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Professor Madeleine Lowery

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Madeleine Lowery

Professor
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
01 716 1911
University College Dublin, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Building Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

Madeleine Lowery is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin and the Head of Subject for Biomedical Engineering at UCD. Her research focuses on the application of engineering methods to understand the human nervous system as it relates to movement, in health and disease, and to design therapies and technologies to improve impaired motor function. She leads an interdisciplinary research team at UCD in the area of Neuromuscular Systems and Neural Engineering. Her research interests include electromyography, bioelectromagnetics, myoelectric control of artificial limbs, electrical stimulation, deep brain stimulation and neural control of movement. Professor Lowery received the BE and PhD degrees from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College Dublin, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Between 2000 and 2005, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow then a Research Assistant Professor at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Illinois. She is a former council member of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) and was the Congress Chair for the 22nd ISEK Congress held in Dublin in 2018. Recognition for her work includes the 2018 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Graves Medal and the Delsys International Prize for Innovation in Electromyography 2010. Professor Lowery is a Principal Investigator in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and Funded Investigator in the CURAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices. She was awarded a Consolidator grant by the European Research Council (ERC) in 2015, an ERC Proof of Concept Grant in 2019, and is a partner in the DOMINO-HD study recently funded under the EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research. Professor Lowery is actively involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching and curriculum development, and is Programme Director for the BE and ME Programmes in Biomedical Engineering at UCD.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Professor
    University College Dublin, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Belfield, Ireland1 Jan 2015 - 1 Jan 2019
  • Senior Lecturer
    University College Dublin, School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Belfield, Ireland1 Jan 2008 - 1 Jan 2015
  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering, Belfield, Ireland1 Jan 2005 - 1 Jan 2008

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Research Assistant Professor
    Northwestern University, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Evanston, United States1 Sep 2002 - 31 Aug 2005
  • Post-doctoral Fellow
    Northwestern University, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chicago, United States1 Sep 2000 - 1 Sep 2002

DEGREES

  • BE
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin