Hsiao-Wecksler named Fellow of American Society of Biomechanics
MechSE Professor Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler was honored a 2018 Fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB).
ASB created the status of Fellow in 2011 to recognize scientific achievement and service to the society and to encourage continued service in leadership roles. ASB currently has 34 Fellows.
Hsiao-Wecksler received the award at ASB’s annual conference, in Rochester, Minnesota, in August, along with two other researchers in the field of biomechanics.
Hsiao-Wecksler, who is also the Associate Head of Undergraduate Programs, directs the Human Dynamics and Controls Lab at Illinois. Her research group uses methods from design, control theory, mechatronics, pneumatics and soft robotics, musculoskeletal biomechanics, and movement analysis. They focuses on investigating and improving movement control and function through two main areas: assistive device development and locomotion biomechanics. She has been a member of ASB since 1996.