Mechatronics & Instrumentation


The research in Mechatronics and Instrumentation area 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.



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.

Clarence 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

Xiaoliang Jin

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

Dominic Liao-McPherson

Research Interests: model predictive control; constrained control; multi-agent systems; optimization algorithms and real-time optimization; algorithmic game theory; additive manufacturing; robotics; autonomous vehicles; energy systems; aerospace

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

Robert N. Rohling

Robotics, Medical Imaging

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

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, wearable sensors, traumatic brain injury, sleep disorders, sensors and instrumentation, data mining and machine learning