Inclusive Mobility Research Lab

Ergonomics research in human movement, mobility, and inclusive design

Current Lab Members



Clive D'Souza

Assistant Professor and Lab Director

Research interests: occupational biomechanics, engineering anthropometry, inclusive design, digital human modeling



Sol Lim

PhD IOE, 2018 (expected graduation); MS BME, 2015

Graduate Research Assistant, Jan 2015 - to date

Research interests: occupational biomechanics, physical ergonomics, digital signal processing, healthcare ergonomics

Research title: Estimating physical workload using inertial measurement based techniques

Background: Sol's research interest is in the area of physical ergonomics. Her ongoing work involves validating use of inertial sensors for ergonomics posture and kinematics assessment. She is currently developing algorithms to analyze body postural angles and kinematics from inertial sensors in various work domain involving manual works such as pushing-pulling, lifting, and carrying. Her research aims at assessing ergonomic workload in field settings to objectively evaluate work conditions and assess injury risk.



Justin Haney

PhD IOE, 2018 (expected graduation); MS BME, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

NIOSH-ERC Fellow, Graduate Research Assistant, Sept 2015 - to date

Research interests: physical ergonomics, occupational biomechanics, human movement analysis

Background: Justin has BS and MS degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. After completing his MS in 2014, he worked as lab technician at Creighton University in the Rehabilitation Science Research Laboratory before joining the IOE PhD program at U-M in 2015.



Mia Caminita

MS IOE, 2017 (expected graduation); BS MovSci (Kinesiology), 2016

NIOSH Trainee, Graduate Research Assistant, Sept 2016 - April 2017

Research interests: Functional biomechanics, Physical Ergonomics, Human Motion Analysis, Usability, Accessibility, & Inclusive Design

Background: Mia is a Masters student studying Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan with a focus in Ergonomics and Occupational Safety. She also received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in Movement Science (Honors) from the School of Kinesiology with a minor in Multidisciplinary Design from the College of Engineering.



Mary Owczarczak

BS IOE, 2017 (expected graduation)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, HUMOSIM, July 2015 - to date

Research interests: Occupational Biomechanics, Physical Ergonomics, Human Motion Analysis

Research title: Mary is working with us on a collaborative research project with the HUMOSIM research lab on a project funded by Procter and Gamble (P&G) to model hand and body movements in complex, flexible part handling tasks.

Background: Mary is an undergraduate junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a certificate in the Program in Sustainability.



Joelle Grider

BS IOE, 2018 (expected graduation)

UG Research Assistant, Sept 2016 - April 2017
UROP, Sept 2015 - April 2016

Research title: Performance Indicators of Inclusive Public Transportation



Kellen Bixler

BS CS, 2017 (expected graduation)

UG Research Assistant, May 2016 - April 2017

Research interests: computer programming, machine learning, statistical data analysis, data visualization



Jiachen (Jason) Dou

BS CS, 2017 (expected graduation)

UG Research Assistant, May 2016 - April 2017

Research interests: data visualization, web development, javascript



Tianke (Kirk) Wang

BS IOE, 2018 (expected graduation)

UG Research Assistant, Sept 2016 - April 2017
SURE, May 2016 - Aug 2016

Research interests: Physical ergonomics, biomechanics, actuarial mathematics

Background: Kirk is an undergraduate junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a minor in Mathematics



Kelly Schwab

BS IOE, 2018 (expected graduation)

UG Research Assistant, Sept 2016 - Apr 2017

Former Graduate Students


Mohammad K. Keleshteri

MS EECS, 2018 (expected)
Directed Study, Sept 2015 - Dec 2015

Raissa Barros de Carvalho

MS Design Science, 2017
Graduate Research Assistant, Sept 2015 - Dec 2016

Ameya Bongale

MS IOE, 2016
Graduate Research Assistant, Jan 2016 - May 2016

Mais Dawleh

MS IOE, 2016
Research Assistant, Sept 2016 - Dec 2016


Joanna Chiang

MS Kinesiology, 2016
Graduate Research Assistant, Sept 2016 - Dec 2016

Gabriela Diaz

MS BME, 2015
Directed Study, Jan 2015 - May 2015

Kristen Knuutila

MS IOE, 2014
Directed Study, May 2015 - June 2015

Gopinath Jayaprakash

MS IOE, 2014
Graduate Research Temp, Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Former Undergraduate Students


Christopher Hudson

BS ME, 2018 (expected)
UROP, Sep 2014 - May 2015

Charles Peterkin

BS IOE, 2018 (expected)
UROP, Sep 2014 - May 2015

Duncan Macleod

BS ME, 2018 (expected)
UG Research Asst., May 2015 - Aug 2015
UROP, Sept 2014 - May 2015

Angjela Keci

BS IOE, 2018 (expected)
UG Research Assistant, Sept 2015 - May 2016
UROP, May 2015 - Sept 2015


Joshua Lustig

BS EECS & IOE Dual major, 2018 (expected)
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Sept 2015 - May 2016

Josefina Moni

BS IOE with International Minor , 2018 (expected)
UROP, Sept 2015 - May 2016

Dehao (Terry) Zhang

BS IOE, 2018 (expected)
UROP, Sep 2015 - May 2016

Shelby Hubbell

BS IOE, 2018 (expected)
UG Research Assistant, May 2016 - Aug 2016


Maggie Hafers

BS IOE, 2018 (expected)
SURE, May 2016 - Aug 2016

Jason Holmes

BS ME, 2017
UROP, Sep 2013 - May 2014

Rebekah Menchak

BS IOE, 2017
UG Research Asst., May 2015 - May 2016
UROP, Sept 2014 - May 2015

Ocilio Terto De Lago

BS IOE, 2017
Visiting Student, Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program, May 2015 - Aug 2015


Sean Hayes

BS IOE, 2017
Undergraduate Research Assistant, May 2015 - July 2015

Chanmee Chung

BS IOE, 2017
Undergraduate Research Assistant, May 2015 - May 2016

Alex Holtschneider

BS Mathematics, University of Maryland, 2017
SROP, May 2016 - Aug 2016

Michelle Kleinau

BS ME, 2016
UROP, Sep 2013 - May 2014


Aneesha Reddy

BS IOE, Art & Design (minor), 2016
UG Research Assistant, Sep 2014 - May 2016
UROP, Sept 2013 - May 2014

Naboth Chimbala

BS ME, 2016
UROP, Jan 2015 - May 2015

Matheus DeSouza

BS IOE, 2016
Visiting Student, Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program, May 2015 - Aug 2015

Andrea Case

BS IOE, 2016
UG Research Assistant, Sept 2015 - May 2016
SURE, May 2015 - Sept 2015


Dongyun Xu

BS IOE, 2016
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Sep 2014 - May 2015

Yuanxin Zheng

BS IOE, 2016
UG Research Assistant, Sep 2015 - May 2016

Yang Li

BS IOE, 2015
Research Hourly Temp, May 2014 - June 2014

Gabriella Willis

BS CEE, 2014
MSPP, May 2014 - June 2014


Carolina Lofgren

BS LSA, 2014
Directed Study, Jan 2015 - May 2015