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 a physical therapist, rehabilitation scientist, and the founding director of Boston University’s Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory. He is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Boston University, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is also a research faculty member in the Center for Neurophotonics and Center for Neurorehabilitation, a member of the research faculty at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a founding core faculty member of the Harvard MOVE Lab, and an Associate in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. In addition, Dr. Awad is a scientific advisor to multiple federal and private institutions and is Associate Editor for the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation and the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology.


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