Mechatronics & Instrumentation

MECHATRONICS & INSTRUMENTATION

The research in Mechatronics and Instrumentation cluster includes those related to deep learning and intelligent decision making, multi-agent systems, design and development of mechatronic instruments and control systems, electric machines and drives, bearingless motors, sensors and actuators, MEMS/NEMS systems, microfluidics and sensing technologies. Application areas, with industrial collaborations, include production in automobile and aerospace, water quality monitoring, defect detection in pipelines, sleep quality monitoring, precision motion control, and telemedicine.

 
 

FACULTY


Yusuf Altintas

Manufacturing Automation

Research Interests: modeling & analysis of machining processes, design & computer control of machine tool spindle & feed drives, mechanics, dynamics & control of micro-machining operations, design of virtual high performance machining simulation system, on line detection & suppression of chatter

Mu Chiao

MEMS, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Research Interests: fabrication and packaging of micro-electro-mechanical systems for biological applications.

Xiaoliang Jin

Research Interests: manufacturing processes for advanced materials, vibration assisted machining, machining mechanics & dynamics, material characterization, surface integrity

Hongshen Ma

Microfluidics and Biomedical Device Design

Research Interests: microfluidics, instrumentation, cell sorting, cell biomechanics, circulating tumor cells, malaria and red blood cell deformability, single cell technologies, cell migration and chemotaxis

Ryozo Nagamune

Robust and Optimal Control

Research Interests: Control Engineering: multiple robust control, parameter variation identification, nevanlinna-pick interpolation approach to robust control, machine tool servo control, wind turbine control, automotive engine control, hard disk drive track-following control, robust chatter stability analysis, magnetically actuated microlens control

Minkyun Noh

Research Interests: Development of novel mechatronic systems via synergetic integration of electromechanics, machine design, control, and instrumentation. Areas of interest: magnetic levitation, bearingless motors, precision machines and instruments, electric machines and drives, medical devices, and robotics.

Robert N. Rohling

Robotics, Medical Imaging

Research Interests: biomedical engineering, medical imaging, medical information systems, robotics

Clarence W. de Silva

Research Interests: multi-robot systems and applications including Homecare, process automation, mechatronics; integrated and automated design, control sensors and actuators, automated machine monitoring, diagnosis, and repair, telemedicine, environmental monitoring

Boris Stoeber

MEMS, Microfluidics

Research Interests: microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microflow phenomena, sensor technology, integrated microsystems for biomedical applications and for environmental control

Lyndia Wu

Biomedical Devices, Injury Biomechanics

Research Interests: injury biomechanics, soft tissue biomechanics, traumatic brain injury, sleep biomechanics, sensors and instrumentation, data mining and machine learning

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