Dr. Antonia Zaferiou, a director of The Motion Analysis Lab at Rush University Medical Center, is currently seeking motivated students for a biomechanics research opportunity. Students would contribute to projects related to understanding human motion (sports and clinical upper extremity biomechanics) using wearable sensors, force transducers, electromyography, and optical motion capture systems. An engineering an/or kinesiology background is preferred. If interested, please email your resume to email@example.com .
BIO: Antonia Zaferiou, has just joined Rush University Medical Center as the Director of Motion Analysis for the Division of Sports Medicine. She is eager to expand lines of research related to clinical and sports biomechanics. Antonia's research uses mechanical principles to study human control and dynamics used during activities of daily living and athletic maneuvers. Antonia earned her B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at University of Southern California. Prior to joining Rush, Antonia was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Michigan in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Antonia is interested in understanding human motion in order to develop technology and clinical interventions that improve movement mechanics and reduce the risk of injury. It is with a great sense of responsibility that she strives to “close the loop” by translating research findings into practice and public knowledge. Antonia is also a dedicated educator and mentor in "STE(A)M" (Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Math) outreach activities. She is currently seeking motivated students who want to contribute to projects related to understanding human motion and developing biofeedback technology using wearable sensors, force transducers, and/or optical motion capture devices.