The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering continues to celebrate the ongoing growth of our Engineering Community with Dr. Amy Wu and Dr. Matthew Robertson as the proud recipients of two of the five Professorships that were awarded for Mitchell Hall. Read each of their bio's below and indulge yourself in world of biomechanics and robotics.

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Amy R. Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, where she is the head of the Biomechanics x Robotics Laboratory (BxRL). Her research interests are at the intersection of human biomechanics and robotics with the aim of augmenting human mobility. She is interested in utilizing a first-principles approach to understand the mechanics and energetics of human movement and to apply those principles to robots.

Matthew Robertson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Active in the fields of bioinspired, soft, and multi-material robotic systems design, his work is dedicated to redefining the boundaries of performance, morphology, and applications of robots that can operate in more complex and challenging real world environments by utilizing advanced manufacturing, embedded control, and holistic system design techniques.

Read the full article about each of the five new Professors for Mitchell Hall and the work they will be doing here: