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Zelik receives two major young investigator awards for biomechanics work

Jun. 15, 2017—Karl Zelik, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received top awards from the International Society of Biomechanics and the American Society of Biomechanics for early career research. Both awards recognize Zelik’s body of work on improving and unifying the understanding of human locomotion, and translating this understanding to advances in prosthetic and exoskeleton technologies....

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Zelik explores biological mechanisms behind human movement

Oct. 17, 2014—  Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Karl Zelik’s BAT lab in Olin Hall has nothing to do with flying mammals or a caped superhero. The Biomechanics and Assistive Technology laboratory is dedicated to locomotion—in particular, to understanding the mechanisms of human locomotion and using engineering to improve movement and mobility for...

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