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Nicholas Fey

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Joint–Bioengineering

Degrees
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
MS, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
BS, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Research Interests
Neuromuscular biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering & robotics, prosthetics & orthotics

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Fey, NP*, Ingraham, KA*, Simon, AM and Hargrove, LJ (2016). Assessing the relative contributions of active ankle and knee assistance to the walking mechanics of transfemoral amputees using a powered prosthesis. Public Library of Science One. 11(1), e0147661.
  • Fey, NP*, Peng, J*, Kuiken, TA and Hargrove, LJ (2016). Anticipatory kinematics and muscle activity preceding transitions from level-ground walking to stair ascent and descent. Journal of Biomechanics. 49(4), 528-536.
  • Simon, AM, Fey, NP, Ingraham, KA, Finucane, SB, Halsne, EG and Hargrove, LJ (2016). Improved weight-bearing symmetry for transfemoral amputees during standing up and sitting down with a powered knee-ankle prosthesis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 97(7), 1100-1106.
  • Hargrove, LJ, Young, AJ, Simon, AM, Fey, NP, Lipschutz, RD, Finucane, SB, Halsne, E, Ingraham, KA and Kuiken, TA (2015). Intuitive control of a powered prosthetic leg during ambulation: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). 313(22), 2244-2252.
  • Fey, NP, Simon, AM, Young, AJ and Hargrove, LJ (2014). Controlling knee swing initiation and ankle plantarflexion with an active prosthesis on level and inclined surfaces at variable walking speeds. IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. 2, 1-12.
  • *Co-first authorship, equal contributions

Major Honors and Awards

2015 Outstanding Research Accomplishment Team Award
Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013-2014 Mary E. Switzer Research Fellowship Program (84.133F-1), 2013-2014
U.S. Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
2012 Journal of Biomechanics Award
Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Gainesville, FL
2011 Popular Choice Research Award
Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Long Beach, CA
2010-2011 Named/Endowed Graduate School Fellowship
The University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies
2008 Journal of Biomechanics Award, Semi-Finalist
North American Congress on Biomechanics (NACOB), Ann Arbor, MI
2006-2010 Thrust 2000 Engineering Doctoral Fellowship
The University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering
2006 Charles Edwin "Ed" Smith, Jr. Endowed Presidential Scholarship
The University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering