Dr. Helen Huang
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Helen J. Huang is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She directs the UCF Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (BRaIN) Lab, where her team studies the brain dynamics and neuromechanics of human locomotion and adaptation. Her team also develops new methods to expand the capabilities of using electroencephalography (EEG) for studying brain processes during walking and other physical activities. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). As part of her NSF CAREER Award, Dr. Huang is developing a program (neuromechanics^girls) that focuses on building and strengthening an infrastructure of advocates to encourage girls and young women to pursue STEM by facilitating positive shared STEM experiences among girls and members of their support network. Dr. Huang also teaches undergraduate and graduate biomechanics courses and contributes to the on-going development and growth of biomedical engineering at UCF. Before UCF, she was an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an NIH T32 Institutional Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder. She also received an NIH F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship for Students with Disabilities and earned her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.