Dr. Mark Plecnik, PhD
Discovery and Invention through Computational Mechanical Design
I am an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame. I design mechanical structures that endow robots with locomotive capabilities that were previously not possible. Generally, I do computational mechanical design and I’m interested in devices we can invent through algorithms but not with our intuition. My design work has been applied not only to robot locomotion (legs, wings, suspensions), but to human movement enhancement (exoskeletons, orthoses, prosthetics) and manufacturing equipment (high-speed machinery, grippers).
Previous Work Experience
Postdoctoral Scholar | University of California, Berkeley | Biomimetic Millisystems Lab | Sept 2015―Nov 2018
Dr. Mark Plecnik
Dept of Aero & Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
372 Fitzpatrick Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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