Mason Ferlic bestows the lab with a unique perspective as both an engineer and professional athlete. Mason graduated the University of Michigan in 2016 with a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering. During his time at Michigan he ran track and field, concluding his collegiate career as NCAA Champion in the steeplechase. He now competes professionally for Nike with the goal of medaling at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Mason has found his niche in the
MiPR lab as it combines his two passions– running and science. He is most interested in developing new numerical methods for quantifying gait metrics that can be applied to training and injury prevention. When he is not racing around the world or brainstorming in the lab Mason enjoys volunteer coaching and cooking with his girlfriend.