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Postdoctoral Fellows

Jiyeon Kang, Post-Doctoral Fellow

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 2017

Jiyeon Kang is interested in developing rehabilitation robots to enhance the motor function of children with special needs and 

assistive devices for upper limb amputees. She has experience working with many different patient populations.


Emily Gardinier, Post-doctoral Fellow

B.S., Exercise Science - Biomechanics & Motor Control, University of Delaware, 2009 
M.S., Interdisciplinary Program in Biomechanics and Movement Science - Applied Anatomy & Biomechanics, University of Delaware, 2011
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Program in Biomechanics and Movement Science - Applied Anatomy & Biomechanics, University of Delaware, 2013

Emily is a clinical biomechanist with experience in musculoskeletal modeling and rehabilitation science. She is interested in the use of imaging and computational modeling to better understand the maintenance of joint health, adaptive movement patterns following traumatic injury, and the development of osteoarthritis

Emily's RBL Publications

  • Gardinier, E.S., Wensman, J., Kelly, B.M. and Gates, D.H. (2017) “A controlled clinical trial of a clinically-tuned powered ankle prosthesis in people with transtibial amputation” Clinical Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1177/0269215517723054
  • Davidson, A., Gardinier, E.S., Gates, D.H. (2016) “Within and between day reliability of energetic cost measures during treadmill walking” Cogent Engineering. 3(1): 1251028

Hwan Choi, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2016

Hwan's interested in minimizing metabolic cost for transfemoral amputees by tuning power of a powered prosthesis