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Shorya Awtar

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Shorya Awtar

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
1630 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 615-0285
Fax: (734) 647-3170

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Sc.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000
B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur, 1998

Research Interests

Precision engineering; mechatronics; flexure mechanisms; high-precision high-bandwidth motion systems for applications in nanometrology and nanomanufacturing; MEMS sensors and actuators; minimally invasive surgery.

Honors and Awards

Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, SAE, 2012

Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2011

Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2009

One of the the six most promising invention disclosures filed in year 2008, U-M Technology Transfer Office, 2009

R&D100 Award, for the XY High Precision Extended Range Nanopositioner, 2008

In the News...

2016 - Mechanical Engineering start-up FlexDex Surgical gets Media Coverage

2015 - PSDL Start-up FlexDex Surgical reaches key milestones


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