Goldfarb receives Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Award

Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of an Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

Michael Goldfarb

The award will be presented at the first NIBIB Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium on April 12, 2011 at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Goldfarb is part of a group of eight new investigators, chosen from a list of over 100 investigators, who have demonstrated outstanding, fresh, and innovative work in their fields. The award is named after Edward Nagy who was one of the driving forces in enacting legislation to create the NIBIB in 2000.

Goldfarb is the Director of the Center for Intelligent Mechatronics. His research focuses on design and control of electromechanical devices.  Much of his work is human-centered, including current research in anthropomorphic robotic upper and lower extremity prostheses; dynamic approaches to the control of robot biped locomotion; and the development of hybrid, functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems to restore gait to spinal cord injured individuals.