As a Scientist at Explico, Luis Nolasco supports the Biomechanics team in scientifically investigating accidents that result in bodily injury.
Dr. Nolasco recently earned his Ph.D. in Movement Science from the University of Michigan where he published numerous peer-reviewed articles and abstracts. During his graduate training and research in the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory, he primarily focused on quantifying and understanding whole-body biomechanics for individuals with a lower limb amputation. He collected motion capture data, built subject-specific 3D models, and ran musculoskeletal simulations to improve the understanding of dynamic balance, joint forces, and the effect prosthesis properties on individuals with lower limb amputations during various activities of daily living. After earning his Ph.D., Dr. Nolasco transitioned into a post-doctoral fellowship where he lead a project, in collaboration with a prosthetics company, focused on studying the effects of a novel prosthesis on running biomechanics and metabolic energy expenditure. Dr. Nolasco has presented his research findings at national and international biomechanics conferences. Based on this research training, Dr. Nolasco is experienced in addressing problems/questions scientifically through literature review, data collection and analysis, and data interpretation.
Dr. Nolasco is proud to participate in organizations focused on outreach and mentorship in the Biomechanics field. He also actively pursues new methods and technologies that can be the most informative and accurate for investigating biomechanics. He is also interested in using technology for scientific visualization to effectively communicate findings in an intuitive format.