Tim W. McLainProfessor and Department Chair
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1995
Office: 435A CTB
Email: mclain [at] byu [dot] edu
By appointment only.
Please contact Becky Callahan: 801-422-4372 or mechairsec [at] byu [dot] edu
Note: Appointments scheduled through Becky Callahan (422-4372)
Control of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs)
Timothy W. McLain is currently Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Tim McLain has taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University since 1995. After completing his MS degree at BYU, he worked for two years with Sarcos, Inc. in Salt Lake City on the design, modeling, and control of fluid-power systems for robotics applications. While completing his PhD work at Stanford University, Professor McLain worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute on the control of underwater robotic vehicles. Since joining BYU, he has been actively involved in the control of hydraulic actuation systems and microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS). During the summers of 1999 and 2000, he was a visiting scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory where he initiated research in the cooperative control of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). His latest research on the control of UAVs and MEMS has attracted the support of the Air Force, NSF, NASA, and the Army.
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