The 2017 MIT School of Engineering Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching
Named one of the 2016 Boston Globe Game Changers
McKinsey Award, for the best article in Harvard Business Review in the past year
2015, USAID Desal Prize, First Place
2014, Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award, ASME IDETC Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
2014, USAID Desal Prize, Semifinalist
2013, TR35, named one of the 35 innovators under the age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review
2012, Featured talk on TED global website, "Amos Winter: The Cheap All-Terrain Wheelchair," November 20, 2012. http://www.ted.com/talks/amos_winter_the_cheap_all_terrain_wheelchair.html
2012, Rockefeller Foundation $100k Innovation Challenge Winner
2012, Mass Challenge Startup Competition, $100k Diamond Prize Winner, awarded to Global Research Innovation and Technology
2012, Fast Company Magazine Innovation by Design Award, Concept Category, for Leveraged Freedom Chair
2012, ASME/Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, awarded to an engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten years following receipt of the baccalaureate degree
2011, Wall Street Journal Big Innovations of 2011 (one of seven) for the Leveraged Freedom Chair
2010, Tufts University Young Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award
2011, Red Dot Design Award Winner for the Leveraged Freedom Chair
2010, R&D 100 Editors Choice Award for the Leveraged Freedom Chair, given to the three favorite R&D 100 award winners by the magazine's editors
2010, R&D 100 Award for the Leveraged Freedom Chair, given by R&D Magazine for the 100 most technologically significant products of the year
2010, MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award, the highest honor given to a graduate student for teaching and mentoring at MIT
2010, ASME Innovation Showcase, 1st place for the Leveraged Freedom Chair
2010, Gold Award, Spark Awards for design, world changing category for the Leveraged Freedom Chair
2011- Present, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Advisor, Global Research Innovation and Technology (GRIT)
2011 - 2012, Contractor, Battelle Memorial Institute
2010 - 2011, Postdoctoral Associate, SUTD-MIT International Design Center (based in Singapore)
2010 - 2011, Visiting Researcher, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
2007 - 2012, Founder and Director, MIT Mobility Lab (M-Lab)
2013 - Present, Usha International Ltd, Designing high efficiency ceiling fan blades
2013 - 2014, Okuma Fishing, Machine design and product design for new saltwater fishing reels
2006 - 2010, Bluefin Robotics Corporation
2006 - 2008, Massachusetts General Hospital
2012 - Present, Pi Tau Sigma
2010 - Present, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
2009 - Present, American Physical Society
2009 - Present, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
2004 - Present, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2004 - Present, Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
2003 - Present, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
2015- Present, Associate Editor, Development Engineering, Elsevier
2014 - Present, Advisory Board Member, Humanitarian Engineering Program, Oregon State University
2013 - Present, Member, ASME Engineering for Global Development Conference Programming Committee
2012 - Present, Creator and Co-organizer, Engineering for Global Development Impact Forum, ASME IDETC/CIE Conference
2011 - Present, Member, ASME Engineering for Global Development Committee
2010 - Present, Member, ASME Engineering for Change Advisory Committee
2015 – Present, Proposal Review Committee, Tata Center for Technology and Design
2015 – Present, Faculty Lead and Organizer, ME Dept. DeFlorez Design Competition
2014 – Present, Faculty Supervisor, MIT Formula SAE Team
2014 – Present, Lincoln Labs - MIT Dept of Mechanical Engineering Task Force
2014 – Present, iHouse Advisory Committee
2013 – Present, Program Committee, Tata Center for Technology and Design
2013 – Present, Proseminar Speaker Series Organizer, Tata Center for Technology and Design
2013 – Present, Sports Technology and Engineering @ MIT (STE@M) Program, Member
2012 – Present, Graduate Admissions Committee (Design Area Review Lead)
2011 – Present, Core Faculty Member, Tata Center for Engineering and Design
2013, MIT@F1 "Innovation in Automotive Technologies", MIT networking and fundraising event held at the 2013 US Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, TX
2012, MIT MISTI, MISTI Global Seed Fund Grant Reviewer
2008 - 2010, MIT Hobby Shop Advisory Committee
Design and Manufacturing I (2.007)
Global Engineering (2.76)
Isava, M., Winter V, A.G. "Razor Clam-Inspired Burrowing in Dry Soil." International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. 2016.
