John Phillips PH.D Engineering, is the Digital Haptic Lab manager. John operates and maintains all of the design stations and equipment, assists with design and production solutions, and trains graduate researchers in the use of all of our computing and prototyping tools.

John Phillips started his undergraduate degree at Queens University in Mechanical Engineering. He then transferred in 1997 to the University of Guelph where he finished his degree in Biological Engineering. The fourth year thesis project that John worked on was a thoracic vertebral compressor for scoliosis correction. The project was a collaborative venture with industry and the tool was eventually built and clinical trials were conducted. John then started graduate work in the fall of 1999 at the University of Guelph. He completed his PhD in the field of human shoulder biomechanics in 2007.