Funny robots lead to best paper award
Naomi Fitter, assistant professor of robotics, won the Best Paper Award at the 2020 Association for Computing Machinery/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. The paper, co-written with John Vilk, “Comedians in Cafes Getting Data: Evaluating Timing and Adaptivity in Real-World Robot Comedy Performance,” reported findings that may provide key clues for how social robots can […]
Campbell named ASME Fellow
Matt Campbell, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Sencer wins JSPE Best Paper Award
Burak Sencer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will be part of a group of researchers who will receive this year’s Best Paper Award from the Japan Society for Precision Engineering.
Ng named ASEM Fellow
Ean Ng, assistant professor of industrial engineering In November, Ean Ng, assistant professor of industrial engineering, was a named a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Management
Layer by layer
Together with teams across the College of Engineering, Paul and Pasebani have secured more than $6.3 million from the National Science Foundation and other federal, state, and private sources to develop a new generation of MAM technology.
Logendran to retire after 30 years
After an illustrious 30-year career at Oregon State University, R. Logen Logendran, professor of industrial engineering, is set to retire in September.
Nembhard named IISE fellow
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers has awarded Harriet B. Nembhard the title of fellow. Nembhard is the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. The award recognizes outstanding leaders in industrial engineering who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to the profession. “Becoming […]
Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nordica MacCarty conducts her research in the realm of humanitarian engineering. Through complex systems modeling, thermal fluid sciences, and engineering design, she seeks to understand the relationships between energy, society, and the environment. “In humanitarian engineering, we use tools to look at not only the technical aspects of a problem, […]
Faculty Spotlight: Kagan Tumer
Kagan Tumer’s research focuses on coordinating what he refers to as large, messy, complex systems. “Think air traffic, or sending a few dozen robots to Mars,” said Tumer, a professor of robotics in the School of MIME. “How do you coordinate all of that?” One of his current research projects is figuring out how to […]
Faculty Spotlight: Chinweike Eseonu
For assistant Professor Chinweike Eseonu, engineering is about people, which is why his research revolves around improving human experiences through processes improvement in healthcare, manufacturing, and new product design and development. More importantly, he strives to extend the land grant mission to engineering by transforming the traditional technology commercialization process to help improve rural economies. […]
Faculty Spotlight: Chris Hagen
Before becoming an assistant professor of energy systems engineering at OSU-Cascades in 2012, Chris Hagen had logged a dozen years working in industry, including four years as a lead fuels research engineer with the Chevron Energy Technology Company in Richmond, CA.His current research and teaching focuses on energy conversion (primarily combustion), novel transportation fuels, and […]
Faculty Spotlight: Yiğit Mengüç
Yiğit Mengüç, assistant professor of robotics and mechanical engineering, works at the interface of mechanical science and robotics to design deformable “smart” materials for building soft-bodied devices and robots. Among his goals are to design and manufacture soft, bioinspired robots for tasks such as deep-sea exploration and to augment human capabilities in everyday life. “The […]
Faculty Spotlight: Onan Demirel
Onan Demirel, assistant professor of engineering, focuses his research on how to incorporate human needs, abilities, and limitations into the product design process. As the newest member of the Engineering Design Laboratory, he enables visualization of human-product interactions by creating digital representations of humans that designers can use to evaluate human well-being and overall system […]
Faculty Spotlight: Ross Hatton
The varied research interests of Ross Hatton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, converge at the intersection of robotics, mechanics, and biology. His work includes the development of motion models for robotic snakes and fundamental mathematical models for the study of locomotion. Hatton looks to the natural world to find mathematical principles of animal motion and […]
Faculty Spotlight: Joshua Gess
Assistant Professor Joshua Gess studies the fundamental science of heat transfer and thermal management systems. Combining his knowledge of heat transfer with novel experimental methods, such as two-phase cooling using di-electric coolant and high-speed image capture, Gess, a co-principal investigator at the Enhanced Heat Transfer Laboratory, seeks to develop methods that ensure reliable and efficient […]
Faculty Spotlight: Burak Sencer
Burak Sencer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, researches at the intersection of precision engineering and advanced manufacturing. He seeks to improve the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of manufacturing equipment such as CNC machine tools and industrial manufacturing robots, as well as the manufacturing process itself. On the process side, his work focuses on metal cutting […]
Faculty Spotlight: Geoff Hollinger
Assistant Professor Geoffrey Hollinger conducts fundamental research in the quickly growing area of robotic systems. Among the major goals of his Robotic Decision Making Laboratory is formulating more effective ways for networks of autonomous robotic systems to work together to plan and coordinate their actions and learn how to make optimal decisions during complex data-gathering […]
New faculty (2017-18)
Bahman Abbasi, Ph.D. joins Oregon State University as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Before joining Oregon State he worked as a lead technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton and a technical advisor to U.S. Department of Energy with wide-ranging experience in power generation systems, solar-thermal energy, high-temperature materials, light metals production and recycling, and water-energy […]
Faculty Spotlight: Brian Fronk
Assistant Professor Brian Fronk researches thermal energy systems and heat transfer in the domains of both applied and fundamental science.
Faculty Spotlight: Javier Calvo-Amodio
Assistant Professor Javier Calvo-Amodio is an industrial engineer who specializes in engineering management.
Faculty Spotlight: Bryony DuPont
Tapping design automation to improve consumer products, the power grid, and more
Faculty Spotlight: Julie Tucker
After completing her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Julie Tucker worked in industry for five years as a lead scientist, helping design nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers at a government-owned, contractor-operated power lab in Schenectady, New York.
Faculty Spotlight: Kyle Niemeyer
Kyle Niemeyer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, develops advanced numerical methods for computational modeling of combustion and reactive flows.
Faculty Spotlight: Ravi Balasubramanian
Assistant Professor Ravi Balasubramanian specializes in robotics and human control systems.
Faculty Spotlight: David Blunck
Welty Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor David Blunck’s research focuses on four domains: combustion, ignition, radiation, and energy.