Carnegie Mellon University

Douglas Weber

Dr. Douglas J. Weber

Akhtar and Bhutta Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience Institute and Biomedical Engineering

  • Mellon Institute
Mellon Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1990 - 1994
  • M.S., Bioengineering, Arizona State University, 1994 - 2000
  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, Arizona State University, 1994 - 2001


Dr. Weber received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Arizona State University and completed post-doctoral training in the Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Alberta. Dr. Weber holds 8 issued United States patents and has published extensively on a wide range of topics spanning sensorimotor neurophysiology, biomechanics, neural engineering, and physical medicine. He has mentored over 100 undergraduate, graduate and medical students and several post-doctoral fellows.


My general research area is Neural Engineering, including studies of functional electrical stimulation (FES), activity-based neuromotor rehabilitation, neural coding, and neural control of prosthetic devices. I have expertise in a range of advanced techniques for neurophysiology and biomechanics research, including 3D motion analysis, electromyography, multichannel neural recording and stimulation, human magnetoencephalography (MEG), human electrocorticography (ECoG). I have experience with a variety of animal models, including rat, cat, and non-human primates, as well as human subjects testing in laboratory and clinical studies. Active projects in my lab include development of motor and sensory neural interfaces for controlling and sensing prosthetic limbs.

Research Interests: functional electrical stimulation (FES); activity-based neuromotor rehabilitation; neural coding; and neural control of prosthetic devices; 3D motion analysis


Awards and Recognition

  • VA Performance Award VA Pittsburgh Health System Department of Veterans Affairs, 2010

  • BCI 2005 Abstract Competition, Second Place, 2005