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
Neurobionics Laboratory

Center for Bionic Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Research Interests

Dr. Reissman’s primary research is aimed at the advancement of human-machine interfaces to improve understanding of the human neuromuscular system and to improve therapeutic interventions in patients with movement disorders. His innovative approaches focus on the development of novel electromechanical systems, the physical implementation of modern control schemes, and the advancement of system identification techniques.

His previous projects include the design and clinical evaluation of myoelectric prosthetic liner technologies and external stabilization devices for improvement of skin health with percutaneous implants. Presently, he is developing systems and protocols for measuring human joint impedances during movement and interface stiffness of different transfemoral prosthetic socket types.

Education & Fellowships

  • BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2002

Specialization in Biomedical Mechanics

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2008

Specialization in Dynamics, Systems, & Controls

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2013
  • Intelligence Community Research Fellow, Department of Defense, 2010-2012
  • NIH NRSA T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, 2013-2015

Professional Associations and Activities

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