Research interests

My interest is in mechatronic systems with remarkable behavior and their applications. In particular I am interested in those mechanisms that effect or are affected in a special way by interaction with their environment, called Interactive Mechanisms. A long term goal is to establish Distributed Mechatronics, where motion, actuation and sensing are distributed along a compliant structure, with a high level of function integration, trending towards small length scales. To reach this goal, we focus on the development of new technology, methods and techniques, such as static balancing, dynamic balancing, compliant mechanisms, parallel kinematics, self-adaptability, distributed actuation and sensing. Applications fields include precision engineering and mechatronics, robotics, rehabilitation engineering, high-tech industry, MEMS. 

Research output

  1. Permanent Preloading by Acceleration for Statically Balancing MEMS Devices

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

  2. Dilational Triangulated Shells Using Pantographs

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

  3. The Static Balancing of Single-Loop Reconfigurable Mechanisms

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Activities

  1. Approach and mechanical design of assistive devices: less is more

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

  2. Exoskeletons for enchancement of patients with neuromuscular deficiencies

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

  3. Forceps with knee-inspired low friction rolling contact joints

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

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Prizes

  1. ASME GM/Freudenstein Young Investigator Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Design of Medical Devices Conference Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  3. Fellow ASME

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