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Ahmed Ramadan, PhD

Academic Title:

Post Doc Fellow

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Additional Title:

UMANRRT Postdoctoral Fellow


Allied Health Research Building

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-8625

Education and Training

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

M.S. in Mechatronics Engineering, Ain Shams University

B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering, Ain Shams University



Mechanical engineer and researcher with 12 years of professional experience as well as 6 years of teaching in mechatronics and mechanical engineering departments. I devise engineering methods and robotic solutions for biomechanical applications.

During my Ph.D., I devised system identification methods to investigate the underlying motor control mechanisms of osteopathic manual therapy for subjects with low back pain and neck pain.

As a postdoctoral fellow, I enhanced rehabilitation robots for subjects with stroke and knee injuries: from recognizing hemiparetic ankle deficits using wearable pressure sensors to developing rehabilitation robots and performing rehabilitation interventions.

I have a solid ground of fundamentals in different engineering disciplines, especially controls and robotics, thanks to my interdisciplinary mechatronics teaching portfolio.

Research/Clinical Keywords

neuromuscular dynamical models, gait analysis, robotic rehabilitation, inverse problems

Highlighted Publications

Ramadan, A., Roy, A., Smela, E. Recognizing hemiparetic ankle deficits using wearable pressure sensors. IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. 2019 Oct 08. DOI: 1109/JTEHM.2019.2942922

Ramadan, A., Choi, J., Cholewicki, J., Reeves, N. P., Popovich, J. M., Jr., Radcliffe, C. J. Feasibility of incorporating test-retest reliability and model diversity in identification of key neuromuscular pathways during head position tracking. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 2019 Jan 10; 27(2):275-282. DOI: 1109/TNSRE.2019.2891525. PMID: 30629508.

Ramadan, A., Choi, J., Radcliffe, C. J., Popovich, J. M., Jr., Reeves, N. P. Inferring control intent during seated balance using inverse model predictive control. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2018 Dec 12; 4(2):224-230. DOI: 1109/LRA.2018.2886407.

Ramadan, A., Boss, C., Choi, J., Reeves, N. P., Cholewicki, J., Popovich, J. M., Jr., Radcliffe, C. J. Selecting sensitive parameter subsets in dynamical models with application to biomechanical system identification. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2018 May 08; 140(7): 074503. DOI: 1115/1.4039677. PMID: 29570752.

Ramadan, A., Cholewicki, J., Radcliffe, C. J., Popovich, J. M., Jr., Reeves, N. P., Choi, J. Reliability of assessing postural control during seated balancing using a physical human-robot interaction. Journal of Biomechanics. 2017 Nov 07, 64:198-205. DOI: 1016/j.jbiomech.2017.09.036. PMID: 29066244.

Community Service

Reviewer Experience

ASME DSCC Dynamic Systems and Control Conference

The American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

American Control Conference

ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control

Editorial Board

Associate Editor
17th International Conf. on Ubiquitous Robots, Ritsumeikan University, Suzaku Campus, Kyoto, Japan