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Professor H. Harry Asada
Ford Professor of Engineering
Director, d'Arbeloff Laboratory for Information Systems and Technology
Mechanical Engineering, MIT.
1-(617) 253-6257
Research Interest: Robotics; Design; Dynamic Systems and Control; Manufacturing.

Co-Director, Center for Intelligent Mechatronics
Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University.
Research Interest: Dynamic systems and control. Development of power supply and actuation systems for autonomous robots. Control of compressible fluid powered actuators. Applied nonlinear control.

Professor. Jordan M. Berg
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University.
Research Interest: Modeling, Design, Control, and Fabrication of Microsystems, Control of Nonlinear Systems, Microsensors, Bifurcations, Unfoldings, and Singularities of Control Systems .

Professor. Sean Brennan
Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University.
1-(814) 865-2430
Research Interest: Unifying Dimensional Analysis and Control Theory, Automated Vehicle Comparison for Detection of Anomalous Cargo, Vehicle Automation for High-Speed Impact Testing of Passenger Vehicles and Heavy Trucks, Design of Dynamically Similar MEMS Device.

Professor. George Chiu
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University.
1-(765) 494-2688
Research Interest: Mechatronics; Dynamic Systems and Control; Optimal and Robust Control; Adaptive Control; Signal Processing; Data Fusion; System Diagnostics .

Professor. Jongeun Choi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Michigan State University.
Research Interest: Adaptive, learning, distributed and robust control, with applications to unsupervised competitive learning algorithms, self-organizing systems, distributed coordination algorithms for autonomous vehicles, multiple robust controllers and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).

Professor. Santosh Devasia
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Washington.
Research Interest: Inversion Theory and Nano/Bio Application .

Professor. Waren Dixon
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
University of Florida.
Research Interest: Nonlinear Lyapunov-Based Control Theory and Applications: Robotics, Mechatronics, Visual Servo Systems, Biomedical Systems, and Bionics.

Professor. Dragan Djurdjanovic
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Michigan.
1-(734) 763-9975
Research Interest: No Information Available

Professor. Fathi H. Ghorbel
Director, Robotics & Intelligent Systems Lab Department of Mechanical Engineering
Rice University
Houston, Texas 77005-1892
Research Interest: No Information Available

Professor. Roberto Horowitz
Mechanical Engineering,
University of California at Berkeley.
Research Interest: Adaptive, learning and nonlinear control, control of robot manipulators, computer mechatronics systems, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), intelligent vehicle and highways systems (IVHS).

Professor Doyoung Jeon
Mechanical Engineering,
Sogang University.
Research Interest:

Professor. Won-jong Kim
Mechanical Engineering,
Texas A&M University.
1-( 979)-845-3645
Research Interest: Precision mechatronics, Nanoscale engineering and technology with emphasis on nano-positioning and control, Development of novel high-performance, high-efficiency actuators and sensors with smart materials for robotic applications, Design and implementation of real-time control systems and signal processing algorithms for semiconductor manufacturing and aerospace applications, Magnetic levitation system design for precision positioning and energy-storage applications, Network-based control and manufacturing.

Professor. Kok-Meng Lee
Mechanical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology.
1-(404) 894-7402
Research Interest: Automation and Mechatronics, System dynamics, control, automation, and optomechatronics

Professor. Alexander Leonessa
Mechanical Engineering,
University of Central Florida.
Research Interest: Stability of nonlinear systems, robust controller analysis and synthesis, robust nonlinear control, nonlinear adaptive control, saturation control, optimal control, nonlinear dynamic compensation, gain scheduling, sliding mode control, linear parameter varying control, heirarchical switching control

Professor. Perry Y. Li
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Minnesota.
Research Interest: Control and mechatronics

Professor. Yaoyu Li
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Research Interest: Mechatronics; Control, Diagnostics and Prognostics for Mechanical Systems; Extremum Seeking Control with Constraints; Underwater Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles; Visual Feedback Control; Wireless Process Control; Active and Semi-Active Control of Sound and Vibration; Smart Structures.

