Dr. Brenton Wilburn

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science, Information Systems and Engineering Technology


Dr. Brenton Wilburn is the robotics engineering technology program coordinator and an assistant professor in the mechatronics engineering technology program at PennWest California.


He completed his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia Univeristy in 2014. His doctoral research focused on adaptive fault-tolerant control of unmanned aircraft.


He has experience in international robotics competitions, including NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition and NASA Mars RASC-AL Robo-Ops Competition. He is the faculty mentor for the PennWest California Robotics Club.


Dr. Wilburn has published many papers in the areas of mechatronics, robotics, control systems, and education.

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering: West Virginia University
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering: West Virginia University
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering: West Virginia University

Email: wilburn_b@pennwest.edu

Phone: 724-938-6047

Office: Coover Hall 105-A