Research Staff

Graduate Students

PhD Students

Hector Gamero

Héctor Gamero

Degree

B.S. (Electrical Engineering), UC Davis, 2005

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), UC Davis, 2007

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), UC Davis, 2010

Current research title

A Study on Design Synthesis for Mechatronics Controller based on reference model.

MS Students

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Degree Target

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, UC Davis

Degree 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Minor Physics), UC Davis, 2014

Current Research 

Simultaneous multi-axial data acquision and location tracking along CNC machine guideways.  Used to analyze machine tool dynamic behavior to detect inefficiencies in motion and inaccuracies in precision.   

David Carter

David Carter

Degree Target

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, UC Davis, 2017

Degree

B.S. Mechanical Engineering UC Davis, 2015

Current Lab Activity

 NURBS

Interests

NURBS

 

Jennifer Sheffield

Jennifer Sheffield

Degree Target

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, UC Davis, 2017

Degree 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UC Davis, 2015

Research

Five-axis machining of titanium medical devices.  Optimizing tool paths for manufacturing efficiency and surface quality.

Senior Development Engineers

Kazuo Nakamoto

Kazuo Nakamoto

Degree

B.S. (Physics), Tohoku University, Japan, 1977

Ph.D. (Engineering), Keio University, Japan, 2012

Current research title

Study on the design of ultra-precision machine tool, diamond tool (PCD / NPD) fabrication system and the ultra-precision machining process of hard and brittle materials (Single crystal silicon for MEMS, Tungsten carbide, Silica etc.)

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Jay Nagin

Jay Nagin

Degree Target

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UC Davis, 2016

Current Lab Activity

Design and fabrication of optimized fixtures for lab CNC machines.

Interests

Mechanical design. High precision manufacturing. Mechatronics.