Morgan Boes

PhD candidate
Anticipated PhD completion: May 2015
Department of Bioengineering

Medical Scholars Program

Anticipated MD completion: May 2018

Office 217 Mechanical Engineering Building

Email mboes2 AT illinois DOT edu
Email mboes2 AT gmail DOT com

Morgan completed her BS in Mechancial Engineering at F.W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA.

Morgan completed her MS degree on a postural control model of persons with Multiple Sclerosis, co-advised by Prof. Jacob Sosnoff in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and Prof. Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler.


  • Working on the human assist device test bed (TB6) of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power
  • Improving efficiency of the ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO), espeically regarding thermal regulation and component choice.
  • Using the AFO with a serious gaming interface for stroke rehabilitation.

Research Interests

  • Medical device development, especially for physical rehabilitation.
  • Biomechanical models of human movement

Personal Interests

  • Playing French Horn
  • Wesley UMC Handbell Choir
  • Pilates and Yoga

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