Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD


  • Title Director
  • Office Sargent College, 546A
  • Education Postdoctoral fellowship in Wearable Robotics and Sensors at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University
    (01/2015 to 08/2016)

    PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware
    (01/2012 to 12/2014)

    Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware
    (06/2009 to 01/2012)

    BS in Exercise Science from Rutgers University
    (09/2004 to 05/2008)

Dr. Awad is the founding director of Boston University’s Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory—a cross-disciplinary research group that works to develop, study, and translate novel rehabilitation therapies and technologies for people living with neuromotor conditions resulting in walking-related disability. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Boston University, with affiliations in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Neurophotonics. He is also a Research Associate in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.

Dr. Awad is Associate Editor for leading open access journals at the intersection of rehabilitation and technology, including Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation and the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology. He also serves as Chief Scientific Advisor to MedRhythms Inc and is a member of the Stroke Rehabilitation Scientific Advisory Board for ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

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