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.
The senior, who received early inspiration from alum Hugh Herr, will use his Marshall Scholarship to work on devices that enhance mobility for the disabled.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.