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Brent Gillespie

Brent Gillespie

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Robotics

Haptix Lab


3450 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 647-6907


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1996
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1992
Master of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1989
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Davis, 1986

Research Interests

Haptic interface and robotics

Research Areas

Biomechanics & Biosystems Engineering, Controls, Mechatronics & Robotics

Honors & Awards

  • Invited Participant at the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Program on Smart Prosthetics, November 2006
  • Delegate to the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering, Fall 2004
  • Representative of the University of Michigan at the 9th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition and Reception for members of the U.S. Congress and congressional staff.
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), National Science Foundation, 2001
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi
  • CAREER Award, Division of Computational Science and Engineering, Robotics and Human Augmentation Program, National Science Foundation, 2001
  • Journal of Robotics and Automation Best Paper Award Nomination, International Institute of Electrical and Electronics, 2000
  • New Century Scholars Workshop, Stanford University, National Science Foundation, June 2000
  • CISE Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, 1996-1998

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