Richard Woodward, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Richard Woodward, PhD

Richard Woodward, PhD

Room #: RIC 1325 (office), 1309 (mail)
Phone: 312-238-1476
Curriculum Vitae

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Neural Engineering for Prosthetics and Orthotics Laboratory
Center for Bionic Medicine
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University

Research Interests

Dr. Woodward’s primary research goal is to improve prosthetic and rehabilitation technology through machine learning and novel sensor design, using a combination of experimentation, simulation, manufacturing, and processing methods. His background experience includes electronic, control, robotic, and biomedical engineering, as well as industrial experience in quality assurance and software development.

His previous research areas include concurrent monitoring of human inertial and muscular activity in pervasive environments, instrumented control systems for observing neonates in MRI scanners, non-destructive testing for loosening of knee implants, and pregnancy monitoring devices.


  • BSc in Cybernetics and Control Engineering, University of Reading, 2009
  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering and Neurotechnology, Imperial College London, 2011
  • PhD in Biomechatronics, Imperial College London, 2015

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), member
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), member