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Julius Klein


Julius Klein was born in France, but always lived in Catalunya (Cadaqués and Torroella de Montgrí ). In July 2003 he graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat de Girona (Catalunya, Spain). After graduation, he was awarded a Balsells Fellowship to pursue a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His main research field is Robotics and Control Systems. He obtained his M.S. in 2005. In March 2009 he graduated from his PhD studies working for Dr. David J. Reinkensmeyer at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of California, Irvine. His research topic is robotics for neurorehabilitation, although his research interests also include robotics, nonlinear control, CAD/CAM modelling and simulation, fabrication processes, motor learning. For his research thesis at the Biomechatronics Lab he designed 'B.O.N.E.S.', a Biomimetic Orthosis for the Neurorehabilitation of the Elbow and Shoulder (video1, video2). He also developed a Closed-Chain Robot for Assisting in Manual Exercise and Rehabilitation ("CRAMER") (video3).

Since March 2010, he's working with Etienne Burdet as a Post Doctoral Researcher at Imperial College London in the Bioengineering Department.

A part from swimming, he also enjoys surfing, rock climbing, trekking, mountain biking and skiing. His hobbies are: music (listening, playing, mixing), traveling, computers, photography, cooking and cinema. Visit this website to take a look at some of the pictures he has taken over the years.