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The research mission of the Structural Dynamics and Controls Lab (SDCL) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is to create novel modeling, analysis, design, and control methodologies for the discovery, understanding and realization of emerging matter and systems with advanced functionalities and performances, such as high adaptivity, precision, mobility, and autonomy, etc. The lab is directed by Dr. K. W. Wang, A. Galip Ulsoy Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Throughout the years, the SDCL has created new paradigms, pioneered innovative and bold directions, and made significant contributions and impacts to fundamental research as well as to the industry. For detailed information about our lab, please proceed to the following links to review our recent research projects, publications, and people.

The SDCL research projects are funded by various industrial and government sponsors. Past and present sponsors include Air Force Office of Scientific Research, DARPA, Eastman Kodak Company, Electrical Power Research Institute, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Jet Propulsion Lab, Lord Corporation, NASA, National Rotorcraft Technology Center, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Teledyne, U.S. Army Automotive Research Center, and U.S. Army Research Office.

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Structural Dynamics and Controls Laboratory
Rm. 2223 and 2209 G. G. Brown Building
2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109