Erik Engeberg

Erik Engeberg, Ph.D.


Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

777 Glades Road, EW 178

Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

p: 561.297.0530


  • Ph.D., University of Utah

Research Interests

  • Robotics and Prosthetics
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Sensor Design
  • Brain-Machine Interfaces
  • Bioinspiration and Biomimetics

Research Site

BioRobotics Lab

Current Sponsored Research

  1. SCH: INT: Virtual Neuroprosthesis: Restoring Autonomy to People Suffering from Neurotrauma
    • NIH: NIBIB award # 1R01EB025819 (1st Percentile Ranking)
    • E. Engeberg (PI) with Drs. Du, Tognoli, Wei, and Hutchinson; from 9/15/2017-6/30/2021
    • $1,297,577
  2. REU Site: Sensing and Smart Systems
  3. Dexterous Robotic Manipulator for Semi-Autonomous Glove box Tasks to Reduce Human Fatigue and Injuries
    • Department of Energy
    • E. Engeberg (Subcontract PI); 9/25/2017-9/26/2018
    • $160,000
  4. Development of an Artificial Hand Exhibit
    • South Florida Science Center & Aquarium
    • E. Engeberg (PI); 9/1/2017-8/31/2018
    • $84,433

previous sponsored research

Recent Publications

  1. J. Renna, J. Stukel, R. Willits, and E. Engeberg, “Dorsal root ganglia neurite outgrowth measured as a function of changes in microelectrode array resistance,” PLOS ONE, 2017, DOI:
  2. B. Kent and E. Engeberg, “Robotic Hand Acceleration Feedback to Synergistically Prevent Grasped Object Slip,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 33, p. 492-499, 2017, DOI:

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