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Christopher Vermillion

Christopher Vermillion

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Mentoring Plan


2658 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: [email protected]


Ph.D., University of Michigan, Electrical Engineering, 2009
M.S., University of Michigan, Electrical Engineering, 2005
B.S.E., University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering, 2004
B.S.E., University of Michigan, Aerospace Engineering, 2004

Research Interests

Dr. Vermillion’s interests lie in the application of optimal control and design optimization tools to cutting-edge problems in renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is particularly interested in the development of tethered systems for harnessing wind and marine hydrokinetic energy, the development of persistent mission planning algorithms for renewably powered robotic networks, and the use of connected and autonomous vehicles to realize substantial fuel economy improvements over conventional vehicles.

Research Areas

Controls, Dynamics & Vibrations, Energy, Mechatronics & Robotics

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track