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About the Design Group

The Design Group's philosophy combines an emphasis on creativity, technology and design methodology with a concern for human values and the needs of society. 

Diversity, one of the Design Group's strengths, is required to maintain a leadership position in the rapidly changing world of design and manufacturing.

The Design Group's varied interests are reflected in the following areas of teaching and research:

bio-inspired design idea visualization
biofluid dynamics human-machine interfaces
computer-aided design interaction design
controls kinematics
creativity life-cycle engineering
design analysis machine design
design for manufacturability & quality manufacturing technology
design theory & methodology medical devices
dynamics & simulation microcomputer-based systems
engineering creativity optimization
engineering education organizational innovation
experimental mechanics & stress analysis product design
fatigue and fracture mechanics rapid prototyping
finite element analysis rehabilitation
haptics robotics
high-speed devices robust design optimization
human-computer interaction scientific instrument design

ME degrees associated with the Design Group

Related People

James L. Adams

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management and of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

David Beach

Professor (Teaching) of Mechanical Engineering

J. Edward Carryer

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Steven H. Collins

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mark Cutkosky

Fletcher Jones Chair in the School of Engineering

Sean Follmer

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Computer Science

David Kelley

Donald W. Whittier Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Thomas Kenny

Richard W. Weiland Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Engineering

Larry Leifer

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

David Lentink

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Tammy Liaw

Program Administrator
ME Design Group

Judy Low

CDR Assistant

Erin MacDonald

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Zuri Maciel

PRL Assistant

Paul Mitiguy

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Drew Nelson

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Bernard Roth

Rodney H. Adams Professor in the School of Engineering

J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

Professor (Research) of Computer Science and of Surgery (Anatomy), Emeritus

Sheri Sheppard

DRC Professor in the School of Engineering

Ken Waldron

Professor (Research) of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

Douglass Wilde

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus