• Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Master of Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Ingeniero Mecánico, Escuela Politécnica Nacional


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow., Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
( 2017 - 2018 )
Conducting research on: In-vivo and in-vitro human hip and knee kinematics, kinetics, and biomechanics before and after total joint replacement using a combined CT based modeling and dual fluoroscopic imaging system (DFIS) approach, as well as a testing cadaveric joint system composed of a robotic manipulator and a six-degree-of-freedom load cell. Collaborating with bioengineers, radiologists, clinical fellows, orthopaedic surgeons to design and implement additional experimental characterization of total joint replacement studies. Collect and analyze pre- and post-operative clinical patient data. Developing and evaluating computational models of the hip and knee joint by integrating 3D image data and experimental biomechanics data obtained from the aforementioned in vitro and in vivo experiments and other already-completed experiments. Presenting and communicating results of analyses at group meetings, national and international conferences, and through publication in journals.
Graduate Assistant, State University of New York at Stony Brook
( 2009 - 2016 )
Conducting research on: Kinematic modeling of fingers to find the optimum angles for arthrodesis (joint fusion). Kinematic and kinetic modeling of the upper limb to calculate joint forces and moments generated during hard contact in sports (football). Robotics and modeling for force and torque calculation of human joints under static and dynamic load conditions. Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD). Arcing and metallic faults in power distribution systems. Parallel and serial arcing fault location. Overheating, arcing, and connection degradation in electrical receptacles. Wafer manufacturing laser-assisted machining, wiresaw modeling and control. I have thought the following graduate and undergraduate courses: MEC532: Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014: Vibration and Control (graduate) MEC325/580: Spring 2012: Manufacturing Processes (undergraduate & graduate) MEC411: Fall 2011: Control System Analysis and Design (undergraduate)
Service Engineer, Automotores y Anexos
( 2002 - 2007 )
Responsible for management of Nissan and Renault warranties in Ecuador. Approved and rejected national claim warranties. Directed training to manage Nissan and Renault warranties in all dealerships in Ecuador. Compiled and processed national claim warranties and generated monthly technical and financial reports which were sent to the international factory. Quality Control Inspector. Controlled and monitored repairs and maintenance of Nissan and Renault vehicles. Verified that not only repairs were within technical specifications and reparation standards but also customers? requirements had been satisfied.


Bi‐Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty Does Not Restore Native Tibiofemoral Articular Contact Kinematics During Gait
Computational modeling of polyethylene wear in total hip arthroplasty using patient-specific kinematics-coupled finite element analysis
Gender Influences Gait Asymmetry following Bicruciate-Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty
In Vivo analysis of spinopelvic kinematics and peak head‐cup contact in total hip arthroplasty patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease
In vivo kinematic analysis of patients with robotic‐assisted total hip arthroplasty during gait at 1‐year follow‐up
Stair Climbing and High Knee Flexion Activities in Bi-Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty: In Vivo Kinematics and Articular Contact Analysis
In vivo sliding distance on the metal‐on‐polyethylene total hip arthroplasty articulation using patient‐specific gait analysis
In‐vivo elongation of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament in bi‐cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty
In-vivo 3-Dimensional gait symmetry analysis in patients with bilateral total hip arthroplasty
In-vivo analysis of sliding distance and cross-shear in Bi-cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty
Knee motion symmetry was not restored in patients with unilateral bi-cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty—in vivo three-dimensional kinematic analysis
Metallosis in cemented titanium alloy total knee arthroplasty without apparent metal-on-metal articulation
Risk Factors Associated With Early Complications of Revision Surgery for Head-Neck Taper Corrosion in Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty
Sensitivity and Specificity of Metal Ion Level in Predicting Adverse Local Tissue Reactions Due to Head-Neck Taper Corrosion in Primary Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty
The Fate of Elevated Metal Ion Levels After Revision Surgery for Head-Neck Taper Corrosion in Patients With Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty
Biomechanics and pinch force of the index finger under simulated proximal interphalangeal arthrodesis
Assessment of Workspace Attributes under Simulated Index Finger Proximal Interphalangeal Arthrodesis
Experimental study of the optimal angle for arthrodesis of fingers based on kinematic analysis with tip-pinch manipulation


My research lies at the intersection of biomechanics, rehabilitation, motion analysis, athletic performance, kinematics, robotics, and machine design. I am especially interested in analyzing human musculoskeletal and neuronal mechanisms in order to develop assistive technology for improved movement performance and quality of life. Personally, I find the development of sophisticated technologies and equipment allowing disabled people to regain normal functional capabilities, fascinating.