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Research Seminar - Dr. Carlo Menon

Thursday, March 1, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Spencer Engineering Building (SEB)
Room: SEB 2100

Dr. Carlo Menon, P.Eng.

Professor, School of Engineering Science

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

 Research Seminar 

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 2:30pm

Room 2100, Spencer Engineering Building (SEB 2100)


“Unobtrusive Robotic Technologies for Lifelong Mobility”



This talk will present innovative mechatronic technologies for assisting individuals with motor impairments. The technologies are designed to either facilitate recovery of motor functions or, when not possible, assist individuals to perform the activities of daily living. This talk will review the content of the two seminars presented in 2017, elaborate on the methodology and impact of the research, and expand on Dr Menon’s latest research findings in the field of unobtrusive robotic technologies for lifelong mobility.



Dr Menon is a Professor, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Technology, in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Since receiving his PhD (2005) he has filed 12 groups of patents (8 issued) and published/submitted approximately 350 scientific works (139 published journal articles) in the field of biomechatronics. He is an Associate Editor and/or editorial board member for five journals, and a reviewer for a number of grant agencies worldwide and for over 40 journals. Over his career, Dr Menon has been the recipient of 27 awards, which were awarded locally at SFU (e.g. Superior Performance in Research Award), provincially (e.g. career award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, MSFHR), nationally (e.g. career award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, CIHR), and internationally (e.g. Bionis Career Award). He collaborates closely with physical therapists, neuroscientists, and clinicians at a number of institutions, including the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, the largest rehabilitation hospital in British Columbia. He has strong ties with both local and international industry, which supports his research. Dr Menon has been nominated for the last three consecutive years for the SFU Excellence in Supervision Award – graduate students he supervised have had outstanding careers in industry (e.g. 11 currently are CEO or CTO in high-tech companies) and academia (e.g. 7 are faculty members). He is dedicated to the education of undergraduate students - 7 students passed their undergraduate honour thesis with “Distinction” under his supervision. Students have evaluated his teaching skills in official evaluations at 94% on average over the last 10 years.


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