Dr. Helen Huang, the Jackson Family Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Engineering, received the Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award, which is given to a senior faculty member for research achievements made over a period of at least five years at NC State. Recognized internationally for her work in rehabilitation engineering, Helen is the director of the Closed-Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation (CLEAR) core, which studies human-machine interactions and develops advanced wearable rehabilitation technologies. She has led the way in research of neural control of robotic upper- and lower-limb prostheses, and she is published widely in the top journals in the fields of biomedical engineering, rehabilitation engineering, neural engineering, biomechanics and robotics. For more details about the 2021 Alcoa award please see the College of Engineering story here. The Joint Department congratulates Dr. Huang for this well deserved prestigious recognition of her outstanding work.