The CIR area is based on strong core disciplinary competencies in dynamic systems and control, supplemented by knowledge of a diverse array of topics, including mechanical design, manufacturing, electronics, materials, and biology.
Research Includes: Novel actuator and sensor technology, biorobotics and bioinstrumentation, control of complex systems, precision instrumentation, autonomous robotic vehicle, and optics.
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
Professor John Hart has developed a miniature “electroadhesive” stamp that can pick up and place down microscopic objects. The new technique could enable assembly of circuit boards with minute components.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.