Applied Mechanics Research Faculty

Dan Zhang

Dan Zhang, PhD, P.Eng., FCAE, FEIC, FASME, FCSME, SMIEEE

Professor and Tier 1 York Research Chair,

Research:

Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Lab works on robotics and mechatronics, high performance parallel robotic machine development, micro/nano manipulation and MEMS devices, rehabilitation robot and rescue robot, parallel robot machine, reconfigurable robot manufacturing system, high-performance robots related novel cross-research area and its applications such as application of the excellent features of the parallel robot to sensors, Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and bionic mine rescue robots. The sensor has been well applied to underwater robots and athletes’ shot put. The lab’s currently projects work on exoskeleton robots, rehabilitation robots, control of high-performance parallel robotic, unmanned aerial vehicles and novel applications of robotic systems.

Laboratory: Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Lab

Email: dan.zhang@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 433D

Garrett Melenka, PhD

Garrett Melenka received his BSc. (2009), MSc. (2012), and PhD. (2016) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Garrett joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at York University in July 2017.

Research:

Our research team focuses on the design, manufacture, mathematical modeling and experimental analysis of advanced composite materials and braided composite structures. In addition, Our teams’ experience in composite materials has translated to the experimental analysis and modeling of additive manufactured structures. Our team specializes in the experimental analysis of composite structures using measurement techniques such as three-dimensional digital image correlation (3D DIC) and micro-computed tomography (µCT).

Research Keywords: Braided Composites, Composite Materials, Digital Image Correlation, Micro-computed tomography, Additive Manufacturing

Laboratory: http://gmelenka.info.yorku.ca/

Email: gmelenka@yorku.ca

Office: BRG 433C

Phone: 416-736-2100 (extension 44189)