Faculty Profile - Arthur Koblasz
Office: VL C396A
Dr. Koblasz began his career in Bioengineering as an officer in the US Air Force, and then as an engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center. In 1976, he received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science at Caltech. During this time, he worked under the direction of Nobel Laureate Roger Sperry. Following this, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Koblasz came to Georgia Tech in 1978. Since that time, he has played a key role in establishing and directing the following programs, centers, departments and laboratories:
- Electro-diagnostic Lab, Emory Dept. of Ophthalmology
- Rehabilitation R&D Center, VA Medical Center
- Rehabilitation Engineering Department, Shepherd Spinal Center
- Center for Rehabilitation Technology, Georgia Tech
- Project HELP, United States Peace Corps
- Oxford Study Abroad Program, Georgia Tech
- Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, Roosevelt Institute
- Biosystems Lab
Dr. Koblasz also created an "Intro to Engineering" course, which was broadcast live to 7 countries in Africa by the World Bank. He is currently helping the College of Sciences organize a new graduate program in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He held Georgia Tech faculty appointments in the School of Engineering Science and Mechanics (1978-89), the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1989-94) and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1994-2014). Dr. Koblasz retired from ECE in January 2014, but is still involved with the School's instructional program.
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Last revised on March 27, 2014.