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.
Autonomous vehicles
Roles of prototypes during design

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Evaluation of open-ended, clustering, and discrete choice methods for user requirements development in a low-income country context.

Sarvestani, A.S., Gonzalez, R., Johnson, T.R.B., Coulentianos, M.J., & Sienko, K.H. (2023). Evaluation of open-ended, clustering, and discrete choice methods for user requirements development in a low-income country context. Development Engineering (In press).

Exploring engineering student perspectives on designer positionality in design for ‘social good’ collaborations

Moses, N., Daly, S., Handley, J., & Sienko, K. (2023). Exploring engineering student perspectives on designer positionality in design for ‘social good’ collaborations. Accepted abstract for Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop, Jun. 8-10, 2023.

Individuals’ and physical therapists’ ratings of balance exercise intensity

Ferris, J., Zwier, J., Carender, W., & Sienko, K. (2022). Individuals’ and physical therapists’ ratings of balance exercise intensity. Presented as a poster at International Society of Posture and Gait Research Annual Conference, July 3-7, 2022.

Nick Moses defends his dissertation research on December 14, 2023 at 10:00 am EST

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
Anushka Rathi

Anushka Rathi

Danny Shin

Danny Shin

PEOPLE

Kathleen H. Sienko
Anushka Rathi
Danny Shin

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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