Carlo Menon

Professor, School of Engineering Science

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

New Investigator Award recipient, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Career Investigator Award recipient, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research


Ph.D., Biorobotics, Space Sciences and Technologies, Center for Studies and Activities for Space (CISAS - G.Colombo), University of Padua, Italy, 2005

Laurea Degree, Mechanical Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, 2001


Research Interests

  • Robotics, Mechatronics, and Dynamics
  • MEMS, Smart materials and structures
  • Artificial muscles and Design of mechanisms

Teaching interests

  • Smart robotic structures and materials
  • Biomechatronics


SFU Burnaby, ASB 10839

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Recently taught courses

  • ENSC 383 Feedback Control Systems
  • ENSC 801 Linear Systems Theory
  • ENSC 489 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

Selected recent publications

  • Xiao ZG and Menon C (2014) Towards the development of a wearable feedback system for monitoring the activities of the upper-extremities, Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, Vol.11, No.2, 13pp. DOI: 10.1186/1743-0003-11-2
  • Tannouri, P, Arafeh, KM, Krahn, JM, Beaupré, SL, Menon, C and Branda, NR (2014) A Photoresponsive Biomimetic Dry Adhesive Based on Doped PDMS Microstructures, ACS Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 26, No. 15,  pp4330-4333
  • Pourazadi, S, Ahmadi, S, and Menon, C (2014) Towards the Development of Active Compression bandages Using Dielectric Elastomer Actuators, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 23, No.6, 11pp.
  • Looned R, Webb J, Xiao ZG, Menon C (2014) Assisting drinking with an affordable BCI-controlled wearable robot and electrical stimulation: a preliminary investigation, Journal of Neuroengineering and rehabilitation, Vol.11, No.51, 13pp

Website: Publications