Brett Whorley is a 2018-2022 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering. He received a B.S. (2018) in biological systems engineering, with minors in biomedical engineering and business from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His current research at the KU Biodynamics Research Lab is threefold. He focuses on (1) the use of vibration at the feet for balance rehabilitation, (2) assistive technologies for individuals with tremor and similar symptoms, and (3) effective engineering education practices. Throughout his academic career, Whorley has gained experience collaborating on interdisciplinary, patient-focused teams that work to develop assistive technologies to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities. Upon completion of his studies, Whorley aims to continue this mission as a rehabilitation engineer in a rehabilitation clinic/hospital, or in academia.
Mentor: Carl Luchies, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering