Garrett Grindle Associate Director for Engineering

Office: (412) 624-7427

Garrett Grindle, PhD is the Associate Director for Engineering at HERL and a Research Scientist at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his bachelor's and master’s degrees in Bioengineering, and his doctorate in Rehabilitation Science at Pitt. Dr. Grindle’s primary role at HERL is to oversee device design, development, and prototyping for HERL’s portfolio of projects. He has extensive experience with designing and fabricating assistive technology prototypes that are suitable for use in field trials. Dr. Grindle also leads the technical side of the Technology Transfer Assist Program, which helps move VA inventions to commercial licensees through the creation of high-fidelity prototypes. Additionally, Dr. Grindle’s research interests include: assistive robots, adaptive sports equipment, power wheelchair interfaces, and the use of device smart device to assist with transfers.

Dr. Grindle was 2013 HERL Staff Member of the Year.