Carlo Menon

Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering Science
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair


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