Computational Neuromechanics Lab


Seeking to make "computational neurorehabilitation"
a clinical reality for the design of personalized treatments for movement impairments.


Walking motion predicted for a hemiparetic subject using a subject-specitic computational model controlled by five muscle synergies per leg (Meyer et al., Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2016)

Lab Director

B.J. Fregly, Ph.D.
Knox T. Millsaps Professor, and
University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Ph.D., 1993, Stanford University
M.S., 1987, Stanford University
B.S., 1986, Princeton University
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Faculty Collaborators

Scott Banks, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida

Thor Besier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Darryl D’Lima, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research & Education, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA

Friedl De Groote, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Biomechanics Section, KU Leuven, Belgium

John De Witt, Ph.D.
Senior Biomechanist, Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Group, NASA Johnson Space Center

Josep Maria Font-Llagunes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain

Chris Hass, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, University of Florida

David Lloyd, Ph.D.
Professor, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Australia

Arash Mahboobin, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

Marcus Pandy, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia

Carolynn Patten, Ph.D., P.T.
Assocaite Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, University of Florida and Gainesville VA Medical Center

Anil Rao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida

Lena Ting, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University/Georgia Institute of Technology

Current Students

Marleny Arones, Ph.D. candidate

Michael Fattey, Ph.D. candidate

Nathan Sauder, Ph.D. candidate

Caitlin Banks, M.S. candidate

Amanda Stone, M.S. candidate

Feiyu Yang, M.S. candidate

Sidney Barger, B.S. candidate

Giovanni Santoro, B.S. candidate

Brandon Tapasak, B.S. candidate


Former Students

Yanhong Bei, Ph.D.

Ilan Eskinazi, Ph.D. - Research Fellow, Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research & Education, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA

Jennifer Jackson, Ph.D. - Research Fellow, Functional & Applied Biomechanics Section, National Institutes of Health

Allison Kinney, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton

Byung Il Koh, Ph.D. - Principal Engineer, Samsung Electronics, Seoul, South Korea

Laura Li, Ph.D. - Post-doctoral Fellow, ParisTech, Paris, France

Yi-chung Lin, Ph.D. - Research Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia

Andrew Meyer, Ph.D. - Research Consulting Engineer, Gainesville, FL

Cameron Nott, Ph.D. - Research Scientist, Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson), Cincinnati, OH

Jeff Reinbolt, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Eng., University of Tennessee

Gil Serracoli Masferrer Ph.D. - Post-doctoral Fellow, Katholic University Leuven, Belgium

Jaco Schutte, Ph.D. - Senior Engineer, Materials Sciences Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Jonathan Walter, Ph.D. - Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Denver

Dong Zhao, Ph.D. - Senior Quality Engineer, Solidworks Corporation, Waltham, MA

Iona Dy-Liacco Gipson, M.S. - Biomedical Engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Todd Goede, M.S. (now M.B.A.) - Vice President, Global R&D, RTI Surgical Inc., Alachua, FL

Carlos Marquez-Barrientos, M.S. - Research Engineer, Medical College of Wisconsin, Waukesha, WI

Weston Oyama, M.S. - Software Development Engineer, Amazon Music, San Francisco, CA

Mihir Pai, M.S. - Engineer, Fiat Crysler Automobiles, Auburn Hills, MI

Priya Prasad, M.S. - Development Director, Biomet Inc., Miami, FL

Haseeb Rahman, M.S. (now M.D.) - Internist, Tampa, FL

Kelly Rooney, M.S. - Biomedical Engineer, Gainesville VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL

Nick Bianco, B.S. - Ph.D. student, Stanford University

Bruce Cam, B.S. (now M.S.) - Research Engineer, Align Technology Inc., San Jose, CA

Newton Chan, B.S. - M.B.A. student, Georgia Institute of Technology

Josh Dickenson, B.S. (now Ph.D) - Water Engineer, World Harvest Mission, Bundibugyo, Uganda

Hugh Pun, B.S.

Mark Sylvester, B.S. (now M.D.) - Addiction Psychiatrist, Lakewood Ranch, FL