James Andrew Smith's Profile


About James Andrew Smith

Dr. James Andrew Smith is an Associate Lecturer and Graduate Attribute Lead in York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering where he specializes in experiential teaching methods. His research combines aspects of robotics, biomechanics and 3D printing to the development of dynamic human birth models and other biomedical devices. James received BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Following the completion of his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University he undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Jena’s Institute for Sports Science, in Jena, Germany. He has won teaching awards at Ryerson University as well as the University of Alberta. James was the recipient or co-recipient of four international IEEE Real World Engineering Projects awards from 2007 to 2010. He was also co-recipient of second place in the design competition at the 2012 Healthcare Innovation Conference in Houston Texas. James has worked on the accreditation files for multiple engineering programs, including Electrical Engineering at York University and Biomedical Engineering at Ryerson University.


2015 - : York University
2008 - 2015 : Ryerson University
2006 - 2008 : University of Jena
2001 - 2007 : McGill University
1995 - 2001 : University of Alberta

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