Professor. Junghsen Lieh
Mechanical & Material Engineering,
Wright State University
1-(937) 775-5086
Research Interest: intelligent control systems, multibody nonlinear dynamics, vehicle engineering, biomechanics, finite element analysis, and metal forming.

Dr. Song Liu
Principal Engineer,
Hurco Companies, Inc.
One Technology Way, Indianapolis

Dr. J. Rhett Mayor
President, CEO,
Powerix Technologies, LLC

Professor. Brad E. Paden
Mechanical & Environmental Engineering,
University of California, Santa Barbara
1 (805)-451-4995
Research Interest: Nonlinear control theory and applications to electromechanical systems.

Professor. Prabhakar R. Pagilla
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University .
1-(405) 744-6579
Research Interest: Large-Scale Complex Systems: Distributed control; decentralized control; interconnected systems; manufacturing processes; applications to web handling systems, and autonomous vehicles (UAVs), Information Storage Systems: Design, modeling and control of hard disc drives; modeling and control of web processing systems. Sensors: Design and development of sensors for monitoring and control; sensor networks. Biomedical Systems: Design and development of small robotic devices for colonoscopy; drug delivery using magnetically responsive nanoparticles. Mechatronics: Real-time control; robotic machining processes; modeling and control of constrained mechanical systems. Nonlinear Dynamic Systems: Robust and adaptive control; output feedback control; friction compensation; modeling of belt compliance and backlash in mechanical transmission systems.

Professor. Lucy Y. Pao
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder.
1-(303) 492-2360
Research Interest: Control of Flexible Structures, Input Shaping, Multisensor Data Fusion, Robotics,Haptic Interfaces, Multifingered Robotic Hands.

Professor Hanz Richter
Mechanical Engineering
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115.
(216) 687-5232, Fax (216) 687-5375
Research Interest:

Professor Chun-Yi Su
Mechanical Engineering
Concordian University
Montreal, Quebec, H3G1M8
Research Interest: Nonlinear control theory and its application to various mechanical systems, robotic and mechatronic systems, control techniques for systems involving hysteresis, vehicle suspension and vibration.

Cheryl and John Neerhout, Jr., Distinguished Professor
Mechanical Engineering,
University of California at Berkeley, CA 94720
Research Interest: Adaptive control, computer-aided manufacturing, control systems and theory, digital control, dynamic systems, manufacturing, mechanical vibrations.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095
1-(310) 206-2819
Research Interest: Modeling and control of dynamic systems with applications in mechanical systems, manufacturing processes, automotive systems, and energy systems, digital control; repetitive and learning control, adaptive and optimal control, mechatronics.

Professor Qian Wang
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
Research Interest:

Dr. Matthew Taylor White
Manager, AdTech Servo
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
San Jose, CA 95120-6099
Research Interest:

Professor Fen Wu
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
Research Interest:

Dr. Li Xu
R&VT Brakes & Chasis Control
Ford Motor Company

Professor. Huayong Yang
College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
Zhejiang University, China
1-(303) 492-2360
Research Interest: No Information.

Professor. Bin Yao
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University.
Research Interest: Adaptive Robust Control, Design and Coordinated Control of Intelligent and Precision Electro-Mechanical/Hydraulic Systems, Robotics, Optimal Adaptive and Robust Controls, Nonlinear Observer Design and Neural Networks for Virtual Sensing, Modeling, Fault Detection, Diagnostics, and Adaptive Fault-tolerant Control, Automotive Controls, Data Fusion.

Professor. Jingang Yi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University.
Research Interest: Formation control and optimization of autonomous mobile robots,A utonomous sensor array systems for semiconductor manufacturing, Autonomous grounded vehicle systems, Semiconductor manufacturing automation, “Smart” tire based on MEMS sensors and energy scavenge systems