Kira Barton

Kira Barton
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


2650 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
(734) 764-7293


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2010
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2006
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, 2001

Research Interests

Control theory and applications; high precision motion control; iterative learning control; high-performance nano-scale printing for electrical and biomedical applications; micro/nano-manufacturing; control for manufacturing; cooperative control; control for autonomous vehicles

Honors and Awards

Lemelson-MIT Illinois Student Finalist, University of Illinois, 2010
ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2009-2010
IREE NSF Travel Grant, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2007

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

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