I am a research engineer working towards a future where biomechanics and technology seamlessly intersect and nobody is limited by physical disability or injury. I currently study at MIT and conduct research in the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation.
I previously worked in the entertainment division at McLaren Engineering Group; built ventricular assist devices at Jarvik Heart; and completed an engineering internship at Walt Disney World's Central Shops.
If you think rehabilitation and entertainment engineering don't go together, well, you're probably right, but I am interested in both! The common thread that runs through everything I do is a desire to tackle the hardest technical problems I can find, to shrink the gap between humans and robotic technology, and to create a tangible, personal impact.
I graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University with a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering and a minor in biomedical engineering. I also hold a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience & behavior from Wesleyan University, obtained through Wesleyan and Columbia’s dual-degree engineering program. In addition to engineering, my interests include performing improv comedy and making music.
You can reach me at stephan [AT] stephanmak [DOT] es.