Peter S. Lum, Ph.D.

Dr. Lum is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Catholic University of America. He directs the Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research (CABRR) at National Rehabilitation Hospital and is also a Research Health Scientist at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  He completed his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco in 1983. His area of study is the application of engineering tools toward development of interventions to aid rehabilitation after neurological injury. He is currently developing robotic devices for hand function, studying motor learning and performance limitations in amputee populations, and continuing work in telerehabilitation technologies.