Director, STRIDe Lab
Jonathan E. Clark
Jonathan Clark joined the department of mechanical engineering and founded the STRIDe lab in 2007. Previous to this he completed a postdoc with Dan Koditschek in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.S and Ph.D. in 2000 and 2004 in Mechanical Engineering under the direction of Mark Cutkosky in the design division of the Mechanical Engineering department at Stanford University. He completed his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University (BYU).
Stanford University, Stanford, California
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Design Division, 2004
Specialization: Design, Robotics
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Design Division, 2000
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with University Honors, 1998
Assistant Professor, August 2007-Present
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida A&M-Florida State University College of Engineering.
IC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sep 2004-Aug 2007
Modeling and analysis of the role of mechanical compliance in the design of legged robots for operation in outdoor environments. Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Daniel Koditschek
- Developed the first bio-inspired dynamic climbing robot.
- Developed and analyzed models for dynamic climbing systems.
- Oversaw the development of Shape Deposition Manufacturing facilities at Penn.
- Mentored graduate and undergraduate students in research and design activities.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Ricoh Innovations Inc. Jun 2004 – Aug 2004
Shared Media Group. Designed and developed mechanical devices to capture and share paperless media in the workplace. Project Leader: John Barrus
Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University, 1998-2004
Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research Advisor: Prof. Mark R. Cutkosky
- Refined process planning techniques for the construction of rapid prototyping parts
using shape deposition manufacturing, an emerging layered manufacturingprocess.
- Designed and built several generations of the Sprawl family of small, fast, hexapedal
running robots. Created a series of novel leg designs utilizing multimaterial compliant
mechanisms with embedded actuators.
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Brigham Young University, 1995-1998
Association for the Development of Computer-Aided Tolerancing Software, Department of Mechanical Engineering