Santosh Devasia

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Office: MEB Room 326
Lab: MEB Room 117
Address: Mechanical Eng. Dept., Box 352600
U of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2600
Email: devasia@u.washington.edu
Tel: (206) 685 3401
Fax: (206) 685 8047

Curriculum Vitae

RESEARCH OVERVIEW

  • Our research group works in the mechatronics and controls area. Current research thrusts are shown below.

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    For additional details of these current and past efforts, see links to the left

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

  • Doctor of Philosophy (December 1993)
    Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
    Thesis Title: Design, Dynamics and Control of Articulated Flexible Structures
    Major: Dynamic Systems, Controls and RoboticsĀ 
    Minors: (1) Solid Mechanics and Structures (2) Mathematics
  • Master of Science (December 1990)
    Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Bachelor of Technology (June 1988)
    Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

EMPLOYMENT

  • Nabtesco Professor of Engineering, Endowed Chair (2019--)
  • Director, Boeing Advanced Reserach Center (BARC) (2018--)
  • Founding Director, Advanced Composite Center (ACC) (2018--)
  • Associate Dean College of Engineering (COE), UW: for Research and Faculty Affairs, (2014-17); for Research and Graduate Studies (2013-14).
  • Associate Director, Boeing Advanced Reserach Center (BARC) (2014-2017)
  • Asso. Chair for Research and Infrastructure, Mech. Eng. Dept., U of Washington (2010 -- 2013)
  • Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., U of Washington (Sept 2005 onwards)
  • Associate Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., U of Washington (2000 - 2005)
  • Associate Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., U of Utah (2000)
  • Assistant Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., U of Utah (1994 - 2000)
  • Post-Graduate Researcher, Mechanical Eng. Dept., UCSB (Dec. 1993 - July 1994)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Eng. Dept., UCSB (Sept. 1988 - Dec. 1993)

Contact Santosh Devasia: devasia@u.washington.edu

Talks and Presentations

Cohesive Networks
Talk at Michigan State University on
cohesive networks using Delayed Self Reinforcement (DSR)
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Pdf of Slides. Talk at Gifu University about BARC

Link to BARC website
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Talk on Precision Control of Heterogeneous Networks for Composites Bonding
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Nanopositioning: Theory and Application
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Biomimetic cilia: Micro-Mixing Results
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Provably safe air traffic control;
Adverse weather rerouting
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Inversion-based Feedforward Theory (Conceptual Slides)
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Application of Feedforward to Disk Drives:
Presentation to the Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC)
Issues in Promotion to a Full Professor. Presentation at UW