Mechanical and Materials EngineeringWestern Engineering

A.D. Price

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
M.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa
B.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering + B.Sc. Computing Technology, University of Ottawa


Dr. Aaron Price began investigating smart materials in 2004 through an Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems project to develop shape memory alloy based artificial muscle actuators. In 2006 he completed an M.A.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa with a focus on smart material enabled prosthetics and robotics. He completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto in 2012, where he developed novel nanoscale EAP actuator technologies for adaptive optics systems. From 2011 to 2014 he was a member of ABB’s Corporate Research Center in Germany specializing in the application of electroactive polymers, magnetic shape memory alloys, and piezo-transducers for industrial sensing, energy harvesting, and actuation technologies. He joined the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Western Ontario in January of 2015. Dr. Price leads the Organic Mechatronics & Smart Materials Laboratory and is currently a member of the Biomedical Engineering program (biomaterials), Western’s Bone & Joint Institute, and the Western Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health.