Faculty Affiliates

James Ashton-Miller, Ph.D.James Ashton-Miller, MSME

Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor & Distinguished Research Scientist
Associate Vice President – Research Policy and Compliance, OVPR
Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering

Office: 3443 George G. Brown Laboratory, 2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-2320
Email: jaam@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics, including mobility impairments in the elderly
  • Elderly decision-making and risk-taking in physical tasks
  • Trips, slips and falls
  • Birth related injury

Ella Atkins, Ph.D.Ella Atkins, Ph.D.

Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Office: 3056 François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Building, 1320 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-615-7456
Email: ematkins@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Strategic (AI) and tactical (motion-based) planning/scheduling for individual and collaborative air and space systems
  • Fault-tolerant flight management
  • UAV/MAV applications

James Bagian, MD, PEJames Bagian, MD, PE

Member, NAE and NAM
Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety
Professor, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Office: 1075 Beal Avenue, School of Information North
and 2761 IOE, 1205 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-0799
Email: jbagian@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Patient safety
  • Healthcare Engineering

Kira Barton, Ph.D.Kira Barton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Office: 2160 George G. Brown Laboratory, 2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-764-7293
Email: bartonkl@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Control theory and applications
  • High precision motion control
  • Iterative learning control
  • High-performance nano-scale printing for electrical and biomedical applications

Brent Gillespie, Ph.D.Brent Gillespie, Ph.D.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Rehabilitation Robotics Group, Robotics Institute
Office: 3450 George G. Brown Laboratory, 2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-647-6907
Email: brentg@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Haptics
  • Rehabilitation Robotics

Vineet R. Kamat, Ph.D.Vineet R. Kamat, Ph.D.

John L. Tishman CM Faculty Scholar
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Suite 2340 G.G. Brown Building
2350 Hayward Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Phone: 734-764-4325
Fax: 734-764-4292
Email: vkamat@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Automation and robotics, and its applications in the construction, operation, and maintenance of civil infrastructure systems
  • Real-time visualization and its applications in construction process monitoring and control

Carol C. Menassa, Ph.D.

John L. Tishman CM Faculty Scholar
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Suite 2140 G.G. Brown Building
2350 Hayward Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Phone: 734-764-4525
Fax: 734-764-4292
Email: menassa@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

    • Agent Based Modeling and Distributed Simulation applications to analysis of building life cycle energy and environmental performance
    • Wearables and Mobile Computing for indoor air quality monitoring and control
    • Robotics and their application in indoor navigation for monitoring and wayfinding and construction applications

Albert J. Shih, Ph.D.Albert J. Shih, Ph.D.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Chair, Integrative Systems and Design

3001E EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
2350 Hayward St
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-647-1766
Fax: 734-936-0363
Email: shiha@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Design and manufacturing; biomedical device design; biomedical manufacturing
  • Medical innovation; surgical thermal management
  • Machining of advanced engineering materials; micro manufacturing; precision engineering
  • Optical metrology

Kathleen Sienko, Ph.D.

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Office: 3454 George G. Brown Laboratory, 2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-647-8249
Email: sienko@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Medical device design, development, and assessment
  • Wearable balance prostheses and rehabilitation aids
  • Biomechanics including mobility impairments
  • Affordable medical technologies for the developing world

J. Frank Yates, Ph.D.J. Frank Yates, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology
Professor, Marketing and Business Administration

3038 East Hall
530 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043
Phone: 734-763-2092
Fax: 734-964-3520
Email: jfyates@umich.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Various aspects of judgment and decision behavior, including probability judgment and accuracy, contingency judgment, accountability effects, risk appraisal, decision making in practical situations
  • Several lines of work examine cross-national variations and judgment and decision aiding.