News

The Reinbolt Research Group archives news and announcements highlighting events that continue to lay the foundation for where we stand today.

   

2014


October 22, 2014

Misagh Mansouri and Taylor Schlotman travel to San Antonio, TX for the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting.

October 1, 2014

Jon Donnelly begins a 3-week visit from the University of Western Australia to collaborate with our group on ACL modelling and forward dynamic simulation.

August 21, 2014

Rachel Weeks joins the group.

August 20, 2014

Rachel Thompson joins the group.

August 14, 2014

Misagh Mansouri was admitted to PhD candidacy by successfully defending his proposal titled "A Platform for Dynamic Simulation and Neuromuscular Control of Movement: Application in Predictive Simulations of Balance Recovery."

August 1, 2014

Kristin Morgan had her article titled "Elevated gastrocnemius forces compensate for decreased hamstrings forces during the weight-acceptance phase of single-leg jump landing: implications for anterior cruciate ligament injury risk" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics.

August 1, 2014

Nico Vivaldi joins the group.

July 11, 2014

Jeff Reinbolt, along with Steve Piazza from Penn State, organized and chaired 2 sessions titled "Simulation of Human Movement: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities" at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics.

July 10, 2014

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a talk in a session titled "OpenSim Showcase: New Modeling Tools and Applications." at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. His talk was titled "Patient-specific Software Tools for OpenSim"


July 9, 2014

Misagh Mansouri and Taylor Schlotman had abstracts accepted for presentations at the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting.

July 9, 2014

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a talk in a session titled "Towards Understanding the Role of Spasticity in Locomotion: Combining Experimental and Simulation-based Research Insights" at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. His talk was titled "What is the influence of biarticular muscles on postural control?"


July 6, 2014

Kristin Morgan, Misagh Mansouri, and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Boston, MA for the World Congress of Biomechanics.


June 1, 2014

Jon Donnelly and Marcel Rossi begin a 3-week visit from the University of Western Australia to collaborate with our group on ACL modelling and forward dynamic simulation.

May 12, 2014

Jonah Witt joins the group.

May 8, 2014

Kristin Morgan graduates with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and accepts an offer to pursue her postdoc at the University of Kentucky under the supervision of Brian Noehren.

May 7, 2014

Geena Doak graduates with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and accepts an offer to pursue her graduate studies at the University of Minnesota.

April 2, 2014

Geena Doak submitted a video to the OpenSim Passive Dynamic Walker Competition and was selected as one of three winners.

April 3, 2014

Breanna Rhyne was selected to participate in the Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program and perform cutting-edge research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

March 31, 2014

Trevor Hepburn joins the group.

March 28, 2014

Kristin Morgan successfully defends her PhD dissertation titled "Dynamic Simulations and Data Mining of Single-leg Jump Landings: Implications for ACL Injuries."

February 3, 2014

Jeff Reinbolt was nominated by the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department Head for the College of Engineering's Moses E. and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor Award.

January 31, 2014

Jeff Reinbolt was selected as an OpenSim Fellow by the National Center for Simulation in Rehabiliation Research for his strong commitment to the OpenSim community and a deep expertise in biomechanical modeling and simulation.

January 28, 2014

Jeff Reinbolt was nominated by the College of Engineering's Associate Dean for the Southeastern Section of the American Society for Engineering Education's New Faculty Research Award.

January 18, 2014

Jeff Reinbolt was appointed as a member of the Awards Committee in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee.

January, 2014

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to be a member of the Grant Review Panel for the National Science Foundation's Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division.

 

2013 (top)

November 19, 2013

Misagh Mansouri was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

November, 2013

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to be a member of a Grant Review Panel for the National Science Foundation's Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division.

October 17, 2013

The Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department featured Jeff Reinbolt on its Home page and News page.


September 4, 2013

Kristin Morgan and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Omaha, NE for the American Society of Biomechanics Meeting.

August 21, 2013

Taylor Schlotman joins the group.

August 7, 2013

Geena Doak was appointed as a member of the Undergraduate Advisory Committee in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee.

