About Me

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website! I am Andrew Erwin, a graduate student in the Mechatronics and  Haptic Interfaces (MAHI) Lab, at Rice University. The MAHI Lab is run by my advisor Dr. Marcia K. O’Malley, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Rice. I have both my B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and am currently a PhD candidate. I am a National Science Foundation Graduate Research and NASA/Texas Space Grant Consortia Fellow, and pursue research that seeks to directly benefit individuals with neurological injuries, such as stroke and spinal cord injury.


My long-term goal is to lead my own research lab at a research institution, pursuing research that benefits those in need while disseminating topics on the state of the art in robotic interventions in healthcare to my students. I am currently in the final stages of my PhD research at Rice University, and will be seeking a postdoctoral position with a start date in 2018 to further enhance my research experience before pursuing a tenure track position.


Former UMass runner Erwin earns National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Graduate research: Robot research for rehabilitation