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Kathleen Sienko

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Kathleen Sienko

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Miller Faculty Scholar Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Miller Faculty Scholar Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

sienko@umich.edu
3454 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 647-8249
Fax: (734) 615-6647

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Degrees

Ph.D., Medical Engineering and Bioastronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 2007
S.M., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
B.S., Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1998

Research Interests

Medical device design, development, and assessment; wearable balance prostheses and rehabilitation aids; sensory augmentation; biofeedback; mechatronics; haptic interfaces; biomechanics including mobility impairments; affordable medical technologies for the developing world.

Honors and Awards

Miller Faculty Scholar Endowed Award, The University of Michigan, 2013

University Undergraduate Teaching Award, The University of Michigan, 2012

Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize, The University of Michigan, 2012

Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium Invited Speaker, National Academy of Engineering, 2011

Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2011

Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award, The University of Michigan, 2011

Outreach & Diversity Award Nomination, U-M College of Engineering, 2010

Professor of the Term, Winter 2010, Pi Tau Sigma Michigan Phi Rho, 2010

Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium Participant, National Academy of Engineering, 2010

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2009

$50K Entrepreneurship Competition Winner, MIT, 2005

Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 1998-2002

Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International, 1999

In the News...

2016 - Sienko gives talk on Global Health Design Initiative at National Academies workshop

2016 - Four ME faculty received named professorships



Teaching

See ME Course Information for more information about our courses offered and teaching histories.