Jeff Andrew Hawks

Jeff Andrew Hawks, with a Ph.D. and Master's in Mechanical Engineering, has built a distinguished career marked by a series of significant journal publications, book chapters, and patents. His passion for continuous learning is evident in his commitment to education, notably through teaching the senior capstone design course and initiating an interdisciplinary biomechanics course at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department.

A leader in Biomechanics and Sports Sciences, his research has focused on developing assistive devices for rehabilitation. This work has led to fruitful collaborations with the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His dedication to the field was prominently displayed in 2013 when he served on the host planning committee for the American Society of Biomechanics in Omaha, NE.

Jeff's commitment extends beyond academia to humanitarian causes. He is an active board member of MS Forward, a renowned gym catering to patients with neurological disorders, where he applies his expertise to enhance rehabilitation programs. Furthermore, his philanthropic spirit is also reflected in his support for Christian Heritage.

His tenure at the Army Research Laboratories was marked by leadership in innovative research projects in areas like autonomous robotics, computer vision, miniature surgical robotics, and sensor platforms. These endeavors highlight his dedication to innovation and lifelong learning.

The core of his professional journey is defined by his commitment to innovation and his zeal for continuous learning. He has significantly contributed to the development of advanced biomechanical devices and has been a relentless advocate for education and knowledge sharing.

Looking to the future, Jeff Hawks is committed to advancing his research in robotics and biomechanics, aiming to make a lasting impact in both his professional field and charitable activities.

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