Michael D. Twardowski received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rhode, Kingston, RI, in 2016, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Robotics Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA, in 2018, and 2020, respectively, where he trained in the fields of biomechanics, robotic control, signal processing, and algorithm development. He joined Delsys, Inc/Altec, Inc. in 2015, where he currently holds the position of Lead Research Systems Engineer.
At Delsys, he collaborates with a team of developers, engineers and research scientists to design next generation neural interface technology for extracting neural information from biological signals and translating that information into control signals for use with rehabilitative devices, assistive robotics, and prostheses. He has participated on numerous SBIR funded research projects that have been presented at major scientific conferences and disseminated through high-impact peer-reviewed publications.
Prior to joining Altec in 2015, Michael served in the Navy for 10 years, during which time he has deployed for 2 combat tours in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the United States Marine Corps. He currently serves as a Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman in the Navy Reserve where he continues to develop the future leaders of Navy Medicine and the Marine Corps team.