Milos Popovic

Milos R. Popovic received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1996, and the Dipl. Electrical Engineer degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 1990.

Dr. Popovic is the Associate Director, Research, at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network and the Toronto Rehab Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research. He is also a Professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, as well as Senior Scientist and the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team Leader at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. In 2011, Dr. Popovic established the Centre for Research in Advanced Neural Implant Applications (CRANIA) at the University of Toronto and University Health Network.

In 1997, together with Dr. Thierry Keller, he received the Swiss National Science Foundation Technology Transfer Award - 1st place. In 2008, Dr. Popovic was awarded the Engineering Medal for Research and Development from the Professional Engineers of Ontario and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. In 2011, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2012, company MyndTec Inc., which Dr. Popovic co-founded in 2008, won the 1st Prize and the Best Intellectual Property Award at the annual TiEQuest Business Venture Competition. In 2013, he received the Morris (Mickey) Milner Award for outstanding contributions in the area of Assistive Technologies from the Health Technology Exchange. Also, in 2013, together with Drs. Prodic, Lehn, and Huerta-Olivares, and Mr. Tarulli, Dr. Popovic received the University of Toronto Inventor of the Year Award.  In 2015, Dr. Popovic received the 2014 University Health Network’s Inventor of the Year Award.

Dr. Popovic is the co-founder and co-chair of the Canadian National Spinal Cord Injury Conference established in 2004
Dr. Popovic's fields of expertise are functional electrical stimulation, neurorehabilitation, neuroprosthetics, brain machine interfaces, modeling and control of linear and non-linear dynamic systems, robotics, power systems, signal processing and safety analysis.

Related Links

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016 Aug;2016:6178-6181
Sabetian P, Popovic MR, Yoo PB, Sabetian P, Popovic MR, Yoo PB
Can J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan 01;:8417416668370
Marquez-Chin C, Bagher S, Zivanovic V, Popovic MR
Eur J Transl Myol. 2016 Jun 13;26(3):6222
Marquez-Chin C, Marquis A, Popovic MR
Muscle Nerve. 2016 Nov 11;:
Bergquist AJ, Babbar V, Ali S, Popovic MR, Kei M
Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 11;6:34930
Talakoub O, Neagu B, Udupa K, Tsang E, Chen R, Popovic MR, Wong W
Gait Posture. 2016 Sep 28;51:70-76
Marinho-Buzelli AR, Rouhani H, Masani K, Verrier MC, Popovic MR
Sleep Med. 2016 Jul;23:65-72
Gavrilovic B, Bradley TD, Vena D, Lyons OD, Gabriel JM, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A
Brain Stimul. 2016 Aug 2;
Talakoub O, Gomez Palacio Schjetnan A, Valiante TA, Popovic MR, Hoffman KL
Med Eng Phys. 2016 Aug 17;
Rouhani H, Popovic MR, Same M, Li YQ, Masani K



Toronto Rehab Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research and Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team leader, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Professor, University of Toronto, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Director of the CRANIA Project