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Gillespie to Participate in Frontiers of Engineering


ME Assistant Professor R. Brent Gillespie has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 10th annual Frontiers of Engineering program, to be held September 9-11 in Irvine, California.

The event will bring together engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing cutting-edge engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. Gillespie is one of 86 participants – from industry, academia, and government – who were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from a field of over 170 applicants.

Gillespie’s research is in the area of haptic interface, where he applies techniques from multibody dynamics, nonlinear controls, and robotics. In 2002, he received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the NSF’s most prestigious award for early-career researchers.

This year’s NAE event was planned with the help of ME Associate Professor Diann Brei, who served on the organizing committee.

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