Mark L. Nagurka, Ph.D., P.E.


Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Hall 405
(414) 288-3513
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Research Interests

  • Mechatronics: Modeling, Dynamics, and Control of Mechanical and Electromechanical Systems.
  • Design: Design of Mechanical and Electromechanical Systems.
  • Biomechanics: Human/Machine Interaction.
  • Engineering Education: Discovery Learning, Student-Centered learning. Laboratory Experiments.

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1983, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
M.S.E., 1979, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania 
B.S.E., 1978, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

Selected Recent Publications

Theriault, A., Nagurka, M., and Johnson, M.J., "Design and Development of an Affordable Haptic Robot with Force-Feedback and Compliant Actuation to Improve Therapy for Patients with Severe Hemiparesis," IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014, pp.161-174.

Turner, D. and Nagurka, M., "Helicopters as a Theme in a Machine Design Course," 2014 ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 15-18, 2014.

Benaroya, H., Han, S.M., and Nagurka, M.Probabilistic Models for Dynamical Systems, 2nd. ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2013.

Nagurka, M. and Rodriguez-Anton, F., “Discovery Learning Experiments in a New Machine Design Laboratory,” 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 23-26, 2013.

Tian, F. and Nagurka, M., “Robust Control Design of a Single Degree-of-Freedom Magnetic Levitation System by Quantitative Feedback Theory,” ASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation, St. Louis, MO, June 18-20, 2012, paper 7181.



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