August 5, 2013

Jeff Reinbolt was appointed as a member of the Differential Tuition Funds Committee in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee.

July 10, 2013

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to organize and chair a session at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in the summer 2014. This session is titled "Simulation of Human Movement: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities."

July 8, 2013

Kristin Morgan was admitted to PhD candidacy by successfully defending her proposal titled "Dynamic Simulations and Data Mining of Single-leg Jump Landing: Implications for ACL Injuries."

June 17, 2013

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a talk at the NIH Engineering for Neurologic Rehabilitation Center at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His talk was titled "Modeling and Simulation of Movement using OpenSim."

May 24, 2013

The Office of Research selected Jeff Reinbolt as the QUEST Scholar of the Week in recognition of significant research, scholarship, and creative accomplishments.

May 8, 2013

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering awards Jeff Reinbolt the Outstanding Young Investigator Award for excellent teaching, research and receiving an NSF CAREER Award.

April 8, 2013

The University of Tennessee awards Jeff Reinbolt the Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award for being uniquely effective in teaching and making exceptional contributions to student life.

March 15, 2013

The National Science Foundation’s General & Age Related Disabilities Engineering Program awards a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to Jeff Reinbolt, PhD, for a project titled "CAREER: Research and Education on Control of Human Movement."

March 1, 2013

Jeff Reinbolt was nominated by the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department faculty and appointed by the College of Engineering Dean as a member of the Department Head Search Committee.

February 25, 2013

Misagh Mansouri travels to Mountain View, CA for his 2-month visit to the Honda Research Institute to collaborate with Dr. Behzad Dariush's group on research and development of human motion analysis and human simulation technology for assessment of human performance in human centered design applications.

February 25, 2013

Jeff Reinbolt was selected as a member of the American Society for Engineering Education's Virtual Community of Practice to continue the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education.

February 7, 2013

Jeff Reinbolt was selected as a finalist for the Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award.

February 5, 2013

Breanna Rhyne joins the group.

February 2, 2013

Jeff Reinbolt was selected as a finalist for the Chancellor's Excellence in Advising Award.

January 9, 2013

Nils Potter joins the group.

   

2012 (top)

December, 2012

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to be a member of a Grant Review Panel for the National Science Foundation's Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division.

August 24, 2012

Jeff Reinbolt was selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.


August 15, 2012

Misagh Mansouri and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Gainesville, FL for the American Society of Biomechanics Meeting.

August 7, 2012

Brooke Odle begins a 3-day visit from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Kessler Research Foundation to collaborate with our group on wheelchair biomechanics.


July 16, 2012

Misagh Mansouri and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Stanford University for an OpenSim Developers' Week.

June 21, 2012

Kristin Morgan travels to Perth, Australia for her 2-month visit (sponsored by the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program) to the University of Western Australia to collaborate with Jon Donnelly's group on knee loading during change of direction and landing tasks to estimate risk of ACL injury.

June 15, 2012

Jeff Reinbolt received the College of Engineering Dean's nomination for the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.


June 13, 2012

Kristin Morgan, Misagh Mansouri, and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with Program Officers from the National Insitutes of Health.


June 6, 2012

Misagh Mansouri and Jeff Reinbolt had their work title: "Feedback for the Brain and Body: A New Freely Available Interface Between MATLAB and OpenSim" highlighted in the Biomedical Computation Review.


May 17, 2012

Kristin Morgan, Misagh Mansouri, and Jeff Reinbolt begin the 8-week Summer Grant Writing Institute at the University of Tennessee.

April 30, 2012

Jeff Reinbolt was invited by a junior student-athlete to attend the Faculty Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Thornton Center & Intercollegiate Athletics.

April 18, 2012

The National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) awards a Pilot Project grant to Jeff Reinbolt for his application titled "Software for Functional Inverse Kinematics and Scaling."

April 5, 2012

Kristin Morgan is selected as a Fellow for the Summer Grants Program sponsored by the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program.

April 4, 2012

Ashley Clark successfully defends her MS Thesis titled "Biarticular Muscles Influence Postural Responses: Implications for Treatment of Stiff-Knee Gait."

