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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 human-machine interfaces
biofluid dynamics idea visualization
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 micro-electromcaical systems (MEMS)
vehicle dynamics 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
scientific instrument design

Degrees associated with the Design Group

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