Mizzou MAC Researchers Summer 2016

From left to right: Dr. Cobus Muller, Chris Lang, Swithin Razu, Matthew Guess, Becca Anglen, Dr. Trent Guess, Dr. Carmen Abbott, Jamie Hall, Amir Jahandar, Roxana Martinez Campuzano


Trent Guess, PhD (guesstr@health.missouri.edu)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Graduate Researchers

  • Swithin Razu, MS
  • Amirhossein Jahandar, BS

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Sami Kurkowski

Summer Researchers

  • Becca Anglen
  • Matthew Guess
  • Chris Lang

Faculty Researchers

  • Carmen Abbott, PhD
  • Jamie Hall


Postdoctoral Researchers:

  • Portia Flowers, PhD
  • Antonis P. Stylianou, PhD *
  • Mahbube Siddiki, Ph.D. *
  • Mohammad Kia, Ph.D.*
  • Yunkai Lu, Ph.D.*
  • Hongzeng Liu, Ph.D*


  • Hamidreza Jahandar, MS
  • Katherine Bloemker, PhD*
  • Mohamamd Kia, PhD*
  • Munsur Rahman, MS*
  • Gavin Paiva, MS*
  • Paul Wilson, MS*
  • Jyothi Rayaprolu, MS*
  • Katie Weimer, MS*
  • Aarthi Shankar, MS*


  • Blair Twaddle
  • Morgan Sloan
  • Austin Koester
  • Akash Patel
  • Reimon Brown
  • Dillon Noland
  • Patrick Kirk
  • Lauren Bradley
  • Frances Zhu*
  • Vicki Angelini*
  • Kyle Medly*
  • Jessica Hettinger*
  • Leo Olcott*
  • Seth Powers*
  • Fernando Nussenbaum*
  • Geminia Carey*
  • Katie Weimer*
  • Katie McNutt*
  • Hakim Khan*


  • Derick Davis
  • Theo Choma
  • Conner Hazelrigg

*MBRL University of Missouri – Kansas City

Our Projects

Subject Specific Concurrent Simulation of Movement and Natural Knee Contacts Mechanics

This project combines custom muscle driven musculoskeletal models with subject specific geometries and gait data to predict patient specific loading on knee structures and tissues during ambulation.

Validation of Musculsokeletal Models with Instrumented Prosthetic

The purpose of this project is to validate the knee contact force predictions of our custom muscle driven musculoskeletal models.

Our Lab

The Mizzou Motion Analysis Center (Mizzou MAC)

The mission of the Mizzou MAC is to combine the tools of engineering (computational analysis, instrumentation, measurement, and mechanical design) with the clinical expertise of physical therapy and orthopaedics to address issues of musculoskeletal health.