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 Sangbae Kim describes his cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetics, the study of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of robots.
Based on research by Professor Ian Hunter, the startup Portal Instruments will collaborate with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to produce a smart, needle-free drug injection device.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.