Tim McLain has taught at BYU 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 microelectromechanical 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. He teaches courses in the area of dynamical systems and controls.
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