Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, where she began as an assistant professor in 2002. She is also a Willett Scholar and Director of the Human Dynamics and Controls Lab. Liz holds affiliate appointments in the departments of Bioengineering; Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering; Neuroscience; the Beckman Institute; the Center on Health, Aging and Disability; the Center for Autonomous Engineering Systems and Robotics; and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. As Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs in MechSE since August 2015, Liz has worked to find ways to increase enrollment while also helping to provide undergrad students with a research experience. She has a well-funded and active research program that supports groundbreaking biomechanics research and which has fostered the creation of several startups based on research done in her lab. Liz is also well-known as an encouraging and supportive mentor to other faculty, especially women, to help ensure their success.
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