Carl Nelson

Contact Information:

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

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Hergenrader Distinguished Scholar of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

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
  • Medical robotics (including 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 MSME and PhD degrees. Dr. Nelson is a fellow of ASME and a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors, and his teaching experience includes courses in flight science at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth and algebra at Ivy Tech State College of Indiana. Since coming to UNL, Dr. Nelson has taught 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), and Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery (MECH 342).

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Selected Publications

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