Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: 
318 Graf Hall
Phone: 
541.737.4104
Fax: 
541.737.2600

Robotics

Education:

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 2006

Background:

  • At Oregon State since 2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, 2012-2014

Research Interests:

Dr. Mengüç works at the interface of mechanical science and robotics, creating soft devices inspired by nature and applied to robotics. During his doctoral work at Carnegie Mellon he developed micro-scale robotic manipulators exploiting controllable adhesion and a self-cleaning adhesive that equaled the gecko’s toe in stickiness. Prior to joining the School of MIME, Dr. Mengüç was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, where he lead the development of hyper-elastic sensors for wearable motion tracking and soft robotics.