Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of electrical and mechanical engineering, robotics, computational hardware, and software to design products and processes. Mechatronics is an essential foundation for the expected growth in automation and manufacturing and is a prevalent degree in Europe, Asia, and Russia. Mechatronics education started gaining significant momentum in the United States as the landscape of engineering programs has changed in the past decade, shifting from traditional degrees leading directly to closely aligned positions in industry to preparing individuals with advanced technical competencies capable of engaging in interdisciplinary research and industry applications.
Michigan Tech introduced interdisciplinary Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechatronics 2019 and 2020, respectively. An in-depth analysis across the entire industrial sector has been conducted to justify the need for Mechatronics degrees. In addition, a unique approach in the development of Mechatronics degrees has been applied, making them available to a broad spectrum of students. Michigan Tech strives to deliver the best possible educational experience to students by providing extensive practical training on industrial equipment. Both mechatronics degrees are no exceptions and include significant hands-on training on industrial robots, programmable logic controllers, microcontrollers, mechatronics training stations, advanced hydraulic and pneumatic trainers, and so much more.
In this talk Dr Sergeyev will share past, present and future trends of the Mechatronics degrees on the national and international levels. He will also outline the mechatronics specialists' current role and immediate need across a broad spectrum of industries. In addition, the details of the developed at Michigan Tech Mechatronics degrees approach taken and lessons learned will be presented.
Dr. Alex Sergeyev is a Professor in the Department of Applied Computing in the College of Computing at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Alex Sergeyev holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, MS degree in Physics, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, he spent eight years in the industry as an engineer and later as a manager.
At Michigan Tech Dr. Sergeyev is a coordinator for a BS in Mechatronics, a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology Programs, and a Graduate Program Director for Master of Science in Mechatronics. Dr. Sergeyev also directs FANUC Certified Industrial Robotic Training Center.
Dr. Alex Sergeyev research interests include industrial robotics, automation, high energy lasers propagation through the turbulent atmosphere, developing advanced control algorithms for wavefront sensing and mitigating effects of the turbulent atmosphere, digital inline holography, digital signal processing, and laser spectroscopy. He published over 100 peer-reviewed journals, conference proceeding articles, and technical reports. Dr. Sergeyev is a member of ASEE, IEEE, SPIE, IAJC, PICMET, ATMAE and actively promotes engineering education.
The 3rd Annual Mechatronics Conference invites researchers, educators, and industry professionals to submit abstracts for presentations at this year's conference. The conference's theme is Mechatronics, robotic systems, and education focusing on a wide range of topics.
The conference will feature a wide range of exciting keynote talks from academia and industry professionals. The conference gives a great opportunity to Network with experts, researchers, and up-and-coming leaders in the field of mechatronics.
We welcome abstracts of both applied and theoretical research related to the field of mechatronics as mentioned in the focus area. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. The authors will be notified of the acceptance/rejection based on content, available space, and overall program balance.
Presentation and poster abstracts should be submitted through the call for proposals on EasyChair, available at https://easychair.org/cfp/IMC2021. Please follow the submission link to upload a proposal.
Dr. Avimanyu Sahoo