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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Gary Leisk

Associate Teaching Professor

Gary Leisk

Associate Teaching Professor

Phone 617-627-2547
Robinson Hall, Room 170
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
machine design, nondestructive testing
Education: 
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 1998
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 1992
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 1989
Research Interests: 

Gary Leisk pursues research in the areas of: (1) materials processing and characterization; (2) design of automated systems; and (3) robot development using novel soft materials/mechanisms. Working as part of highly interdisciplinary teams, Leisk has focused on applying design skills to the creation of new materials (e.g., composites), structures, and actuation strategies in furthering efforts in tissue engineering and soft-bodied robotics.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
  • 2007: Henry and Madeline Fischer Award, Tufts School of Engineering
  • 2003, 2005: Award of Excellence, ASME Tufts Student Chapter
  • 1997: National Research Council Fellowship
  • 1992: NASA Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
American Society for Nondestructive Testing