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Professor Yonas Tadesse

Yonas Tadesse, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Eric Johnson School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).
His research interests include humanoid robotics, emerging applications of smart materials, sensors, and actuators, mechatronic system, multimodal energy harvesting, modeling, controls, and biomimetics.
His papers include Realizing a Humanoid Neck With Serial Chain Four Bar Mechanism, Multimodal Energy Harvesting System: Piezoelectric and Electromagnetic, Piezoelectric Actuation and Sensing for Facial Robotics, Jellyfish inspired underwater unmanned vehicle, Synthesis and cyclic force characterization of helical polypyrrole actuators for artificial facial muscles, Tailoring the Response Time of Shape Memory Alloy Wires through Active Cooling and Pre-stress, Silicone based artificial skin for humanoid facial expressions, and Twelve Degree of Freedom Baby Humanoid Head Using Shape Memory Alloy Actuators. Read the full list of his publications!
Yonas earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia in 2000. He earned his M Tech in Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India in 2005. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), USA in 2009. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 11th edition.
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