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Alexandre F. Ledoux, Ph.D.

 
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.Ph.: +1 (610) 282-5273
7200 Suter RoadFax.: +1 (610) 282-6288
Coopersburg, PA 18036
 
C A R E E R   S U M M A R Y
 
Electro-mechanical engineer experienced in diverse technologies
Proven innovative scientist able to identify and to solve problems in product design, research and development
Demonstrated competence in computer modeling, biomechanics, control, and electro-mechanics
W O R K   E X P E R I E N C E
 
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.Coopersburg, PA
Design & Development Engineer, Project LeaderNov. '07 - present
  • Lead a team of engineers to develop new solutions for lighting control systems
 
Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation CenterCharlottesville, VA
Research AssistantMay '05 - May '07
  • Collaborated with a team of engineers and orthopedists to develop optimization solutions for the human gait
  • Created computerized subject-specific human model that provides stable walking patterns in a virtual environment
  • Validated model using motion capture systems in an experimental setting
  • Successfully adapted the model to reveal optimized walking patterns and to enable the design of assistive devices
 
Biomechanics Research Group, Inc.San Clemente, CA
External ConsultantAug. '06 – May '07
  • Worked with LifeMod engineers to improve human modeling software specific to gait analysis
  • Successfully created a foot/floor contact model that improves ground reaction force prediction
 
Medical Automation Research CenterCharlottesville, VA
Research AssistantAug. '02 – May '05
  • Designed and assisted in the creation of an intelligent walker for the elderly that predicts and understands user intent
  • Created motor and sensor systems for prototype walker
  • Interpreted experimental data to understand gait parameters using collected sensory information
  • Published research findings in peer-reviewed journals and presented results at international conferences
 
IMCC Exchange ProgramCharlottesville, VA
Visiting ResearcherSept. '01 - Dec. ’01
  • Conducted study of ferromagnetic particles in liquid influenced by a magnetic field.
  • Acted as liaison between the University of Virginia and the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
 
European Space Agency - 3rd Parabolic Flight CampaignBordeaux, France
Student ResearcherMar. '00 - Oct. '00
  • Won competitive grant to study the convection patterns generated by a magnetic field in a mercury liquid bridge
  • Designed and built the electro-mechanical apparatus for measuring the mercury’s surface movement
  • Realized the experiment effectively in a microgravity environment during parabolic flight
 
E D U C A T I O N
 
University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA, USA
Doctor of PhilosophyMay 2007
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Dissertation: “Subject-specific dynamic modeling of normal and pathological gaits”
 
University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA, USA
Master of EngineeringMay 2004
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
 
Université Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Bachelor of Science and Master in EngineeringJune 2002
Electro-mechanical Engineering, “magna cum laude”
 
P U B L I C A T I O N S
 
Refereed Journals
 
 
Refereed Proceedings
 
 
Other Publications
 
P A T E N T S
 
  • "Keycard Switch." United States Design Patent: US D598,399 S, Aug. 18, 2009. (with N. Mayo, G. Altonen, E. Jacoby, and M. Hash)
  • "Instrumented Mobility Assistance Device." United States Patent Application Publication: US 2007/0233403 A1, Oct. 4, 2007. (with M. Alwan, G. Wasson, P. Sheth, and C. Huang)
P R E S E N T A T I O N S
 
  • Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center 12th Annual Conference (2006) – Human gait optimization using advanced computer modeling - Charlottesville, Virginia (USA).
  • White House Conference on Aging (2005) - Technologies to enhance the quality of life and care of elderly individuals - Washington D.C. (USA).
  • Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center 11th Annual Conference (2005) - Human and assistive devices modeling - Charlottesville, Virginia (USA).
  • Robots: An exhibition of U.S. automatons from the leading edge of research (2005) - CooL Aide: Robotics assistance for the elderly - NSF Arlington (USA).
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2005) - Characterization of infrared range-finder PBS- 03JN for 2-D Mapping - Barcelona (Spain).
  • Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center 10th Annual Conference (2004) - A cooperative locomotion aide - Charlottesville, Virginia (USA).
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2004) - A physics-based model for predicting user intent in shared-control pedestrian mobility aids - Sendai (Japan).
  • Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center 9th Annual Conference (2003) - Human/walker data collection - Charlottesville, Virginia (USA).
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2003) - User intent in a shared control framework for pedestrian mobility aids - Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).
C O M P U T E R   S K I L L S
  • Languages: Matlab, C, C++, Pascal, assembleur, HTML, PHP, BodyLanguage
  • IT Proficiency: Pro/ENGINEER, ANSYS, Matlab, MSC.ADAMS, LifeModeler, LabView, SD/Fast, Autocad, Mechanical Desktop, BodyBuilder, Vicon Workstation, Polygon, SIMM, Eagle, Spice, Orcad, MaxPlusII, Latex
P R O F E S S I O N A L   O R G A N I Z A T I O N S
  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • IEEE & IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
  • Association des Ingénieurs civils de l'Université catholique de Louvain (AILv)
O T H E R   I N F O R M A T I O N
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society
  • Private Pilot License (FAA) & international sailing and yachting license