Timothy Reissman

Contact Information

  • Email: Timothy Reissman
  • Phone: 937-229-5333
  • Location: Kettering Laboratories Room 361


Timothy Reissman

Assistant Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty

Selected Publications

  • 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 Open. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001632 
  • Li, Y., Baker, E., Reissman, T., Sun, C., & Liu, W. K. (2017). Design of mechanical metamaterials for simultaneous vibration isolation and energy harvesting. Applied Physics Letters, 11(25), 251903-1:5.
  • 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
  • Zhou, F., Cao, W., Dong, B., Reissman, T., Zhang, W., & Sun, C. (2016). Additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional terahertz gradient-refractive index lens. Advanced Optical Materials. doi: 10.1002/adom.201600033
  • Reissman, T. & Kuiken, T. (2015). A magnetic electrical connector to simplify the myoelectric user interface. Proceedings of the Annual Biomedical Engineering Society, ID P-TH-188.
  • Fey, N.P., Reissman, T., Lenzi, T., & Kuiken, T.A. (2015). Use of medical imaging and mechanics to quantify the stiffness connecting lower-limb prostheses and transfemoral amputees. Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics.
  • Reissman, T., Halsne, E., Lipschutz, R., Miller, L., & Kuiken, T. (2015). Clinical evaluation of a novel gel liner system developed to improve use and function of transhumeral myoelectric prostheses. Proceedings of International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, ID 161.
  • Reissman, T., Halsne, E., Shepherd, M., Lipschutz, R., & Kuiken, T. (2014). Efficacy of flexible, conductive fabrics for electromyography. Proceedings of MEC Symposium, ID 136.
  • Baker, E., Reissman, T., Zhou, F., Wang, C., Lynch, K.M., & Sun, C. (2012). Microstereolithography of three-dimensional polymeric springs for vibration energy harvesting. Smart Materials Research, 741835.

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 298: Intro to Mechatronics
  • MEE 341: Engineering Experimentation
  • MEE 439: Dynamic Systems and Controls
  • MEE 434 / 537: Mechatronics


  • 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.