Matthew Spenko

  • Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1999

Research Interests

Electrostatic gecko-like adhesives for climbing, perching, and manipulation

Navigation integrity for self driving cars and other mobile robots

Multi-modal locomotion

 

 

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Awards

  • MMAE Excellence in Research Award, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology (2018)
  • MMAE Excellence in Teaching Award, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology (2014, 2017)

Publications

Google Scholar Citations

Expertise

Control, dynamics, mechanical design, and soft robotics