Stephen Buchanan
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About

Mechanical engineer with a passion for design. Extensive design experience ranging from design wearable exoskeletons to mechanical show prop design for Walt Design Imagineering.

Experience

  • Lab manager Human Robotics Lab at Univeristy of Delaware · Part-time Aug 2020 – Mar 2021 7 mos Newark, DE, United States Managed the Human Robotics Research Lab at the Univeristy of Delaware. Managed the labs 3D printing facility as well as design input into research projects and lab organization and policy writing.
  • Graduate Research Assistant UD Human Robotics Lab · Full-time Aug 2018 – Aug 2020 2 yrs Newark, DE, United States Researched actuation design for wearable robotics and built a soft wearable exoskeleton for upper extremity rehabilitation.
  • Show Mechanical/Animation Intern Walt Disney Imagineering · Internship May 2017 – Jan 2018 8 mos Orlando, FL, United States Worked on a multidisciplinary team to create the newest attrition in Walt Disney World, Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.

Education

  • Univeristy of Delaware Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering 2018 – 2020 Masters thesis: Low Impedance Cable-Conduit Actuators for Wearable Robotics
  • Univeristy of Delaware Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering 2013 – 2018

Other experience

  • Senior Design Project: Art Therapy Kit For my undergraduate senior design challenge, my team researched, design, and fabricated an Art Therapy Kit for disability therapy in classrooms. This project involved designing an all inclusive art kit that could accommodate any disability in a classroom by providing the therapist with access to many adaptive tools. This project involved creating a product from concept to fabrication through customer research, CAD design, rapid prototype testing, and final product fabrication.