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"I graduated from LSSU in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, and have since had a heavy focus in robotics and systems integration. I spent my first 7 years with FANUC in Rochester Hills as a product manager, and have since worked for Hartness International managing a robotic automation group. We continue to grow at a rapid pace, and will integrate 60+ robots this year and see no slow down in sight. My experience at LSSU has enabled me to take charge in this challenging and growing market."

Matt Job Business Unit Manager Automation Group Hartness International

Mechanical Engineering

LSSU is 1 of only 3 universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level
Faculty and Staff
Jon Coullard


Jon Coullard

Laboratory Engineer
BS 1990, Lake Superior State University

 

Jim Devaprasad


Jim Devaprasad

Professor, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Program Chair, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Director, Robotics Laboratory
Coordinator, Senior Projects
BS 1983, University of Madras, India
MS 1986, University of New Mexico

 

Robert Hildebrand


Robert Hildebrand

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.E. (ME) 1990, University of Michigan
M.S. (EM) 1994, University of Nebraska
Ph.D. 2001, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Sweden

David Leach


David Leach

Engineering Projects Manager

 

Jaskirat Sodhi


Jaskirat Sodhi

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. 2012, New Jersey Institute of Technology


  

"I just landed my dream job!  I'm moving to Connecticut where I will be designing high-performance racing mountain bike suspensions.  My interest in biking is the reason studied mechanical engineering in the first place and I just wanted to let Professor Devaprasad know that his ability to teach the fundamentals made it possible for me to reach my goal."

--Jesse Jakomait '03
Cannondale Bicycle Corp.

 

"I am thankful for the project management skills I learned from Professor McDonald and the dedication to detail and quality that Professor Duesing required from us. I would not be where I am now if it was not for their valuable influence."

--Brian Carnecki
Stryker,
Inventory Control Supervisor

Robotics...

Dereck Wonnacutt Robotics and Computer Science

"Lake Superior State is the only robotics program of its kind in the country. I can work up any research or senior project idea with a professor or my advisor. I studied for a year in Japan through LSSU's connection with the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, and became fluent in Japanese. A Japanese company called Fanuc makes most of the robots in our lab. I'd like to roll my senior research project into a career with Fanuc that bridges the two countries and cultures."

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