Poon (MAE), Daniella Patrick (MAE and Mathematics), Cindy Rom (MAE), and Whitney Crooks (ME, Washington University in St. Louis)
  • 2010: Frank Hsu (Mathematics, NYU Courant Institute) and Aadhar Rohila (MAE)




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