Dr. Burg has an extensive background in nonlinear control theory, industrial control practice, and sensor development. Dr Burg received his doctorate from Clemson University in 1996. His dissertation, "Nonlinear Control Design for Mechatronic Systems to Reduce Sensor Count", demonstrated the design of control algorithms for nonlinear systems including electric motors and robotic systems with electric actuators. He co-authored the book Nonlinear Control of Electric Machinery. He worked from 1996-2000 designing control systems for machine tools at Huffman Corp in Clover, SC. He then worked for Michelin Americas Research and Development Corporation from 2000-2005. At Michelin he developed and refined models for tire and vehicle performance and worked on the integration of electronic devices such as RFID and pressure monitoring into tires. Dr Burg joined the Clemson faculty in the Fall of 2005. Research interests include application of nonlinear control design tools to robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, and haptics for surgical simulations.
Timothy Burg, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
307 Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building (EIB)
Clemson, SC 29634-0915
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