Chandrasekaran Jayaraman, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Chandrasekaran Jayaraman, PhD

Chandra Jayaraman, PhD

Room#: RIC 1725
Phone: 312-238-3103
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Center for Bionic Medicine
Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Research Interests

Dr. Jayaraman’s research blends approaches from biomechanics, human motor control, occupational ergonomics and assistive technology to identify markers that impacts the quality of life of individuals with limited physical ability. His current investigation focuses on comparing the biomechanical performance and effectiveness of different transfemoral prosthetic devices. The goal is to bridge the findings between biomechanical outcomes and policy requirements to inform technology transfer. He is also concurrently investigating the choice of optimal biomechanical parameters for manual standing wheelchair propulsion to minimize shoulder injury.

His previous research mainly focused on overuse injury to shoulder in manual wheelchair users. Jayaraman’s innovative approach used a multi-disciplinary paradigm integrating approaches from upper extremity biomechanics, human motor control, occupational ergonomics and nonlinear dynamics to identify biomarkers that related to overuse injuries to shoulders in manual wheelchair users.


  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (India), 2009
  • MS in Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2014
  • PhD in Systems Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2015

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • International Society for Motor Control (ISMC)