Nordstrom, K.N., Dorsch, D.S., Losert, W., Winter V, A.G. "A Microstructural View of Burrowing with RoboClam". Physical Review E.(In Press).
Narang, Y., Venkata N. M. A., Winter V, A.G. "The Effects of Prosthesis Inertial Properties on Prosthetic Knee Moment and Hip Energetics Required to Achieve Able-bodied Kinematics." IEEE Transactions of Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.(In Press).
Isava, M., Winter V, A.G. "An Experimental Investigation of Digging via Localized Fluidization, Tested With RoboClam: A Robot Inspired by Atlantic Razor Clams." (In Revision).
Arelekatti, V.N.M., Winter V, A.G. "Design and Preliminary Field Validation of a Fully Passive Prosthetic Knee Mechanism for Users with Transfemoral Amputation in India." (In Revision).
Narang, Y.S., Arelekatti, V.N.M., Winter V, A.G. "The Effects of the Inertial Properties of Above-Knee Prostheses on Optimal Stiffness, Damping, and Engagement Parameters of Passive Prosthetic Knees." (In Revision)
Winter V, A.G., Govindarajan, V. "What Engineering a Reverse Innovation Looks Like." Harvard Business Review, November 2015.
Winter V, A.G., Govindarajan, V. "Engineering Reverse Innovations." Harvard Business Review, July-August 2015.
Judge, B.M., Hölttä-Otto, K, Winter V, A.G. "Developing World Users as Lead Users: A Case Study in Engineering Reverse Innovation." Journal of Mechanical Design 137.7: 071406. May 2015.
Wright, N.C., Winter V, A.G. “Justification for Community-Scale Photovoltaic-Powered Electrodialysis Desalination Systems for Inland Rural Villages in India”. Desalination, 2014. 352: p. 82-91, November 2014.
Winter V, A.G., R.L.H. Deits, D.S. Dorsch, A.H. Slocum, A.E. Hosoi. “Razor Clam to RoboClam: Burrowing Drag Reduction Mechanisms and their Robotic Adaptation,” Bioinspir. Biomim. 9: 1-11. April 2014.
Winter V, A.G. "Helping the Disabled Get Off-Road and On with Their LIves," DEMAND: ASME Global Development Review. 1 (Fall): 18-23. October 2013.
Winter V, A.G., Deits, R.L.H., Hosoi, A.E. “Localized Fluidization Burrowing Mechanics of Ensis Directus,” J. Exp. Biol. 215 (12): 2072-2080. January 2012.
Jung, S., Winter V, A.G., Hosoi, A.E. “Dynamics of Digging in Wet Soil,” Int. J. Nonl. Mech. 46, 602. January 2011.
Winter V, A.G., Hosoi, A.E. “Identification and Evaluation of the Atlantic Razor Clam (Ensis directus) for Biologically-Inspired Subsea Burrowing Systems,” Integr. Comp. Biol. 51 (1): 151-157. January 2011.
Winter V, A.G., Smith, A.B. “Assessing MAARDEC: A Comparison with Other Assistive Device Workshop and Disability Organization Models (Innovations Case Discussion: MAARDEC).” Innovations Vol. 3 No. 3: 79-81. Summer 2008.
Winter V, A.G. “Assessment of Wheelchair Technology in Tanzania.” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering Vol. 2 No. 1: 66-77. September 2006.
Patent #9222405. "Turbocharged Single Cylinder Internal Combustion Engine Using an Air Capacitor", Amos G Winter. Issued December 29, 2015.
Patent #8496410 B2. "Method and Apparatus for Penetrating Particulate Substrates." Winter V, A.G., Hosoi, A.E., Slocum, A.H. Issued July 30, 2013.
Application #13/356,585. "Wheelchair with Lever Drivetrain." Winter V, A. G. et al. Filed January 23, 2012. Notice of allowance (accepted for patent).