Student NameJonathan Charles
Faculty Mentor NameDr. Jennifer Nichols
CollegeCollege of Engineering
MajorBiomedical Engineering
Research InterestsDeveloping scalable and accurate models of the human wrist that will be capable of representing a vast majority of individuals • Determining the underlying mechanisms behind wrist and hand dysfunction in post-operation patients • The characteristic roles a neuron plays, both as a singular unit and as a network, in manifesting what we perceive as consciousness • Discovering ways that the environment we reside in can be efficiently sustained for a timeline that extends beyond this generation.
OrganizationsBiomedical Engineering Society, Society for Neuroscience, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity,
Hobbies and InterestsDiscovering nature and spending time outdoors, personal development and self-discovery, building mental and physical health, researching novel approaches to healthcare.

Research Project

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging

The main objective of my research lab is to build open-source models of the human wrist and ankle and utilizing them to examine complex human activities. Working off this, the various components of the human wrist and ankle must be accurately imaged and visualized so that the proper calculations, simulations, and conclusions can be constructed about the mechanics of the wrist and ankle. At this moment, I am determining the validity of our measurement techniques using ultrasound and of our actual ultrasound Machine through the use of agar gel phantoms.