Two AUBE Lab Students Defend Ph.D. Dissertation

  • Jake Larson completed his dissertation defense on June 24, 2022, titled "Nonlinear Measures for Biomechanical Assessment of Movement Health and Postural Complexity." You can find a copy of Jake's dissertation here
  • Kyle Castellano defended his dissertation on July 18, 2022, titled, "Design, Performance, and Analysis of an Automated Tool for Neuropathy Assessment on the Plantar Surface."

PhD student David Hollinger presents at the Graduate Engineering Showcase

Graduate student David Hollinger presenting at the Graduate Engineering Showcase

Auburn CPAP Ventilator

With the ventilator shortage due to COVID-19, Auburn University Mechanical Engineering faculty, including AUBE Lab Director, Dr. Zabala, teamed up to help solve the shortage!


Check out more about the RE-INVENT project:

Azok, D. (2020, April 2). Auburn engineers repurpose CPAP machines into emergency ventilators. Retrieved from

Crain, A. (2020, April 4). ‘It’s given me hope:’ Auburn engineers use CPAP to make emergency ventilator to fill COVID-19 demand. Retrieved from

Carlton, B. (2020, April 6). 12 inspiring stories that make us proud to call Alabama home. Retrieved from

Begg, R. (2020, April 9). Repurposing a CPAP into a Ventilator: Researchers testing their emergency ventilator on a goat have seen promising results. Retrieved from


Holly Rowe with ESPN came to visit the AUBE Lab to discuss the new braces the lab has been designing for the Auburn University football team!  Check out the story here

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Watch the story behind the AUBE Lab helping Auburn University Football below. Read more about the story here.

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