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Grabowski, Alena Marie Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Grabowski’s primary research interests lie within the fields of human physiology, biomechanics, and mechatronics. Her research characterizes walking, running, hopping, sprinting, and jumping, and investigates the physiological and biomechanical effects of implementing devices such as prostheses, orthoses, exoskeletons, weight support systems, and sports equipment on people with and without locomotor impairments.


  • human physiology, biomechanics, mechatronics, leg prostheses, human walking, human running, assistive devices


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courses taught

  • IPHY 4540 - Biomechanics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Applies the principles of physics and physiology to the analysis of human movement. Quantitative analysis of forces, torque, mechanical energy, power impulses and momentum associated with human movement. Mechanical properties of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. Recommended prerequisites: (MATH 1300 or MATH 1310 or APPM 1350) and IPHY 3415.
  • IPHY 4870 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Department enforced prerequisites: IPHY 2800 and IPHY 3700.
  • IPHY 4930 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Provides an opportunity for field/laboratory work in a variety of different settings. Consult with faculty for approval. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: completion of at least two of the major core classes.
  • IPHY 6010 - Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Presents special topics in integrative physiology. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 6840 - Research Project
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Involves a scholarly investigation of a selected topic using literature and/or experimental techniques. Advisor required. May be repeated up to 3 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Must have 4 credit hours and may be repeated up to 6 total credits.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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