FORMER STUDENTS

The following is a list CMR research staff who graduated with PhD or Master's Degrees from BYU.

  • Alden Yellowhorse

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    Graduated August 2018

    aldenyellowhorse@gmail.com

  • Todd Nelson

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    Graduated May 2018

    toddgn@gmail.com

    Art to Engineering: Curved Folding and Developable Surfaces in Mechanism and Deployable Structure Design

  • Shannon Zirbel

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    sazirbel@gmail.com 
    Graduated December 2014

  • Regis David

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    regisdavid@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2010
    Modeling and Testing of DNA Motion for Nanoinjection

  • Peter Halverson

    M.S. & Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    halverson@byu.edu
    Graduated October 2012
    Modeling, Design, and Testing of Contact-Aided Compliant Mechanisms in Spinal Arthroplasty

  • Alisa Millar Henrie

    M.S. & Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    henriea@gmail.com
    Graduated December 1997
    Variable Compliance Via Magneto-Rheological Materials

  • Craig Lusk

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    clusk2@eng.usf.edu
    Graduated August 2005
    Ortho-planar Mechanisms for Microelectromechanical Systems

  • Scott Lyon

    M.S. & Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    Scott.M.Lyon@L-3com.com
    Graduated August 2003
    The Pseudo-rigid-body Model for Dynamic Predictions of Macro and Micro Compliant Mechanisms

  • Ezekiel Merriam

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    ezekieltovarish@gmail.com 
    Graduated April 2016
    Stiffness Reduction Strategies for Additively Manufactured Compliant Mechanisms

  • Kimberly Jensen Nielson

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    kimryann@gmail.com
    Graduated August 2003
    Analysis and Design of Surface Micromachined Micromanipulators for Out-of-plane Micropositioning

  • Gregory Roach

    M.S. & Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    gregoryroach@gmail.com
    Graduated August 1998
    An Investigation of Compliant Over-running Ratchet and Pawl Clutches

  • Sean Tolman

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    seanstolman@gmail.com
    Graduated June 2014

  • Jonathan Wittwer

    M.S. & Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    jonwittwer@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2012
    Simulation-based Design Under Uncertainty for Compliant Microelectromechanical Systems

  • Rob Messenger

    M.S. & Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    robert.messenger@hp.com
    Graduated December 2007
    Integrated Piezoresistive Sensing for Feedback Control of Compliant MEMS

  • Quentin Aten

    M.S. & Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

    quentinaten@yahoo.com
    Graduated October 2012
    Devices and Methods for Electro-Physical Transport of DNA Across Cell Membranes

Former Master's Degree Students

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    Nathan Albrechtsen

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    nathanalbrechtsen@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2010
    Identifying Potential Applications for Lamina Emergent Mechanisms and Evaluating Their Suitability for Credit-Card-Sized Product

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    Jason Allen

    M.S./M.B.A. Mechanical Engineering

    jasontylerallen@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2017
    Selecting Surrogate Folds for Use in Origami-Based Mechanisms and Products

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    Timothy Allred

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    timothy.allred@hill.af.mil
    Graduated August 2003
    Compliant Mechanisms Suspensions

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    Cameron Andersen

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    cameron.andersen@gmail.com
    Graduated December 2007
    Principles, Functions and Concepts for Compliant Mechanically Reactive Armor Elements

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    Jeffrey Anderson

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    jeffanderson@byu.edu
    Graduated December 2005
    Piezoresistive Sensing of Bistable Micro Mechanism State

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    Michael Baker

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    msbaker@sandia.gov
    Graduated April 2002
    On-Chip Actuation of Compliant Bistable Micro-Mechanisms

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    Weston Baxter

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    westonbx@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2013

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    Justin Black

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    justinblack@byu.net
    Graduated June 2012
    Evaluation and Development of Actuators for Lamina Emergent Mechanisms with Emphasis on Flat Solenoids

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    Cameron Boyle

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    Cameron_L_Boyle@ratheon.com
    Graduated August 2001
    A Closed-Form Dynamic Model of the Compliant Constant-Force Mechanism Using the Pseudo-Rigid-Body Model

