The name Mechatronics stems from Mechanical and Electronics. It is a multidisciplinary approach to product design and development, merging the principles of electrical, mechanical, computer, material, chemical and industrial engineering. Our mission is to produce broadly educated students in mechatronic systems with applications ranging from intelligent products and manufacturing processes to biological systems. MIE faculty members within Mechatronics group are involved with the modeling, design and manufacture of a variety of intelligent products and systems involving hybrid mechanical and electronic functions. More specifically, current areas of research within the group include modeling and control of next-generation micro/nano-electromechanical sensors and actuators, control and manipulation at the micro/nanoscale with new applications ranging from precision manipulation to imaging and sensing, rehabilitation mechatronics, nanorobotics, intelligent human-machine and human-computer interactions, driving simulator, nonintrusive sensor design, stability analysis and control synthesis of dynamical systems with delays, and control-systems-aided human-machine systems.

 

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Associated Faculty & Staff

  • Soft robots; transformable robots; self-folding machines; rapid prototyping; biomimetic design
  • Piezoelectric-based actuators and sensors, dynamic modeling and vibration control of distributed-parameters systems, dynamics and control of MEMS and NEMS sensors and actuators, control and manipulation at the nanoscale
  • Human-machine interactions, interface design and user experiences, system integration and evaluation; smart systems and nonintrusive sensors, human friendly mechatronics, human state detection and information fusion; human factors in transportation and healthcare
  • Control systems and mechatronics, stability analysis; control synthesis of dynamical systems with delays; interplay between stability, delays, and graphs; network systems and control; control-systems-aided human-machine systems; engineering education research, disability research, with recent interests in systems biology, tissue growth and regeneration modeling (with Professor Gunther Zupanc, Biology) and adaptive queue management in access control problems in healthcare settings (with Prof. Jim Benneyan, MIE)
  • Human-safe robots, medical robotics, soft robotics and soft material manufacturing, MEMS, microrobotics, bio-inspired design, flapping aerodynamics and insect flight