Latest News:
11/16/15 - Muthu wins 2nd place at the Inteligent Systems Center Poster Competition on campus. Congrats, Muthu!
7/17/15 - AliReza defends his MS thesis and moves on to Optimum Engineering Solutions. Congratulations, we will miss you!
6/25/15 - Mohsen defends his MS thesis and continues on toward a PhD. Congrats!
6/8/15 - The PMCLab welcomes Michelle Gegel, who will be co-advised by Prof. Landers. Michelle will be working on 3D modeling and control of the LENS process.
11/24/14 - The PMCLab welcomes Patrick Bazzoli and Mohsen Alabdulmuhsin to lab. Patrick will be co-advised by Prof. Landers working on robot calibration. Mohsen will be developing nano-manipulation methods with the dual-probe AFM.
7/16/14 - Patrick Sammons is runner-up for the Best Paper in Theory award at the 2014 ISFA. Congrats, Patrick!
5/20/14 - The PMCLab says goodbye to undergrad researcher, Kyle Embry. Kyle will be joining the Locomotor Control Systems Lab at UT-Dallas. Best wishes, Kyle!
5/15/14 - The PMCLab welcomes Luke Gilbert to the group. Luke will be working on additive manufacturing of glass ceramics and is co-advised with Prof. Landers.
5/7/14 - Muthu Loganathan wins 3rd place in the Intelligent Systems Center Graduate Conference Competition.
8/12/13 - The PMCLab welcomes Le Ma to the group from the Dalian University Of Technology. Le will be working on VEC and is being co-advised with Prof. Landers.
5/20/13 - The PMCLab welcomes Ali Albattat to the group from the Al Khawarizmi College. Ali is being co-advised with Prof. Landers.
11/12/12 - Muthu Loganathan defends his MS thesis and begins his PhD work on dual-probe afm. Congrats!
11/8/12 - Tong Mu defends his MS thesis. Congrats!
11/2/12 - Mark Emanuel defends his MS thesis. Congrats!
10/12/12 - The PMCLab welcomes Ayad Al-Ogaidi to the group from the University of Baghdad, Iraq.
7/3/12 - Patrick Sammons defends his MS thesis and is beginning his PhD work on laser metal deposition control!
1/17/12 - The PMCLab welcomes Jennifer Creamer to the group.
9/6/11 - Mark Emanuel receives the MAE Academy Graduate Teaching Award. Congrats!
5/2/11 - Patrick White defends his MS thesis and is off to his new position at Sandia.
3/16/11- Patrick White receives 2nd place in the Chancellor’s Fellows Research Poster Presentation. Congrats!
1/6/11 - The PMCL welcomes AliReza Toghraee from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran.

Welcome to the PMCLab!
The Precision Motion Control Laboratory (PMCLab) is contained within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Our research is focused on the design of advanced controls algorithms and precision systems for a variety of tasks from atomic force microscopy to layer-by-layer manufacturing. In particular, we leverage the repeatability of precision systems in our algorithms to enhance performance and capability. Read more about our research here.

We have open PhD positions for Fall 2016. Students interested in joining the PMCLab should apply to the MAE Department Graduate Program and are encouraged to contact Prof. Bristow directly.

We are always looking for motivated undergraduate researchers. Interested students should email Prof. Bristow with a short paragraph describing their interests and a copy of their resume.

PMCLab Seminar Schedule - Spring 2016
144 Toomey Hall, 4-6pm

  01/20/16 Nima 03/02/16 Patrick B.
  01/27/16 Patrick S. 03/09/16 Michelle
  02/03/16 Muthu 03/16/16 Mohsen
  02/10/16 Ayad 03/23/16 Navid
  02/17/16 Le 04/06/16 Mingyang
  02/24/16 Luke