Daniel H. Cortes, Ph.D. is the principal investigator of the Biomechanics and Imaging Lab. Dr. Cortes is a mechanical engineer who received his undergraduate and masters degree from Universidad del Valle, in Cali, Colombia. He completed his Ph.D. studies in 2009 at West Virginia University; then, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the school of medicine of the University of Pennsylvania until 2011. After this, he became a research professor at the biomedical engineering department of the University of Delaware. He joined the department of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Penn State University in August of 2015.
Ali Sadeghi is currently a PhD student of the Biomechanics and Imaging Lab. Ali is a mechanical engineer who obtained his undergraduate and masters degree from Amirkabir University of Technology. He completed his masters degree in 2013 where he graduated with the highest GPA of all master’s students. He then worked as a research assistant at the Mechanical Engineering department of The University of Sydney until 2016. He started his PhD program at the department of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Penn State University in August of 2016.
Sean Rothenberger is currently a Junior at Penn State pursuing his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his research experience in this lab through the Shuman Scholarship, which aims to engage undergraduate engineering students who are interested in conducting research in the future. Following graduation, Sean hopes to continue his education as a graduate student and help to conduct research in similar Biomedical labs.