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Ranjan Mukherjee

Ranjan Mukherjee received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1987. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1989 and 1991. Prior to joining Michigan State University, he was an Assistant Professor at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from 1991 to 1996.

Ranjan Mukherjee’s research interests are in the broad area of mechatronics and robotics. He is a Fellow of the ASME.

Zhaojian Li

From June 2010 to July 2012, I worked at Shanghai Area Control Center as an Air Traffic Controller (We guide you home!). In the summers of 2014 and 2015, I was an intern at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering, Dearborn MI. From January 2016 to August 2017, I worked at General Motors in the NextGen Powertrain Control group, Milforrd MI. Since August 2017, I have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.

Changyong Cao

Dr. Changyong Cao directs the Laboratory for Soft Machines and Electronics. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2014. Then he worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University until 2017.

Leo Kempel

Leo Kempel's current research interests are conformal antennas, engineered materials for microwave applications, and computational electromagnetics. Kempel is a Member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Commission B of the International Scientific Radio Union (URSI). He received the MSU College of Engineering's Withrow Distinguished Scholar (Junior Faculty) Award in 2001, the MSU Teacher-Scholar award in 2002, and a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation in 2002.

Anil Jain

Anil Jain's research interests include pattern recognition, computer vision and biometric recognition. His articles on biometrics have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, IEEE Spectrum, Scholarpedia, and MIT Technology Review. He has received a number of awards, including Guggenheim fellowship, Humboldt Research award, Fulbright fellowship, IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement award (2003), W. Wallace McDowell award (2007), IAPR King-Sun Fu Prize (2008), and ICDM 2008 Research Contribution Award. He holds six patents and is the author of several books.

Nizar Lajnef

Dr. Lajnef's interests are in the area of sensors design for civil infrastructure and biomechanical systems, sensors networks design and implementation, nano-watt and self-powered sensors, and smart materials/composites/alloys and systems.

Zhen Qiu

Dr. Zhen Qiu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, MI. His research interests include biomedical optics, MEMS/MOEMS, multi-modal targeted imaging, wearable and implantable medical devices, ultrafast laser applications.

Erin Purcell

Erin Purcell studied neural engineering as a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan.  Through her graduate and post-doctoral work, her training spans the use of extracellular recordings, intracellular recordings, and optogenetics to control and assess excitability in neurons. As the P.I. of the Regenerative Electrode Interface Lab, Dr. Purcell is pursuing new approaches to characterize, modulate, and regenerate neuronal responses at the interface of electrodes implanted in the brain.