|Dr. Mehran Mehrandezh, Assistant Professor
Faculty of Engineering
University of Regina
Regina, Sask, S4S 0A2
Once Masayoshi Tomizuka, who is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, said Mechatronics is really nothing but good design practice. The basic idea is to apply new controls to extract new levels of performance from a mechanical device.
Mechatronics is where mechanics, electronics, computers, and controls intersect. In our research group we work on design of mechantronics products that exhibit distinguished features that result in better flexibility and re-programming. Control of complex systems, autonomous operation of electromechanical systems, and incorporating intelligence into the performance of electromechanical devices by taking advantage of heterogeneous transducers/sensors are investigated.
I am currently an assistant professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Regina. Regina is a beautiful city in the province of Saskatchewan in Canada. Here are a few things about me. I got my B.Sc. (in mechanical engineering) from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, my M.Sc. from Queen's University (Automatic Controls Lab.) in Kingston, Canada, and my Ph.D. from University of Toronto (CIMLab) in Toronto, Canada in 1989, 1995, and 1999, respectively. I also spent two years in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada as a PostDoctoral fellow.