Timothy Reissman, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Timothy Reissman, PhD

Room #: RIC 1326
Phone: 312-238-2085
Email: t-reissman@northwestern.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Center for Bionic Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University

Research Interests

Dr. Reissman’s interests are aimed at applying core engineering principles to advance the technology used within rehabilitation research. His expertise lies in the miniaturization of electromechanical systems, the physical implementation of controls, and the design of human-machine interfaces for assistive technology. Dr. Reissman is currently developing and researching a magnetic electrical connector for myoelectric prosthetic liner technology, the biomechanics of the residual limb and socket, and the interface design of percutaneous skeletal attachments for improved skin health. He is also leading the engineering design for a manual standing wheelchair that is mobile in both the seated and standing positions.        


  • BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2002
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2008
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2013
  • Intelligence Community Research Fellow, Department of Defense, 2010-2012
  • NIH NRSA T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, 2013-Present

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), member
  • Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), member