Faculty Profile: David Quintero

David Quintero, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor for Mechanical Engineering

Discipline: Robotics & Controls

Office: SCI 241 

Email: qdavid@sfsu.edu


Dr. David Quintero


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas

M.S.,  Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

B.S.,  Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Dynamic Modeling & Controls
  • Mechatronics
  • Prostheses & Orthoses Design
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Human Biomechanics
  • Wearable Sensors


Dr. Quintero's research goals are to allow humans with disability regain their biomechanic motion they have lost or enhance mobility for humans with healthy conditions.  His previous research work entailed the mechanical design and real-time control of a robotic leg for above-knee amputees.  His research lab is continuing that work as well as advancing the design and control of powered exoskeletons for stroke patients.  He investigates the design of soft, hybrid wearable actuation & sensory systems and develop novel control strategies for wearable robotics.