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Research Areas

Design and Manufacturing

Research by Faculty

Ronald J. Anderson

  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Multibody Dynamics

Laeeque Daneshmend (joint appointment with Mining Engineering)

  • Reliability Engineering
  • Maintenance Management
  • Robotics for Unstructured Environments

Jacob Jeswiet

  • Metal Forming
  • Single Point Incremental Forming
  • Friction in Metal Forming
  • Energy and Carbon Emissions in Manufacturing
  • Powder Metallurgy


Il-Yong Kim

  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Mechanical Systems Design Using FEM (Finite Element Method)

Yongjun Lai

  • Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Bio-MEMS bio-manipulations, biomechanics testing, biosensors, etc
  • Vehicle navigation and laser micromachining for rapid MEMS prototyping

Chris K. Mechefske

  • Vibration Based Monitoring of Machines
  • Manufacturing System Dynamic Analysis
  • Biomedical/Biomechanical System Analysis


Leila Notash

  • Manipulator Kinematics
  • Fault Tolerant Operation
  • Mechatronics and Robotics

David S. Strong (cross appointment with Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)

  • Design Engineering Education
  • Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Brian W. Surgenor

  • Intelligent Automation
  • Automatic Control Systems
  • Mechatronics Engineering


Gene Zak

  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Plastic Composites
  • Injection Molding

Design and Manufacturing Laboratories