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.
The first hands-on classes to teach students not only how to design an object but also how to build it.
A team of researchers, including Assistant Professor Ellen Roche, have developed a soft robotic device that significantly reduces the build-up of fibrous capsules around implantable devices in the body.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.