Lecture Series: Grant Imahara
Grant Imahara, Imagineer
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Student and Community Resource Center
Grant Imahara is recognized as the electronics and robots expert from Discovery Channel's Mythbusters. He can also be seen playing Lt. Sulu in the critically acclaimed webseries Star Trek Continues. Before his career in front of the camera, Grant spent nine years working behind the scenes in special effects as an animatronics engineer and modelmaker for George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic. He worked on numerous blockbusters including The Matrix sequels, A.I., Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, Van Helsing and Star Wars: Episodes 1-3. He’s worked on some of the most famous movie and TV robots of all time, putting the lights in R2-D2's dome for the Star Wars prequels and giving the Energizer Bunny his beat.
Grant has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is currently consulting for Walt Disney Imagineering, working on next-generation robots to go into Disney’s theme parks around the world.