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.
Task-shifting medical devices
Roles of prototypes during design

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Incorporating contextual factors into engineering design processes: An analysis of novice behavior

Burleson, G., Toyama, K., & Sienko, K.H. (2022). Incorporating Contextual Factors into Engineering Design Processes: An Analysis of Novice Behavior. Journal of Mechanical Design (In press).

Pre-clinical evaluation of a task-shifting contraceptive implant insertion device for use in low- and middle-income countries

Mohedas, I., Bell, C., Bekele, D., Jiang, K., Soyars, C., Walsh, M., & Sienko, K.H. (2022). Pre-clinical evaluation of a task-shifting contraceptive implant insertion device for use in low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Medical Devices.

The use of recommended interviewing practices by novice engineering designers to elicit information during requirements development

Mohedas, I., Daly, S.R., Loweth, R.P., Huynh, L., Cravens, G.L., & Sienko, K.H. (2022). The use of recommended interviewing practices by novice engineering designers to elicit information during requirements development. Design Science, 8.

Alum Dr. Amir Sabet Sarvestani awarded the UM Integrative Systems + Design Alumni Award

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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
Jamie Ferris

Jamie Ferris

Grace Burleson

Grace Burleson

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Kathleen H. Sienko
Jamie Ferris
Grace Burleson

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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