Kristine Marie Fischenich is a US resident who received a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mississippi in 2012. Since then she has been attending Colorado State University pursuing graduate degrees. She completed her M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 investigating two models for post traumatic osteoarthritis of the knee joint, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering focusing on an artificial meniscal replacement. Her interests include orthopedics and biomechanics.
In 2015 Kristine became involved in a collaborative research effort between CSU, Ohio State, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, and Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital in Jaipur, India. This research project is funded by the National Science Foundation and revolves around the design and manufacturing of the Jaipur Foot. The Jaipur Foot is a lower limb prosthesis developed by Dr. P.K. Sethi as a cost effective option for below the knee amputees. Kristine serves as a graduate student advisor on the project and has developed undergraduate coursework and escorted students to India for a twelve week research exchange. Although planning to complete her dissertation work by the end of 2017, she hopes to continue her career as a researcher both in the US and through international collaborations