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)



Sonja Schubmann

Sonja joined the lab in 2017 and is responsible for office management and administration. Her office hours are normally 10am - 3pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Christian Stockinger

Christian Stockinger studied sports science, mathematics, and physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany). From 2012 to 2016, he worked at the BioMotion Center of the Institute of Sports and Sports Science at KIT and received his Ph.D. in 2015.

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 computational models of motor control.

Marion Forano

Marion Forano comes from France. After two years studying in Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, she obtained her Bachelor degree in Adapted Physical Activity in Nice, France. In 2016 she received her Master in Human Movement Science from Aix-Marseille University with a research project on vision, proprioception and online control. She started her PhD at TUM, working on motor learning and internal models.

Visiting Members

Filipa Pereira

Filipa is visiting from the University of Porto where she is doing a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Sarah Barreto Ornellas

Sarah is currently visiting from Yale University, where she is majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

Joining the Group

We are always looking for creative and motivated people to join the Neuromuscular Diagnostics team at the Technical University of Munich as post-doctoral fellows or graduate students. Members should have an appropriate background such as Physiology, Neuroscience or Engineering and be interested in focusing on human sensorimotor control

Although we do not have any open positions available we are always willing to consider exceptional candidates with their own funding or help support fellowship applications.