Team Members

David Franklin

Prof. Dr. David Franklin

Prof. Franklin studied human physiology and was awarded a Ph.D. in 2005 from the Department of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University (Canada) in Ted Milner's group. He worked as a researcher at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (Kyoto, Japan) from 1999 to 2006 in the laboratory of Mitsuo Kawato. He then spent 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow in Daniel Wolpert's group in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge (U.K.). In 2010 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust RCD Fellowship and started the Neuromechanics Group at the University of Cambridge. In 2016, he moved to TUM as the Professor for Neuromuscular Diagnostics.

email: david.franklin (at)


Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Raz Leib

Raz Leib received his Ph.D from the Biomedical Engineering department at Ben-Gurion University in 2016. He then worked as a short-term post-doctoral fellow at the biomedical-robotic laboratory (BGU) before moving to TUM in June 2018. He is interested in the conditioning of feedback gains.

email: raz.leib (at)

Doctoral Students

Justinas Cesonis

Justinas Cesonis studied Engineering at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a Masters degree. He moved to TUM in 2016 and is working on a PhD investigating computational models of motor control. His specific interests include feedback modulation and control of human reaching movement.

email: justinas.cesonis (at)

Marion Forano

After studying Kinesiology at the Universities of Ottawa (Canada), Clermont-Ferrand and Nice Sophia Antipolis (France), Marion Forano graduated in 2016, with a Master degree in Human Movement Sciences from Aix-Marseille University (France). Her Master research project focused on the role of vision and proprioception in online control. She started her PhD in September 2016 at TUM, working on human motor learning and the formation of motor memories in human reaching movements.

email: marion.forano (at)


Mao Ono

Mao joined the lab in 2019 and is responsible for office management and administration.

Visiting Members

Dr. Ian Howard

Dr. Howard is a visiting Professor at TUM for the summer of 2018


Postdoctoral fellows

Dr. Christian Stockinger (BMW group)


Student Interns

Filipa Pereira (University of Porto)

Sarah Barreto Ornellas (Yale)

Robert Bauer (Regensburg)

Maxsim Slivka (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)