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.
A team of researchers including Assistant Professor Giovanni Traverso have developed a rapidly deployable platform that uses a single ventilator to treat two patients at the same time.
A model developed by researchers including Professor George Barbastathis shows a direct link between the number of people who become infected with Covid-19 and how effectively a state maintains its quarantine measures.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.