Clayton is a 2008 – 2012 Self Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering. In 2007 he received a B.S. in electrical engineering with a minor in mathematics and a B.A. in Spanish from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. His awards there include the Dean's List, All American Scholar, Crimson Scholar, and ATLAS Scholar. During his undergraduate career Clayton interned at both Raytheon Missile Systems in Farmington, NM, and with IBM in Austin, Texas. Before beginning graduate school Clayton worked for two summers as a technical aide at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. Clayton also spent time abroad doing mission work in Paraguay. Clayton's research at KU will focus on developing novel devices and methods to improve current rehabilitation treatment for paretic upper limbs in stroke survivors. He is working with his advisor to develop a low-cost robot with an internet accessible control system that stroke survivors can use from home. Clayton may pursue starting up a small company, industry or research and teaching in a university setting.
Mentor: Wen Lieu, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, KUMC