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    Scott Brooks

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    shbrook@sandia.gov
    Graduated August 2003
    Design of Compliant Mechanisms for Grasping with Application to Mechanical Disc Brakes

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    Jared Bruton

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    jared.bruton@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2019

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    Ben Cannon

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    bennion_cannon@hotmail.com
    Graduated December 2003
    Design and Analysis of End-Effector Systems for Scribing on Silicon

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    Jesse Cannon

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    jessecannon38@aol.com
    Graduated December 2004
    Compliant Mechanisms to Perform Bearing and Spring Functions in High Precision Applications

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    Daniel Carroll

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    dan_carroll@byu.edu
    Graduated December 2002
    Metamorphic Process for Compliant Ortho-planar Mechanism Design

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    Rob Chase

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    rpc6@byu.net
    Graduated December 2006
    Large 3-D Deflection and Force Analysis of Lateral Torsional Buckled Beams

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    Brian Cherry

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    bbcherr@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2008
    Characterizing the Three-dimensional Behavior of Bistable Micromechanisms

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    Rebecca Cragun

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    Rebecca.Cragun@eaglepicher.com
    Graduated August 1999
    Thermal Microactuators for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

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    Erica Crampton

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    ebcrampton@gmail.com
    Graduated October 2017

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    Nathan Crane

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    nbcrane@eng.usf.edu
    Graduated December 1999
    Compliant Centrifugal Clutches Design Analysis and Testing

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    Bryce DeFigueiredo

    M.S./M.B.A. Mechanical Engineering

    bdefig@gmail.com
    Graduated November 2017

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    Jason Dearden

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    byujason@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2016
    Design and Analysis of Two Compliant Mechanism Designs for Use in Minimally Invasive Surgical Instruments

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    Isaac Delimont

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    isaacdelimont@gmail.com
    Graduated December 2014
    Compliant Joints Suitable for Use as Surrogate Folds

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    James Derderian

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    jmderderian@micron.com
    Graduated April 1996
    The Pseudo-Rigid-Body-Model Concept and its Application to Micro Compliant Mechanisms

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    Mike Diehl

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    msdiehl@gmail.com
    Graduated December 2007
    Design and Fabrication of Out-of-Plane Silicon Microneedles with Integrated Hydrophobic Microchannels

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    Eric Dodgen

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    erdodgen@gmail.com
    Graduated October 2012
    Spinal Implant with Customized and Non-Linear Stiffness

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    Bryce Edmondson

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    Edmondbr10887@gmail.com
    Graduated August 2014

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    Brian Edwards

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    brian.edwards@mscsoftware.com
    Graduated December 1996
    Functionally Binary Pinned-Pinned Segments

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    Thomas Evans

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    Thomasevans011@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2015
    Deployable and Foldable Arrays of Spatial Mechanisms

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    Walter Fazio

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    faziow@et.byu.edu
    Graduated June 2012
    Mechanical Properties and MEMS Applications of Carbon-Infiltrated Carbon Nanotube Forests

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    Janette Fernelius

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    jviolin27@gmail.com
    Graduated June 2018
    Augmented Design Capabilities for Origami Tessellations

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    Devin Ferrell

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    devin.ferrell@gmail.com
    Graduated December 2009
    Development of Criteria for Lamina Emergent Mechanism Flexures with Specific Application to Metals

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    Robert Fowler

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    robertmfowler@gmail.com
    Graduated August 2012
    Investigation of Compliant Space Mechanisms with Applications to the Design of a Large-Displacement Monolithic Compliant Rotat.

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    Paul Gollnick

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    paulgollnick@gmail.com
    Graduated April 2010
    Design Principles and Preliminary Actuation Approaches for Novel Multiple-Layer Lamina Emergent Mechanisms

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    Troy Gomm

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    erdodgen@gmail.com
    Graduated October 2012
    Spinal Implant with Customized and Non-Linear Stiffness

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Provo, UT 84602

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