March 27, 2012

Hoa Hoang had his article titled: "Crouched Posture Maximizes Ground Reaction Forces Generated by Muscles" accepted for publication in Gait and Posture.

March 14, 2012

Misagh Mansouri had his article titled: "A platform for dynamic simulation and control of movement based on OpenSim and MATLAB" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics.


March 13, 2012

Kristin Morgan and Misagh Mansouri were selected to participate in the 8-week Summer Grant Writing Institute: Developing NIH Grant Proposals.

March 2, 2012

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a keynote address at the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition sponsored by the Technology Student Association (TSA) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His talk was titled "Biomedical Engineering and Its Applications for Healthier Lives."

February 27, 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) awards an R25 research education grant to Jeff Reinbolt for his application titled "FUTURE (Furthering University of Tennessee Undergraduate Research Education) for Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering."

February 17, 2012

Jeff Reinbolt was selected to participate in the 2012 Summer Grant Writing Institute: Developing NIH Grant Proposals.

February 8, 2012

Jon Donnelly had his article titled: "Optimizing whole-body kinematics to minimize valgus knee loading during sidestepping: Implications for ACL injury risk" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics.

January 23, 2012

Geena Doak joins the group.

 

2011 (top)

December 9, 2011

Hoa Hoang graduates with an MS in Biomedical Engineering and accepts an offer to pursue his PhD at Griffith University in Australia as an International Postgraduate Scholar under the supervision of David Lloyd.

November 18, 2011

Hoa Hoang successfully defends his MS Thesis titled "Comparative Study on Posture and Its Influences on Horizontal Ground Reaction Forces Generated by Muscles: Implications for Crouch Gait."

November 16, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt received an Impact/Priority Score of 20 for his National Insititutes of Health Research Education Grant (R25) entititled "Furthering University of Tennessee Undergraduate Research Education (FUTURE) for Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering".

October 29, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt was nominated by the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee to participate in the 2012 Summer Grant Writing Institute: Developing NIH Grant Proposals.


October 12, 2011

Ashley Clark, Kristin Morgan, Misagh Mansouri, and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Hartford, CT for the Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting.

October 3, 2011

Logan Mullinix joins the group.

September 20, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a 3-day hands-on workshop to students of the 2011 HYPER Summer School on Neurorehabilitation in La Alberca, Spain.

September 13, 2011

Kristin Morgan passes the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam with a unanimous vote based on her written and oral examinations.

August 24, 2011

Michelle Morin joins the group.

August 12, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a talk with Kate Saul for a special session on Teaching Biomechanics at the American Society of Biomechanics Meeting in Long Beach, CA. Their talk was titled "Teaching Human Movement to Engineers: Experiences from Nine Institutions."


August 10, 2011

Kristin Morgan and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Long Beach, CA for the American Society of Biomechanics Meeting.

July 6, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to participate in the OpenSim and NMS Physiome Workshop at the International Society of Biomechanics Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. His contribution involved lecture and demonstration of OpenSim including an interface with MATLAB/Simulink.


June 28, 2011

Ashley Clark, Hoa Hoang, and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Leuven, Belgium for the Technical Group on Computer Simulation Symposium and Brussels, Belgium for the International Society of Biomechanics Meeting.

June 6, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a talk at the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Symposium on Human Body Dynamics: From Multibody Systems to Biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His talk was titled "Simulation of Human Movement: Applications Using OpenSim."

April 15, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to be a member of the Review Committee for the American Society of Biomechanics Meeting on August 10-13, 2011.

April 5, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a hands-on tutorial to graduate students in the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee.

March 22, 2011

Kristen Holdway joins the group.


March 16, 2011

Ashley Clark, Misagh Mansouri, and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Stanford University for an OpenSim Advanced User and Developer Workshop.

February 25, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt was appointed by the Associate Dean for Research & Technology as a Beta Tester for a new Automated Announcement Delivery System for funding opportunities.

February 23, 2011

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a research summary during the Graduate School Information Night. His talk was titled "Biomedical Engineering: Neuromuscular Biomechanics."

