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William C. Messner
Department Chair and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
John R. Beaver Professor


W. Messner, editor, Autonomous Vehicles: Technologies that Matter, an SAE/AUVSI publication, 2014.

Selected Journal Publications

  1. W. Messner, R. Shepherd, S. Kim, B. Trimmer, Energy for Biomimetic Robots: Challenges and Solution, Soft Robotics, 1(2): 106-109. doi:10.1089/soro.2014.1501, June 2014.
  2. L. Gonzalez, W.C. Ruder, P.R. LeDuc, and W.C. Messner, "Controlling Magnetotactic Bacteria through an Integrated Nanofabricated Metallic Island and Optical Microscope Approach," Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep04104, Feb 2014.
  3. J.D. Taylor, and W. Messner, "Controller design for nonlinear systems using the Contoured Robust Controller Bode plot," Int. J. Robust. Nonlinear Control (2013). DOI: 10.1002/rnc.3049, Aug 2013.
  4. Y. Kim, P. LeDuc, and W. Messner, "Modeling and control of a nonlinear mechanism for high performance microfluidic systems," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, v. 21, n. 1, p. 203-211, Jan 2013.
  5. Cherubini, C. Chung, W. Messner, and R. Moheimani, "Control Methods in Data Storage Systems," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, v. 20, n. 2, pt. 1, p. 296-322, Mar 2012.
  6. T. Atsumi, and W. Messner, "Modified Bode Plots for Robust Performance in SISO Systems with Structured and Unstructured Uncertainties," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, v. 20, n. 2, pt. 1, p. 356-368, Mar 2012.
  7. Y. Kim, W. Messner, and P. LeDuc, "Disruptive microfluidics: From life sciences to world health to energy," Disruptive Science and Technology, v. 1, n. 1, p. 41-53. Feb. 2012.
  8. P.R. LeDuc, W.C. Messner, J.P. Wikswo, "How Do Control-Based Approaches Enter into Biology?" Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-bioeng-071910-124651. 17 May 2011.
  9. Y. Kim, K. Pekkan, W. C. Messner, and P. R. LeDuc, "Three-Dimensional Chemical Profile Manipulation using Two-Dimensional Autonomous Microfluidic Control," Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), 132(4), 1339-1347, 2010.
  10. Y. Kim, B. Kuczenski, P. LeDuc, and W. Messner, "Modulation of Fluidic Resistance and Capacitance for Long-Term, High-Speed Feedback Control of a Microfluidic Interface," Lab on a Chip, v 9, n. 17, 2603-9, June 2009.
  11. K.E. Kasza, G.H. Koenderink, Y.C. Lin, C.P. Broedersz, W. Messner, F. Nakamura, T.P. Stossel, F.C. MacKintosh, D.A. Weitz, "Nonlinear elasticity of stiff biopolymers connected by flexible linkers," Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), v 79, n 4, Apr 2009. p 041928 (5 pp.).
  12. M. La Civita, G. Papageorgiou, W. Messner, and T. Kanade, "Design and Testing of a High- Bandwidth H∞ Loop Shaping Controller for a Robotic Helicopter." AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, v. 29, n. 2. March-April 2006, p 485-94.