Professor (University of Toronto) and Director (The KITE Research Institute)
University of Toronto
Milos R. Popovic received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1996, and the Dipl. Electrical Engineer degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 1990.
Dr. Popovic is the Director of The KITE Research Institute/Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network. He is also a Professor (Tenured) in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Popovic is the co-founder and director of (i) MyndTec; (ii) the CenteR for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application (CRANIA) at the University Health Network and the University of Toronto; (iii) the Neuromodulation Institute at the University of Toronto; and (iv) is the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Association. He is also the founder of the Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory at The KITE Research Institute/Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network.
In 1997, together with Dr. Keller, he received the Swiss National Science Foundation Technology Transfer Award - 1st place. In 2008, Dr. Popovic was awarded the Engineering Medal for Research and Development from the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. In 2011, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2013, together with Drs. Prodic, Lehn, and Huerta-Olivares, and Mr. Tarulli, Dr. Popovic received the University of Toronto Inventor of the Year Award. In 2015, Dr. Popovic received the 2014 University Health Network’s Inventor of the Year Award. In 2018, he received the Jonas Salk Award, from the March of Dimes, Toronto and a Leaders Circle Award from the Greater Toronto Hotel Association and Tourism Toronto. In 2019, he received the Engineering Medal for Entrepreneurship from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers of Ontario.