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Timothy Reissman

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Phone: 937-229-5333
Website: Visit Site
Kettering Laboratories Room 361



Selected Publications

  • Reissman, T., Halsne, E., Lipschutz, R., Miller, L., & Kuiken, T. (2018). A novel gel liner system with embedded electrodes for use with upper limb myoelectric prostheses. PLOS One. doi:
  • Kuiken, T., Fey, N. P., Reissman, T., Finucane, S., & Dumanian, G. (2018). Innovative use of a thighplasty procedure to improve prosthesis fit and function in an overweight transfemoral amputee. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Opendoi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001632 
  • Reissman, T., Morey, R., & Fey, N. (2018). Radiography and dynamic loading to quantify and predict acceptable prosthetic fit and function. World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, Ireland, July 8-12.
  • Miller, S., & Reissman, T. (2018). Towards an automated pre-processing algorithm for machine learning of EKG databases. Annual Conference for Biomedical Engineering Society, Atlanta, GA, October 17-20.
  • Golembiewski, C., Schultz, J., Jackson, K., Reissman, T., Walsh-Messinger, J., & Bigelow, K. (2018). Positional and postural effect of a visual biofeedback device during rollator walker use: A device validation. American Society of Biomechanics, Rochester, MN, August 8-11.
  • Lonini, L., Reissman, T., Ochoa, J. M., Mummidisetty, C. K., Kording, K. P., & Jayaraman, A. (2017). Sensor fusion to infer locations of standing within the home in incomplete spinal cord injury subjects. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PMID: 28379922. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000750
  • Reissman, M., & Reissman, T. (2017). Scaffold approach to teaching experimentation. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, ID 20149.
  • Reissman, T., Wickenheiser, A. M., & Garcia, E. (2016). Generalized solutions of piezoelectric vibration-based energy harvesting structures using an electromechanical transfer matrix method. ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 138(4), 04100. doi: 10.1115/1.4033261

Selected Patents

  • Kuiken, T., Reissman, T., Halsne, E., & Lipschutz, R. Magnetic electrical connector for assistive devices. Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. U.S. Patent, US 2016/0038314 A1, published February 11, 2016 (filed August 6, 2014).

Selected Honors and Awards

  • University Teaching Fellow, University of Dayton, 2017-2018
  • Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network Faculty Fellow, University of Dayton, 2017
  • National Institutes of Health NRSA T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, 2013-2015
  • Intelligence Community Research Fellow, Department of Defense, 2010-2012

Courses Taught

  • MEE 205: Mechatronics
  • MEE 341: Engineering Experimentation
  • MEE 439: Dynamic Systems and Controls
  • MEE 434 / 537: Autonomous Systems


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2013
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2002

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Assistive Technology
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Research Interests

Dr. Reissman's primary focus is aimed at developing solutions to help people in need. His research group specializes in the advancement of human-machine interfaces to improve medical and assistive technology. Such results are achieved through innovative approaches in the development of novel electromechanical systems, the physical implementation of modern control schemes and the advancement of system identification techniques. Likewise, clinical relevance is maintained through collaborations with physical therapy faculty at the University of Dayton, physicians within the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association and medical device designers within local industry.