Carl Nelson

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
KH A641F
(402) 472-4128

Personal Links:

Applied Mechanisms and Design Lab
Robotics Lab

Professional Memberships:

• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Fellow)
• National Academy of Inventors (Senior Member)

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., 2005 Purdue University
  • M.S., 2002 Purdue University
  • B.S., 2000 University of Oklahoma

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Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Mechanical systems design and analysis
  • Robotics including medical robotics (surgical and rehabilitation applications)
  • Modularity in mechanical systems
  • Graph-theoretic techniques in robotics and mechanical systems design
  • For more information, visit Dr. Nelson's Research Group

About Carl Nelson

Dr. Nelson joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2005. Prior to coming to UNL, he attended Purdue University, where he received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and completed his MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering. Dr. Nelson is a fellow of ASME and a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors.  His teaching experience at UNL includes Dynamic Systems Modeling and Control (MECH 350), Biomedical Device Design (MECH 437/837), Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design (MECH 230), Mechanical Engineering Design I (MECH 446), Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery (MECH 342), Kinematics and Machine Design Lab (MECH 488), Advanced Topics in Robotics (MECH 492/892), and Global Experiences: Engineering in French Culture (ENGR 490 - study abroad).

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Selected Publications

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