Danielle Marie Stramel

Ph.D. Student

Danielle is a fifth year doctoral student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Columbia University. In the ROAR lab, her work centers around the mobile Tethered Pelvic Assist Device (mTPAD). This cable-driven parallel robotic device is an overground gait trainer that can apply 3D pelvic forces and moments to the user as they walk. She is currently focusing on how different forces can be timed to the user's gait and how different force applications alter the user's gait characteristics and muscle responses. 

She received her Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering here at Columbia University. Prior to becoming a Columbia Lion, she completed her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Central Florida, where she assisted in a year-long design and build of a VTOL fixed wing air-craft for Lockheed Martin. During her undergraduate career, she worked part-time for Lockheed Martin on the Apache’s specialty engineering team, then for nScrypt, a maker of micro-dispensing and 3D printing systems, where she focused on mechanical design.