   

2010 (top)

December 11, 2010

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to be a Project Judge for the FIRST Lego League Tennessee State Tournament.

December 10, 2010

Brooke Odle begins a 2-week visit from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Kessler Research Foundation to collaborate with our group on wheelchair biomechanics.

November 16, 2010

Jeff Reinbolt was elected to the Executive Board of the International Society of Biomechanics Technical Group on Computer Simulation.

September 8, 2010

Misagh Mansouri passes the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam with the highest score in Biomechanics and the second highest score in both Mechanics of Materials and Dynamics.

September 5, 2010

Jeff Reinbolt received an election nomination for the Executive Board of the International Society of Biomechanics Technical Group on Computer Simulation.

September 5, 2010

Jeff Reinbolt was appointed as a member of both the Graduate Programs and Undergraduate Advising Committees in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee.


August 18, 2010

Misagh Mansouri and Jeff Reinbolt travel to Providence, RI for the American Society of Biomechanics Meeting.

August 9, 2010

Kristin Morgan joins the group.

August 9, 2010

Ashley Clark joins the group.

July 12, 2010

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a seminar at Stanford University. His talk was titled "Interfacing OpenSim Models with MATLAB/Simulink."

July 11, 2010

Reinbolt Research Group travels to Stanford University for an OpenSim Developer's Jamboree and to San Francisco for the International Symposium on the 3D Analysis of Human Movement.

June 23, 2010

Reinbolt Research Group acquires approximately 250 sq. ft. of additional laboratory space in the Dougherty Engineering Building.

May 18, 2010

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a lecture at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. His talk was titled "Musculoskeletal Modeling: Its Evolution and Current & Future Generations."

April 12, 2010

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to represent the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department at the 3rd Annual University of Tennessee Engineering Etiquette Dinner and Workshop.

March 22, 2010

Jon Donnelly begins his second visit (for 2 weeks) from the University of Western Australia to collaborate with our group on optimization of valgus knee loading during change of direction and landing tasks to estimate risk of ACL injury.

March 19, 2010

Jeff Reinbolt was selected as a member of the Academic Review Board for Student Judicial Affairs.

March 9, 2010

Misagh Mansouri was selected as a finalist and invited to give his presentation at the Annual Sigma Xi Student Competition, sponsored by The University of Tennessee Chapter of the Scientific Research Society. His paper was titled "Modeling and Simulation of Human Movement Based on OpenSim and MATLAB®/Simulink®."

March 9, 2010

Hoa Hoang was selected as a finalist and invited to give his presentation at the Annual Sigma Xi Student Competition, sponsored by The University of Tennessee Chapter of the Scientific Research Society. His paper was titled "Posture Influences Ground Reaction Force: Implications for Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy."

March 4, 2010

Jeff Reinbolt was invited to give a lecture on strategic planning at the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department Board of Advisors Meeting. His talk was titled "20/20 Vision: A Decade to Advance Research."

January 4, 2010

Jon Donnelly begins a 6-week visit from the University of Western Australia to collaborate with our group on optimization of valgus knee loading during change of direction and landing tasks to estimate risk of ACL injury.

   

2009 (top)

December 18, 2009

Jeff Reinbolt was appointed as the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee for Research in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department.

November 1, 2009

Simbios awards a seed grant to the group for modeling and simulation of human movement based on OpenSim and MATLAB®/Simulink®.

October 30, 2009

The University of Western Australia provides The Alexander Cohen Postgraduate Research Travel Award to Jon Donnelly for collaboration on the integration of optimization methods with empirically validated knee modeling techniques to estimate risk of ACL injury.

September 1, 2009

Reinbolt Research Group acquires approximately 300 sq. ft. of computational laboratory space in the Dougherty Engineering Building.

August 28, 2009

Canadian Society of Biomechanics provides a Graduate Student Travel Award to Jon Donnelly for research collaboration on optimization of valgus knee loading during change of direction and landing tasks.

August 26, 2009

Misagh Mansouri joins the group.

August 19, 2009

Hoa Hoang joins the group.

August 1, 2009

Reinbolt Research Group moves to The University of Tennessee.