6 students standing with Dr. Hernandez

Current Members

Lab Director

Manuel HernandezManuel Enrique Hernandez (



  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2012
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics Concentration), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2003

Research Interests

Investigation of risk factors for injury or disability during the performance of goal-directed movements • Age-related and disease-related changes in postural control • Behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying postural and gait dysfunction in older adults with and without neurological disorders • Non-linear dynamical analysis of short and noisy time series data

See also

Graduate Students

Graduate Students - Informatics Independent Study

Undergraduate Students

  • Luqi Zhao, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Gekai (Arthur) Liao, Mechanical Science & Engineering
  • Ryu Okubo, General studies
  • Isabella Brookshier, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
  • Meghna Shankar, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Krishna Subbiah, Finance
  • Reema Thakkar, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Jennifer Zhao, SPARK student
  • Matthew Lifka, SPARK student
  • Kaiya Bernard, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Rose Grimm, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Vivian Chay, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Kechao Tang, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Minjae Gil, Informatics
  • Harish Ravisankar, Informatics
  • Zhian Ruan, Informatics
  • Lingxiao Mou, Computer Engineering
  • Zijing Wei, Computer Science
  • Yu He, Computer Science
  • Ziyue (Brad) Yang, Computer Science
  • Nathan Scamper, Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • Bohan Liu, Computer Science
  • Deng Li, Computer Science
  • Yu He, Computer Science
  • Jieshu (Jessica) Huang, Computer Science

MFPRL Alumni:

Graduate Students

  • Gioella Chaparro, Effects of aerobic fitness on dual task walking in older adults
  • Andrew Hua, A novel inertial measurement unit-based device for capturing upper extremity biomechanics

International Graduate Mentoring Program

  • Qiqi Shen
  • Junqing Wang
  • Lian Wang
  • Shuo Yang
  • Jing Zhang

Researchers Initiative

  • Sanjana Sastry
  • Carolyn Simon
  • Apurva Sanagavarapu

Research Assistant

  • Neil Kelekar

Undergraduate Students

  • Nicole Cho, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Carter Livergood, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Grace Hubberty, Bioengineering
  • Conor Cook, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Ammara Qureshi, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Siwen Wang, Systems Engineering and Design
  • Krishna Patel,Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Tina Kong, Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Edward Sung, Informatics
  • Kerim Lakota, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Tejaswini Govindaraman, Bioengineering
  • Megha Mattikali, Computer Science
  • Andong Jing, Computer Science
  • Xiao Ye, Computer Science
  • Jiamin Zhu, Computer Engineering
  • Lingxiao Mou, Computer Engineering
  • Maxim Korolkov, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Daniel Ahn, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Xinyi Lai, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Hyun Oh, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Joe Boyce, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Joseph Sim, Mechanical Science & Engineering
  • Eddie Wang,Mechanical Science & Engineering
  • Jessica Yoon,Mechanical Science & Engineering
  • Conrad Ku, Mechanical Science & Engineering
  • Simon Addo, Systems Engineering and Design
  • Austin Lu, Systems Engineering and Design
  • Zain Adhami, Chemical Engineering
  • Marisa Ascencio, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Arjun Arun, Computer Science
  • Alison Chan, Psychology
  • Julie Chen, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Min Chen, Interdisciplinary Health Science
  • Wilian Delgado, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Mia DeTella, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Delaney Durst, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Mohammed Faizal, Computer Science
  • Yifan Gao, Psychology
  • Matthew Georges, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Lia Godinez, Integrative Health
  • Xinyi Guo, Computer Engineering
  • Despina Hadjiagapiou, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Cecilia Kattan, Interdisciplinary Health Science
  • Dena Kontos, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Yoshihiro Koyake, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Nikola Koziol, Integrative Biology
  • Nikhil Krishnan, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Heather Lalla, Speech and Hearing Science
  • Kathryn Lee, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mae Leef, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Geri Lyu, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Palack Mahajan, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Jerold Macaya, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Psychology
  • Thomas Macheras, Computer Science
  • Marie-Laure Mbi, Biology
  • Alyssa Masangkay, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Madeline McDevitt, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Joseph Nangachiveetil, Psychology
  • Erin O'Donnell, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Veronica Passarelli, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Claire Pavlis, General Studies
  • Larisa Piton, Integrative Biology
  • Ryan Prais, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Nancy Ramirez-Blancas, Psychology
  • Shruthii Sathyanarayanan, Computer Engineering
  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Shruti Shah, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Samantha Silverstein, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Devashish Singh, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • William Stein, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Rongyi Sun, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Kelley Tran, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Josephine Tsang, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Abel Verghese, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Rachel Walker, Bioengineering
  • Jessica Wcislo, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Marissa Wilko, Chemistry
  • James Yang, Computer Science


  • Lauren Penick