Austin Gurley, Ph.D.

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Founder/CTO, Deft Dynamics LLC

Austin Gurley is the founder/CTO of Deft Dynamics LLC, where he leads a team of inventors and designers across diverse fields including ultralight composites, data and sensing systems for race cars, and shape memory robots and actuators (Ph.D., Auburn University). While pursuing his doctoral degree at Auburn University, he studied as a NASA Space Grant Consortium Fellow and designed and taught a graduate course on embedded systems in robotics. His research interests include control and design of shape memory alloy artificial muscles, textile and braided-lattice composites, and vehicle dynamics.

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