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David Lee

 David Lee

Prof. Dr. David Lee
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, United States

Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Technical University of Darmstadt
Office: S1|15, Room 42
Phone: +49 (0)6151 - 1624135
Fax: +49 (0)6151 - 163661


  • A collision-based framework for interpreting the dynamics and economy of locomotion
  • Modeling legs and joints with serial actuator-springs to characterizing their impedance
  • Using robots and robotic prosthetics as experimental platforms to better understand the principles of legged locomotion.

Selected Publications

  1. Lee, D. V., Isaacs, M. R., Higgins, T. E., Biewener A. A. and McGowan, C. P. (2014). Scaling of the spring in the leg during bouncing gaits of mammals. 54 (6) 1099-1108. Integr. Comp. Biol. doi:10.1093/icb/icu114
  2. Lee, D. V., Comanescu, T. N., Butcher, M. T. and Bertram, J. E. A. (2013). A comparative collision-based analysis of human gait. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 280(1771), 20131779; doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1779.
  3. Gutmann, A. K., Lee, D. V., and McGowan, C. P. (2013). Collision-based mechanics of bipedal hopping. Biol Lett. 9 no. 4 20130418; doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.0418.
  4. Arnold, A. S., Lee, D. V., and Biewener A. A. (2013). Modulation of joint moments and work in the goat hindlimb with locomotor speed and surface grade. J. Exp. Biol. 216, 2201-2212.
  5. Lee, D. V. and Biewener A. A. (2011). BigDog-inspired experiments in the locomotion of goats and dogs. Integr. Comp. Biol. 51, 190-202. doi:10.1093/icb/icr061
  6. Lee, D. V., Bertram, J. E. A., Anttonen, J. T., Ros, I. G., Harris, S. L. and Biewener, A. A. (2011). A collisional perspective on quadrupedal gait dynamics. J. R. Soc. Interface. 8, 1480-1486.
  7. Lee, D. V. (2011). Effects of grade and mass distribution on the mechanics of trotting in dogs. J. Exp. Biol. 214, 402-411.