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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


Novel narrow commuter vehicle

Examples of new systems under development in our lab include sensors for a smart bicycle, non-contacting observer-based position sensors for a wide variety of actuators, 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.

Novel Narrow Commuter Vehicle



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

Novel two-transducer electronic stethoscope

Novel Two-Transducer Electronic Stethoscope

Biomedical Projects

  • Tactile MEMS Sensors for Minimally Invasive Medical Applications
  • Soft Tissue Tension Measurement Sensors for Orthopedic Surgical Applications
  • Wearable Biomedical Sensors
  • Instrumented Urethral Catheter for Urinary Incontinence Diagnostics
  • Instrumented Socks for Remote Monitoring of Fluid Accumulation in Lower Legs
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 ME building in rooms ME 369 and ME 3132.

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