Welcome to Precision Measurement and Control Laboratory!
Our research has focused on mathematical modeling and physical understanding of the dynamics of mechanical and electromechanical systems and of the physical interaction central to force sensing and motion measurement. We have then used mathematical models, sensing techniques, and engineering principles to design and realize novel engineering systems and one-of-a-kind measurement instruments, and used state-of-the-art control techniques and electronics to achieve superior performance. Specific application areas include precision engineering and manufacturing, nanometrology and nanomanipulation, laser trapping and photonic force microscopy, and imaging and mechanical characterization of metastatic cancer cells. Our research has been supported primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Air Force Research Laboratories, Ohio Board of Regents, and industry.