Mark A. Minor – Associate Professor

Mark MinorPhone: (801) 587-7771
Fax: (801) 585-9826
E-mail: minor@mech.utah.edu

Office: 2022 MEK (1495 E. 100 S.)
Lab: 2030, 0111, 0112 MEK (PH: 801-581-9018)

Robotics  |  Robotic Systems Lab

Media: IEEE Spectrum: Avian Inspired Graspers | Realism in a Virtual World: Graphics, Movement, Touch & Smell Combine for a Lifelike Virtual Environment

Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2000
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1996
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1993
  • AS, Manufacturing Tool Design, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, 1991
Research Interests

  • Design, modeling, and control of mobile robots systems including ground based modular systems and under-actuated climbing robots. Key research topics include design optimization, motion planning, trajectory tracking.
  • Robotic Educational Tools based upon ball throwing robot illustrating engineering disciplines and particle dynamics.
  • Medical Robotic Instrumentation for enhanced dexterity minimally invasive surgery.
Teaching

  • Mechatronics: ME EN 3200 & 3210
  • Advanced Classical Controls: ME EN 5200/6200
  • State Space Controls: ME EN 5210/6210
  • Nonlinear Controls: ME EN 7200, ME EN 7220
  • Design: ME EN 4000, 4005, 4010, 4015