Mike Van der Loos

Associate Professor, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, UBC
Degrees / Designations 

Diplöme d'Ingéniur, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL), 1978

PhD, Stanford University, 1992

P.Eng, APEGBC, 2011

Email Address 
Mailing Address 
Department of Mechanical Engineering 2054-6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver


Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Shoulder, Arm and Hand
Cerebral Palsy
Disorders and Conditions 
Cerebral Palsy
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention
Stroke Rehabilitation
Other Areas of Research 

Mike Van der Loos, P.Eng, PhD, is Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and faculty member in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate (BMEG) Program of UBC. He is an instructor primarily in design courses, notably the Capstone Design Project course for the MECH department and the "Engineers in Scrubs" graduate course in the BMEG program. He is Director of the RREACH Lab and Associate Director of the CARIS Lab, where he performs research in rehabilitation robotics, human-robot interaction, and issues related to design methodology and roboethics. He received a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (1978) and a PhD, Stanford University (1992) in human-robot interaction. He has 40 journal articles, 100 conference papers and 2 book chapters in these subjects. 

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