Neurobionics Lab

Amanda Shorter, MS


Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University


Amanda Shorter received her BAS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada in 2015, and her MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL USA, in 2017. As an undergraduate student, she worked at the Hospital for Sick Children in the Center for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention. Her work focused on the mechanical design of pediatric neurosurgical continuum robots. Amanda was recognized as the 2015 Sandford Fleming Foundation Award recipient for her outstanding contributions throughout her multiple work placements. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. Her primary research interests include changes to the biomechanics and neural control of movement in the presence of pathology, and applications in the design and control of assistive technologies and rehabilitation.