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Kira Barton

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Kira Barton

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

2650 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 764-7293

Barton Research Group


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2010
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2006
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, 2001

Research Interests

Control theory and applications; high precision motion control; iterative learning control; high-performance nano-scale printing for electrical and biomedical applications; micro/nano-manufacturing; control for manufacturing; cooperative control; control for autonomous vehicles

Honors and Awards

Lemelson-MIT Illinois Student Finalist, University of Illinois, 2010

ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2009-2010

IREE NSF Travel Grant, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2007

In the News...

2016 - Barton and Siegel receive ME Department Achievement Awards

2015 - Twelve ME Faculty Recognized for Prestigious Professional Society Awards in 2015

2015 - Barton receives 2015 UIUC MechSE Outstanding Young Alumni Award


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