I have a robotics and biomechanics lab. I teach
basic mechanics and math classes. Recently I study coordination, mostly
legged locomotion. I like classical rigid-object dynamics especially
contact (collisions, friction, non-holonomic constraints). I used to
work mostly on friction and sliding instability. I have also worked
on bicycles, solid mechanics and fracture. I usually prefer simple
and ideal models. My degrees are from Engineering at Brown (ScB. 76,
ScM. 78, Ph.D. 81).
(formerly in TAM)
247 Upson Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853
contacts, India, etc.)
Office hrs (Spring 2016): Tuesdays 1:00-4:00,
Thurston 102 (The Conway room). (Also: Wed Jan 27: 1:30-4).
recent at top)
ME 4730/5730 Dynamics and Vibrations (Fall 2016)
ME 6700: Advanced Dynamics (Spring 2016)
ME 5070: Flight Dynamics (Spring 2015)
TAM 7960: Legged locomotion
of robots and animals (fall 2014, not).
2030: Sophomore dynamics.
TAM 2020: Statics
and Mechanics of Materials.
Engr 1170: Intro
to Mechanical Engineering.
MATH 2940: Sophomore linear algebra (Videos of
TAM 570: Introduction
to analytical mechanics.
MATH 1910: First semester calculus (Fall 2005)
TAM 663: Intro to Solid Mechanics (Notes from
ME 3250: A junior
mechanical design analysis.
674: Applied Multibody Dynamics (Arend
MATH 2930: A sophomore
math class (mostly ODEs).
A student team built a pedaled rough-terrain vehicle (Moonbuggy
MATH 293 & 294
of prelim problems from MATH 293 and MATH 294.
Cornell Academic Calender for
writing syllabi: Fall
Lab bureaucracy (not