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Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson

Professor Emeritus

Biography

International Humanitarian Engineering, high speed machinery, composite materials, smart materials, design methodologies

Research Area
Awards
Michigan State University, College of Engineering, 2005-06 John D. and Dorothy J. Withrow Exceptional Service Award
2006 Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Service - Learning Award
Education
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Dundee, Scotland 1976
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England 1973
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England 1972
Publications
S.B. Choi, S.S. Han, Y.M. Han and B.S. Thompson, "A Magnification Device for Precision Mechanism featuring Piezoactuators and Flexure Hinges: Design and Experimental Validation," Mechanism and Machine Theory, 42 2007 1184-1198
H.K. Kim, S.B. Choi and B.S. Thompson, "Compliant Control of a Two-link Flexible Manipulator featuring Piezoelectric Actuators," Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 36, No.3, 2001, pp 411-424
Somerton, C.W., Thompson, B.S. and Gunn, C., "The Role of the Faculty Advisor in the Capstone Design Experience: The Importance of Technical Expertise," 2003 ASEE Conference Proceedings Nashville TN, June 2003
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