Francisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD

Professor, Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering and Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

University of Southern California

Francisco Valero-Cuevas, attended Swarthmore College and earned a BS degree in Engineering, spent a year in the Indian subcontinent as a Thomas J Watson Fellow, and earned a Masters Degree at Queen’s University, Canada, and a PhD at Stanford University, both in Mechanical Engineering applied to human health.

After joining the core faculty of the newly created Biomechanical Engineering Division at Stanford University, he worked as Assistant and then tenured-Associate Professor at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. In 2007 he joined the University of Southern California as a joint faculty member of the Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2011.

Dr. Valero-Cuevas was elected a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE). He recently received an Honorary Doctorate in Biology from Swarthmore College and was elected to the National Academy of Inventors. In addition to founding a medical device company, he is a member of the Science Advisory Council of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, and serves as a member of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR) which advises the directors of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), dedicated to understanding and eliminating health disparities.