Colorado School of Mines in Golden
Andrew Petruska is an Assistant Professor at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 with dual B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and physics as well as an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering. For the next four years, he worked as a design engineer at ATK Launch Systems in Utah, USA and was responsible for designing, testing, and qualifying solid rocket motor
components. In 2010, he enrolled at the University of Utah and was awarded an NSF IGERT Fellowship to study noncontact magnetic manipulation. He received his Ph.D. in 2014 after developing the first real-time reconfigurable magnetic manipulation system. In 2014, he joined the Multiscale Robotics Laboratory in the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich and was awarded a Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems fellowship, where he investigated the magnetic manipulation of needles, endoscopes and catheters. His research interests are in the areas of complex system modeling and design, dynamics and control, and advanced magnetic manipulation.
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