Benjamin Terry

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City Campus (Lincoln)
W317.4B NH
(402) 472-7595
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Terry Research Laboratory

Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, May 2012, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (Thesis: Mechanical Characterization of the Small Intestine for In vivo Robotic Capsule Endoscope Mobility)
  • M.S., Engineering Systems, August 1999, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (Thesis: Neural-Based Remote Health Assessment and Failure Diagnostics)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, August 1997, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Medical therapeutics, devices, and surgical tools
  • Swallowable devices
  • Biomechanical behavior of the gastrointestinal tract

Courses Taught

  • MECH 350: Introduction to Dynamics and Control of Engineering Systems
  • MECH 342: Kinematics
  • MECH 450/850: Mechanical Engineering Control System Design
  • MECH 902: Optimal Control Theory

About Benjamin Terry

Dr. Terry received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah, USA), an M.S. in engineering systems from the Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado, USA), and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder (Boulder, Colorado, USA). He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He also spent nine years as a research engineer in industry developing commercial medical devices. His research interests are in medical device and surgical tool design, and swallowables for gastrointestinal health.