News Updates

Current Lab News:

  • Congratulations to Isaac Spiegel for his successful dissertation defense! [January 2021]

Past News (2020): 

  • Congratulations to Tyler Toner and Bo Fu on passing their RFEs! [November 2020]
  • Congratulations to Loubna Baroudi and Max Toothman on passing their RFEs! [April 2020]
  • Congratulations to Loubna Baroudi and Mingjie Bi on their transition from Master’s to PhD students! [April 2020]
  • Welcome to new Master’s student Mu-Ti Chung! [January 2020]

Past News (2019): 

  • Farewell and thank you to Master’s students Doruk Aksoy and Nolan Payne! [December 2019]
  • Barton Research Group members travel to provide demonstrations and share research at the Rockwell Automation Fair 2019 in Chicago [November 2019]
  • Farewell and thank you to visiting scholar Tom Van de Laar! [November 2019] 
  • Congratulations to Nazanin Farjam and Maxwell Wu on passing their RFEs! [November 2019]
  • Welcome to new Master’s student Harrison Chen! [October 2019]
  • Barton Research Group members travel to present research at APC 2019 in San Antonio [October 2019]
  • Barton Research Group members travel to present research at ACC 2019 in Philadelphia [September 2019]
  • Welcome to Tom Van de Laar as a visiting scholar from the Technical University of Eindhoven! [September 2019]
  • Barton Research Group members travel to present research at CASE 2019 in Vancouver [August 2019]
  • Welcome to new PhD student Tyler Toner! [August 2019]
  • The Barton Research Group is invited to tour the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Ford Motor Company [July 2019]
  • Congratulations to Michael Quann for his successful dissertation defense! [July 2019]
  • Congratulations to Isaac Spiegel for winning a best presentation award at the rapid-fire session of the 2019 American Control Conference! [July 2019]
  • Welcome to new PhD student Allison White! [July 2019]
  • Welcome back to Isaac Spiegel after 3 months working as a visiting researcher under Tom Oomen in the Eindhoven University of Technology Control System Technology Group! [June 2019]
  • Welcome to research scientist John Faris! [July 2019]
  • Welcome to new PhD student Bo Fu! [June 2019]
  • Congratulations to Chris Pannier for his successful dissertation defense! [June 2019]
  • Welcome to Max Raff and Robin Riethmueller, Visiting Masters Students of Prof. C. David Remy at the University of Stuttgart Institute for Nonlinear Mechanics! [January 2019]
  • Congratulations to Efe Balta and Ilya Kovalenko for being finalists in the ASME RAMP Competition 2019! [Spring 2019]

Past News (2018)

  • Congratulations to Efe Balta and Isaac Spiegel for each winning Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards! [November 2018]
  • Successful candidacy of Efe Balta [November 2018]
  • Welcome to Leontine Aarnoudse as a visiting scholar from TU/e. [September 2018]
  • Welcome to Nazanin Farjam and Max Toothman as Ph.D. students [September 2018]
  • Congratulations to Christopher Pannier, whose paper “Novel Room Temperature Microfluidic Device Fabrication: A High-Resolution, 3D Printing Approach Using Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing” was selected as a best paper nominee at the Hilton Head Workshop 2018! [June 2018]
  • Congratulations to Isaac Spiegel for being selected as a winner of the College of Engineering’s 2018 Towner Prize for Outstanding GSIs! [Spring 2018]
  • Prof. Kira Barton serves as guest editor of the Asian Journal of Control for a Special Issue on “Theoretical and Practical Challenges in Learning Control.”
  • Benjamin Getz accepts a position with Tesla. Congratulations! [Spring 2018]
  • Michael Quann was selected as a finalist in the student poster competition in the ARC annual project review [May 2018]
  • Congratulations to Max Wu on transitioning from an undergraduate in the BRG to a PhD pre-candidate!
  • Welcome new postdoctoral researcher Yassine Qamsane [April 2018]
  • Felipe Lopez accepted a position with Schlumberger Limited Industrial Internet Center (SLIIC) [Winter 2018]
  • Deema Totah was selected as the ME department nominee for the Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host and Anna Olcott Smith Awards for Rackham Graduate Students. [Winter 2018] 
  • Welcome to Mattison Rose [Winter 2018]
  • Welcome to Zahra and Efe as Ph.D. students [Winter 2018]
  • Dissertation Proposal Exam Deema Totah [Winter 2018]

Past News (2017)

  • Successful candidacy of Zahra  Afkhami [Fall 2017]
  • Welcome to Zahra as a Master’s student [Fall 2017]
  • Successful candidacy of Joaquin Gabaldon [Fall 2017]
  • Dissertation Proposal Exam Miguel Saez  [September 2017]
  • Successful candidacy of Ding Zhang, Isaac Spiegel, Ilya Kovalenko [Spring 2017]
  • Dissertation Defense Leo Tse [January 2017]
  • Welcome to Roel Vromans as a visiting scholar from TU/e. [August 2017]
  • Welcome to Katelyn Angeliu as a new Ph.D. pre-candidate working in the lab. [September 2017]
  • Welcome to Zahra Afkhami, Daemon Li, and Rongyu Liang as new MS students in the lab.
  • Congratulations to Leo Tse on successfully defending his dissertation. [January 2017]
  • Congratulations to Prof. Barton on being selected as a Miller Faculty Scholar. [September 2017]
  • Congratulations to Prof. Barton on being selected as the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Young Investigator for 2017.

