Solving what matters. Where it happens.
Solving what matters. Where it happens.
The Sienko Research Group is a talented multidisciplinary lab developing and using novel methodologies to create technological solutions that address pressing societal needs at the intersection of health care and engineering.
Roles of prototypes during design
Smartphone balance trainer

PEOPLE

Kathleen H. Sienko

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Principal Investigator

I am a Professor in the Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and the director of the Sienko Research Group. My research focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of medical devices; design science; and engineering education. I have led efforts at the University of Michigan to incorporate the constraints of global health technologies within engineering design at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have established field sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia at which numerous devices have been conceptualized and refined in collaboration with local stakeholders. I am the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and I hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D. 2007) in Medical Engineering and Bioastronautics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, an S.M. (2000) in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT, and a B.S. (1998) in Materials Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Kathleen H. Sienko

Kathleen H. Sienko

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Principal Investigator
Sean Vincent Herrera

Sean Vincent Herrera

Lucy Spicher

Lucy Spicher

PEOPLE

Kathleen H. Sienko
Sean Vincent Herrera
Lucy Spicher

Kathleen H. Sienko

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Principal Investigator

I am a Professor in the Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and the director of the Sienko Research Group. My research focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of medical devices; design science; and engineering education. I have led efforts at the University of Michigan to incorporate the constraints of global health technologies within engineering design at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have established field sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia at which numerous devices have been conceptualized and refined in collaboration with local stakeholders. I am the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and I hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D. 2007) in Medical Engineering and Bioastronautics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, an S.M. (2000) in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT, and a B.S. (1998) in Materials Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

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