Max Shepherd, PhD

Assistant Professor

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

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PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2019
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2017
BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012


Dr. Shepherd is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. Prior to coming to Northeastern, Dr. Shepherd did his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University while performing his research at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and was a Postdoctoral researcher at Georgia Tech. He has previously worked at X (formerly Google X) and was a visiting scholar at Ossur, an Icelandic prosthetics manufacturer. Dr. Shepherd’s research seeks to improve the individualized design and control of robotic prosthetics and exoskeletons for people with mobility impairments. His research spans gait biomechanics, machine learning, robotics, mechatronic design, and human motor control and perception.


Shepherd Lab: Robotics, rehabilitation, locomotion

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