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Welcome to the website of the Laboratory for Innovations in Sensing, Estimation and Control (LISEC). The research program in our laboratory focuses on the development of novel sensors, estimation algorithms and control systems for automotive and biomedical applications. The sensors and estimation algorithms developed in our lab often serve as enabling technologies that make important new mechanical devices and systems possible.

MEMs Absolute Angle Sensor

MEMs Absolute Angle Sensor


Carbon Nanotubes

Examples of new systems under development in our lab include micro-sensors for an instrumented urethral catheter, soft tissue tension measurement sensors for orthopedic surgical applications, ultra-small muscle sensors for quantification of neuromuscular diseases, tactile micro-sensors for minimally invasive medical applications, tire sensors for measurement of slip angle, slip ratio and tire-road friction coefficient and battery-less wireless sensors for traffic flow measurements.

Carbon Nanotubes

Our lab's research skills cover a broad range of mechanical engineering including development of new sensing principles, MEMS device design, MEMS fabrication, development of estimation algorithms, observer design, control system design, vehicle dynamics and analysis of noise and vibrations.

Biomedical Projects

  • Tactile MEMS Sensors for Minimally Invasive Medical Applications
  • Soft Tissue Tension Measurement Sensors for Orthopedic Surgical Applications
  • Wearable Biomedical Sensors
  • Development of Ultra-Small Muscle Force Sensors for Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Development of Battery-Less Wireless Biomedical Sensors for In-Vivo Implants
Biomedical Projects

Automotive Projects

  • Battery-Less Wireless Traffic Sensors
  • Traffic Friendly Novel Narrow Commuter Vehicle
  • Technologies for Tire-Road Friction Coefficient Measurement
  • Electronic Stability Control Systems
  • Tire Sensors for Measurement of Slip Variables and Tire-Road Friction Coefficient
  • Development of a MEMS Absolute Angle Sensor
  • Development of Carbon Nanotube Transparent Thin Film Acoustic Transducers
Vehicle Projects

The LISEC Lab is located within the Mechanical Engineering building on the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus. Near the center of the campus's East Bank, the mechanical engineering building lies amongst the remainder of the buildings belonging to the College of Science and Engineering.

The primary lab facilities are located on the third floor of the new ME building at ME 3132. A secondary lab space dedicated to research activities with a focus on Vehicle Dynamics and Control is located in ME 350.

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