Lab Director


Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal

Room: B-450.31, Principal Building, Polytechnique Montreal.

2900 boul. Édouard-Montpetit, University of Montréal Campus, 2500 chemin de Polytechnique, Montréal (Québec). H3T 1J4.

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 3939, Fax: (514) 340-5170


Abolfazl Mohebbi obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran, in 2009. He received a Master's degree from Concordia University (2013) and a Doctorate degree from Polytechnique Montreal (2017) both in in Mechanical Engineering with the specializations in robotics, control and mechatronics.

After holding industrial positions for almost three years, he returned to the academia as a postdoctoral researcher until 2020. As a postdoctoral fellow at McGill and Harvard University, his research activities were focused on various fields of Biomedical Engineering, Neuromuscular Control, Assistive Technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Abolfazl Mohebbi is now an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Polytechnique Montréal. He also holds the Chair in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies, co-founded by the TransMedTech Institute (iTMT) of Polytechnique Montréal, the CHU Sainte-Justine research center and the Technopole in Pediatric Rehabilitation.

Research Interests

      • Neuromuscular Control and Rehabilitation

      • Biomechatronics, Wearable devices and sensors

      • Mechatronic Prosthetics, Orthosis and Exoskeletons

      • Medical and Assistive Robotics

      • Applied Artificial Intelligence

      • Control Systems, System Identification

      • Visual Servoing


    • I often involve myself in reading from various topics and subjects. However, I am more specifically interested in History and Philosophy of Science, Psychoanalytics, Sociology and Computational Social Sciences.

    • I am a PPL Pilot in training at the ALM flight school, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil Aeroport, QC

    • I play soccer and tennis occasionally. I am a fan of #TeamMelli.

    • As a youngster, I acquired skills in solfège as part of the classic vocal training. I sing in the showers nowadays.