Milos Popovic, PhD

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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 Director of 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.

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J Biomech Eng. 2018 Oct 01;140(10):
Noamani A, Vette AH, Preuss R, Popovic MR, Rouhani H
Gait Posture. 2018 Jun 18;64:205-212
Noamani A, Vette AH, Preuss R, Popovic MR, Rouhani H
J Tissue Viability. 2018 May 04;:
Gabison S, Mathur S, Verrier MC, Nussbaum E, Popovic MR, Gagnon DH
Brain. 2018 Jun 05;:
Milosevic L, Kalia SK, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Popovic MR, Hutchison WD
Sleep Med. 2018 May 02;48:70-78
Zhi YX, Vena D, Popovic MR, Bradley TD, Yadollahi A
Exp Cell Res. 2018 May 02;:
Babona-Pilipos R, Liu N, Pritchard-Oh A, Mok A, Badawi D, Popovic MR, Morshead CM
Spinal Cord. 2018 Apr 27;:
Bolliger M, Blight AR, Field-Fote EC, Musselman K, Rossignol S, Barthélemy D, Bouyer L, Popovic MR, Schwab JM, Boninger ML, Tansey KE, Scivoletto G, Kleitman N, Jones LAT, Gagnon DH, Nadeau S, Haupt D, Awai L, Easthope CS, Zörner B, Rupp R, Lammertse D...
PLoS One. 2018;13(4):e0196177
Yoshida T, Masani K, Zabjek K, Popovic MR, Chen R



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