Justin Seipel

Justin Seipel

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: 765-49-43376

Research Interests

  • Dynamics and control of biological, bioinspired, and human-machine systems.
  • Animal and robot locomotion, legged robots, human locomotion and transportation devices.
  • Human-centered systems.
  • Nonlinear, complex, hierarchical "architectural" systems.
  • Current research approaches involve theoretical modeling, computational simulation,
  • experimental design and measurement, robot/device prototyping, and
  • combined and hierarchical approaches.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2009.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 2001-2006.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Fellow, 2001-2002.
  • Goldwater Scholar, 2000-2001.
  • ASHRAE Society Scholar, 2000.
  • Ten Select Publications

    J. Seipel, P. Holmes, R.J. Full (2004). Dynamics and stability of insect locomotion: A hexapedal model for horizontal plane motions. Biological Cybernetics 91:76-90.

    J. Seipel, P. Holmes (2005). Running in three dimensions: Analysis of a point-mass sprung-leg model. Int. J. Robotics Research 24(8):657-674.

    J. Seipel, P. Holmes (2006). Three-dimensional translation dynamics of multi-legged runners. Int. J. Robotics Research 25(9).

    J. Seipel, P. Holmes (2007). A Simple Model for Clock-Actuated Legged Locomotion. Regul. Chaotic Dyn. 12, 502-520.

    J. Seipel, R.J. Full (2008). Fundamental Models of Legged Locomotion to Enable Control of Field Robots. Journal of Intelligence Community Research and Development (JICRD).

    A.J. Spence, S. Revzen, J. Seipel, C. Mullins, R.J. Full (2010). Insects running on elastic surfaces. J. Exp. Biology. 213(11):1907-1920.

    J. Seipel (under review). Biological Inspiration: A Stepwise Method for Transferring Biological Mecha- nisms. International Journal of Smart Materials, Special Issue on Biomimetics.