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Brendan Smith - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Brendan Smith Brendan Smith

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering | Loyola Marymount University


Seaver College of Science and Engineering


Brendan W. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. He teaches Senior Capstone Design and courses in Control Theory and Biomedical Engineering. He also directs the Rehabilitation, Assistive Tech & Human Control Theory (REACT) Laboratory where he leads several ongoing projects that include undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Smith graduated with a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in 2011, then graduated with a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2017. He joined the LMU community in 2017 as an Assistant Professor and is always on the lookout for students who are motivated and eager to apply their engineering skillset to urgent clinical needs around the globe.

Education (3)

University of California, Irvine: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering 2017

University of California, Irvine: M.S., Mechanical Engineering 2013

Harvey Mudd College: B.S., Engineering 2011

Areas of Expertise (11)

Rehabilitation Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Human Motor Control

Human Perception and Psychophysics


Human Factors

Assistive Technology

Dynamics and Control Systems

Engineering Design

Experimental Design and Statistics

Mathematical Modeling and Simulation