Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, 2022
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Dallas, 2020
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Kansas, 2015
Licenses & Certifications
  • Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) for Medical Devices
Professional Honors
  • Cockrell School of Engineering Graduate Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 2021-2022
  • Jonsson School Excellence in Education Doctoral Fellowship, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2019-2020
  • Outstanding Lecture Teaching Assistant, Biomaterials and Medical Devices, Jonsson School Department of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2019
Professional Affiliations
  • Institute of Electronics and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Dr. Kaitlin Alexander's background is in biomedical engineering with a focus on human biomechanics, wearable sensors, as well as prosthetic and assistive device technology. Kaitlin has extensive experience in experimental design, clinical research protocol development, image processing and machine learning.

Additionally, she has experience with ultrasound imaging, computed tomography, image segmentation, computational modeling, and is proficient in MATLAB, Python and OpenSim. Dr. Alexander's specific research interests involve bridging the disciplines of biomedical imaging with human biomechanics to develop technology for prediction and assessment of human movement to improve rehabilitation strategies and devices for individuals with mobility impairments.

Dr. Alexander's dissertation work focused on developing a framework for sonomyography, or the evaluation of dynamic ultrasound imaging of skeletal muscle, as a sensing technology for lower-limb assistive device control and assessment. Additionally, she worked as a clinical research assistant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where she evaluated novel imaging biomarkers to detect the onset and progression of knee osteoarthritis.