Maria Ramos Gonzalez
Maria Ramos Gonzalez is a School of Engineering Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow whose multidisciplinary research covers human-in-the-loop for robotic manipulation tasks and neuroprosthetic feedback control paradigms for upper limb amputees. Maria’s doctoral research included the design and fabrication of a novel biocompatible polycarbonate urethane knee implant. She also designed and fabricated a multi-knee joint implant test apparatus for long-term wear testing and validation of the novel implant. As a postdoctoral fellow, Maria’s innovative work holds great promise for advancing our understanding of human sensation, improving prosthetic design and control, and delivering technologies that improve lives at all levels of integrated human robotics applications. In addition, she aims to make these kinds of life-enhancing engineering solutions accessible to underserved populations.