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ME associate professor receives Henry Russel Award

Elliot Rouse, smiling, standing in front of large windows lit with sunlight.
Elliott Rouse, associate professor of robotics and of mechanical engineering

Elliott Rouse, associate professor of robotics and of mechanical engineering, is a recipient of this year’s Henry Russel Awards, the university’s highest honor for early or mid-career faculty members. This year’s four award recipients were announced at the July 20 meeting of the U-M Board of Regents.

Dr. Rouse is the Director of the Neurobionics Lab, whose vision is to discover the fundamental science that underlies human joint dynamics during locomotion and incorporate these discoveries in a new class of wearable robotic technologies. His research “has changed the way scientists understand the mechanics of the human leg, opening new diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with leg damage from trauma and for people with disabilities.”

He is a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a member of the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Biorobotics and is on the Editorial Board of IEEE TBME, IEE RAL, and Wearable Technologies.

“I am honored to receive the Henry Russel Award. I’ve been blessed with a continually-amazing team of students, fellows, and staff. Together, we have a blast advancing the science and engineering of wearable robotic systems,” Dr. Rouse said.

The full list of this year’s recipients of the Henry Russel Awards can be found at the U-M Record.

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