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Associated Alumni

Levi Hargrove (BScEE'03, MScEE'05, PhD'08)

Alumni Award of Distinction

Levi Hargrove (BScEE'03, MScEE'05, PhD'08)

Levi Hargrove is the director of the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, Ill., where he is conducting research on advanced and adaptive control systems for prosthetic legs. In 2012, Hargrove and his research team made headlines when Zac Vawter climbed the stairs of the 103-storey Willis Tower wearing the world's first 'bionic leg'. Hargrove has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and aspires to develop myoelectric control systems that can be made available to people with limb loss. A three-time UNB alumnus, Hargrove previously worked and studied at UNB’s Institute for Biomedical Engineering, where much of his groundbreaking research contributions were developed.