Steven Dubowsky, MS '64, EngScD '71

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Field and Space Robotics Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Steven Dubowsky received his Bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, and his M.S. and Sc.D. degrees from Columbia University under Prof. Ferdinand Freudenstein. He is currently in both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at M.I.T and Director of the Mechanical Engineering Field and Space Robotics Laboratory. He has been a Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, a Visiting Professor at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, and Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology. For the 8 years before he joined academia Professor Dubowsky was a research engineer in industry. Dr. Dubowsky's research has included the development of modeling techniques for manipulator flexibility and the development of optimal and self-learning adaptive control procedures for rigid and flexible robotic manipulators. He has authored or co-authored nearly 300 papers in the area of the dynamics, control and design of high performance electromechanical and optical systems. His current research includes fuel cell power for mobile systems and photovoltaic-powered clean water systems for challenging field environments. Professor Dubowsky is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California and has served as an advisor to the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Science/Engineering, the Department of Energy, and the US Army. He is a Fellow of both the ASME and IEEE and is a member of Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi honor societies.

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