Past News (2016)

  • Congratulations to Chris Pannier on being selected as the winner of the 2015 ASME DSCD Best Student Paper on Mechatronics, for the paper “A Model of Liquid-Drop Spreading for Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing”! [September 2016]
  • Welcome back to undergraduates Adam Lassman, Nick Tavis, Max Wu, Anne Gu, Annika Stoldt, Ryan Tepper, and Tom Brown for a fun semester! [September 2016]
  • Welcome to new Masters students Lauren Ransohoff and Ziyuan Jiao [September 2016]
  • Welcome to new Masters students Garrett Madsen, Kshitij Jain, and Efe Balta! [September 2016]
  • Welcome to new PhD students Ding Zhang and Ali Alizadegan! [September 2016]
  • Welcome to new Postdoctoral researcher Patrick Sammons! [September 2016]
  • Congratulations to Mamadou Diagne on accepting a new Assistant Professor position at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute! [August 2016]
  • Welcome to new Postdoctoral researcher Felipe Lopez! [August 2016]
  • Congratulations to Devyani Kalvit on being selected as a Rackham Summer Award recipient! [April 2016]
  • Congratulations to Ilya Kovalenko on being selected as an NSF graduate fellowship recipient! [April 2016]
  • Congratulations to Ilya Kovalenko and Miguel Saez for being selected for 5th place in the MTConnect Student Challenge! [March 2016]
  • Congratulations to Prof. Barton for being selected as the recipient of the 2016 Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award! [January 2016]
  • Farewell and good luck to Ingyu Lim as he takes on his new adventures at Ford! [January 2016]
  • Congratulations to Ingyu Lim on successfully defending and submitting his dissertation! [January 2016]

Past News (2015)

  • Congratulations to Deema Totah on receiving the University of Michigan Small Grants for the Development of Technology to Support Health Management and Independence! [December 2015]
  • Welcome to new Postdoctoral researcher Mamadou Diagne! [August 2015]
  • Welcome to new PhD student Joaquin Gabaldon! [August 2015]
  • Welcome to new PhD student Isaac Spiegel! [August 2015]
  • Congratulations to Leo Tse on his recently published paper in Applied Physics Letters! [August 2015]
  • Welcome to new PhD student Ilya Kovalenko! [August 2015]
  • Welcome to visiting scholar Chunan Huang from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China! [July 2015]
  • Congratulations to Leo Tse on his runner up selection for Best Paper Award at the 2015 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference! [June 2015]
  • Congratulations to Nick Putman on accepting a new position at Rockwell Automation! [June 2015]
  • Congratulations to Chris Pannier on being selected as an NSF graduate fellowship recipient! [April 2015]
  • Congratulations to Prof. Barton for being selected as an inaugural recipient of the 2015 MechSE Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Illinois! [March 2015]
  • Congratulations to Ingyu Lim for successfully completing his prelim! [March 2015]
  • Congratulations to Prof. Barton for being selected as a recipient of the 2015 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award! [January 2015]

Past News (2014)

  • Congratulations to Deema Totah for successfully defending her Masters Thesis! [December 2014]
  • Farewell and thank you to Sayooj Pillai as he graduates and accepts a job with Cummins, Inc.! [December 2014]
  • Congratulations to Leo Tse for successfully completing his prelim! [December 2014]
  • Congratulations to Berk Altin for successfully completing his prelim! [December 2014]
  • Representatives from Rockwell Automation, Mac Valves, Designers Edge, and McNaughton-McKay visit the lab to dedicate the manufacturing test bed upgrades
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  • Welcome to visiting scholar Xiaomei Hu! [December 2014]
  • Farewell and thank you to visiting scholars Mauro Mazzolini and Diego Manzocchi! [November 2014]
  • Berk Altin, Ingyu Lim, and Prof. Barton attend the Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in San Antonio, Texas [October 2014] 
  • Welcome to undergraduate researchers Andrew Gruber, Ethan McMillan, and David Robinson! [September 2014]
  • Welcome to new Masters students Tong Li, Dan Zhao, and Sayooj Pillai! [September 2014]
  • Welcome to visiting scholar Diego Manzocchi! [September 2014]
  • Welcome to new PhD student Mike Quann! [September 2014]
  • Farewell and thank you to undergraduate summer researcher Ben Getz! [August 2014]
  • Farewell and thank you to undergraduate summer researcher Eliana Almario! [August 2014]
  • Check out Eliana’s YouTube video on additive manufacturing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfeGUp0bvm4&feature=youtu.be
  • Welcome to visiting scholar Mauro Mazzolini! [August 2014]
  • Welcome to undergraduate researcher Tanay Nerurkar! [June 2014]
  • Welcome to undergraduate summer researcher Ben Getz! [June 2014]
  • Welcome to undergraduate summer researcher Eliana Almario! [June 2014]
  • Welcome to new PhD student Christopher Pannier! [June 2014]
  • Congratulations to Deema Totah for completing her quals! [June 2014]
  • Congratulations to Berk Altin on his paper in Mechatronics! [May 2014]
  • Congratulations to Leo Tse on his paper in Applied Physics Letters! [April 2014]
  • Congratulations to Prof. Kira Barton for receiving an NSF CAREER Award! [February 2014]
  • Congratulations to Ingyu Lim on his paper in Control Engineering Practice! [January 2014]