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.
Professors Alexander Slocum and Ioannis Yannas, along with alum Ellen Arruda PhD '92, David Boger ’83, Megan Smith ’86, and Mehmet Toner SM ’85 are among the latest members of the NAE.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.