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Max Shepherd, PhD

Assistant Professor

Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty

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Dr. Shepherd is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. He researches design, control, and perception of robotic assistive devices (prosthetics and exoskeletons) for people with mobility impairments. Max received his PhD from Northwestern University in 2019, performing his research in the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and has previously worked at Google X and been a visiting scholar at Ossur.


Shepherd Lab: Robotics, rehabilitation, locomotion