Fischer, Ian

Department of Mechanical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-3354
Email: ian.s.fischer*
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  • Columbia University, EngScD 1985
  • Princeton University, MSE 1973
  • Columbia University, BS 1970

Awards and Honors

  • Robert W. Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence (NJIT Alumni Association, 1996).
  • George A Wood Award (National Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, 1995).

Research Interests

  • Design of spatial mechanisms, dual-number mechanics, mechanical aspects of robotics
  • Kinematics and the design of mechanisms. Dual-number coordinate-transformation methods are being developed to analyze displacements, velocities, statics and dynamics of complex spatial mechanisms.