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Kenn Oldham

Kenn Oldham

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Vibration and Acoustics Laboratory: Microsystems
Mentoring Plan


3656 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 615-6327


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2006
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000

Research Interests

Micro-mechatronic systems for endoscopic imaging; micro-robotic systems for manipulation and autonomous locomotion; identification of physiological feedback systems using novel sensing technologies; modeling, system identification, and state estimation for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)

Research Areas

Controls, Mechatronics & Robotics, Micro/Nano Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Early Career Development, National Science Foundation, 2010
  • Young Faculty Awards, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 2008
  • ORAU Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007
  • ADPET Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 2005 - 2006
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2000 - 2003

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

$1.7 Million for a New Endoscopic Microscopy Tool
Kenn Oldham and his lab have received an R01 grant from the National Institute of Health to develop a new endoscopic microscope for neuron imaging capable of penetrating beneath the surface of organ tissue and at cellular resolutions.

Oldham Receives NSF CAREER Award
The National Science Foundation has awarded ME Assistant Professor Kenn Oldham for his research on power optimization in autonomous microsystems.

Hart & Oldham Receive DARPA Awards