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Felix Huang

Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering

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Felix Huang

Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering

Phone 617-627-6325
Robinson Hall, Room 154
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
human factors, human motor learning, human motor control, neuro-rehabilitation, robotics, virtual reality, surgery skill training
Biography: 

Felix C. Huang joined the Tufts Department of Mechanical Engineering Department as a lecturer in 2019. He was previously a research scientist and research assistant professor at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) and Northwestern University’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, respectively. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and industrial operations engineering at the University of Michigan, advised by Brent Gillespie and Arthur D. Kuo. His major research interests include human motor control, robotic rehabilitation for stroke survivors, expert skill training for surgery, and control design of haptic devices. Beyond a passion for research, Huang is committed to advancing teaching and mentoring of new investigators. He previously worked as a full-time science teacher in East Palo Alto, California with the Teach for America program.

Education: 
Ph.D., Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006
M.S., Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1996
Professional Experience: 
2019-present:

Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2012-2019:

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University

2006-2019:

Research Scientist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

2014-2017:

Associate Editor, Assistive Technology Journal, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

2006-2012:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Research Interests: 

Lecturer Felix Huang's current work contributes specifically to customized environments for therapeutic rehabilitation, haptic interaction, and surgical skill training.