Michael Bailey Van Kuren, Ph. D.

Research Highlights

Research Interests

  • Pediatric mechatronics
Portrait of Dr. Michael Bailey Van Kuren

C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Interactive Media

56Q Garland Hall
513-529-0725
baileym@MiamiOH.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D.—Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology—1996
  • M.S.—Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara—1993
  • B.S.—Industrial Engineering, Purdue University—1988

Years of Service on this Faculty

  • Associate Professor, 2005–present
  • Assistant Professor, 1998–2005

Other Related Experience

  • 1997–1998 Lead Design Engineer, Belcan Industries, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1996–1997 Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso
  • 1993–1996 Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1994–1995 Network Field Engineer, Connecting Point, Norcross, GA
  • 1993 (January–May)Engineering Consultant, Dr. James Van Kuren, Dayton, OH
  • 1988–1992 Associate Quality Assurance Engineer, Raytheon Company, Goleta, CA
  • 1984–1987 Industrial Engineer Co-Op, IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC

Consulting

  • 1998–Present: Engineering Consultant, Belcan Industries, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1993 (January–May) Engineering Consultant, Dr. James Van Kuren, Dayton, OH

Principal Publications

  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M., "Surface Feature Identification Using a Vision Based Manifold for Robotic Demanufacturing" ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol 128, issue 2, 2006, 523-530.
  • Bailey Van-Kuren, M., “Flexible Robotic Demanufacturing Using Real Time Tool Path Generation” Robotics and Computer-Integrated-Manufacturing , vol 22, issue 1, 2006, 17-24.
  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M., “A demanufacturing projector-vision system for combined manual and automated processing of used electronics”, Computers in Industry , In Press.
  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M., “Surface Feature Identification Using a Vision Based Manifold for Robotic Demanufacturing” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, In press.
  • Bailey Van-Kuren, M. and Shukla, A., “System Design for Isolation of a neonatal transport unit using passive and semi-active control strategies”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2005, 382-394.
  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M., Gillette, S., Mejia, P., Stoever, T., Walker, A.,Design Considerations for a Wearable Pediatric Rehabilitative Boot Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, 2005, 400 – 403.
  • M. Bailey-Van Kuren, J. Soltani, An Intelligent Disassembly Assistant for Man-Machine Demanufacturing, Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2005.
  • M. Bailey-Van Kuren A Projector–Vision System for Combined Manual and Automated Demanufacturing, Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2005.
  • M. Bailey-Van Kuren, D. Scarborough,”Mechatronic Applications in Pediatric Therapy Devices”, Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2005.
  • Hooker, J., Barhorst, C., Brausen, J., Devlin, J., Ford, E., and Bailey-Van Kuren, M, “System Design for a Pediatric Physical Therapy Strength Testing Glove”, Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2004, 2470-2475.
  • Shukla, A. and M. Bailey Van-Kuren, "Nonlinear dynamics of a magneto-rheological-fluid-based active suspension system for a neonatal transport,", SPIE Smart Structures and Non Destructive Evaluation Conference 2004, San Diego, March 2004.
  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M., “A Lean Framework for Prototyping Demanufacturing Work Cell Automation”, Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 2003.
  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M., “Vision Based Manifolds for Surface Modeling in Robotic Demanufacturing”, Proceedings of the IASTED Int. Conference on Modeling and Simulation, February 2003.
  • Shukla, A. and Bailey-Van Kuren, M., “Modeling of System Dynamics for Redesign of a Neonatal Transport Unit”, Proceedings of the IASTED Int. Conference on Modeling and Simulation, February 2003.
  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M. and Schmahl, K.E. “Web Page Creation as an Alternative to the Written Reports in an Advanced Manufacturing Course”, Proceedings of the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference, June 2002.
  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M., “Automated Demanufacturing Studies in Detecting and Destroying Threaded Connections for Processing Electronic Waste”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, May 2002.
  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M., “Work Cell Design for Automated Partially Destructive Demanufacturing”, Proceedings of the IASTED Int. Conference on Robotics and Applications, November 2001.
  • Bailey-Van Kuren, M., “Axis Motion Based System Calibration of An Automated Disassembly Work Cell”, Proceedings of the ASME: Dynamic Systems and Control Division – 2000, Vol.1, November 2000.
  • Lee, K-M. and Bailey-Van Kuren, M., “Modeling and Supervisory Control of a Disassembly Automation Workcell Based on Blocking Topology”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, February 2000.

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • IEEE (Robotics and Automation Society)
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • SME

Honors and Awards

  • 2005 Outstanding Reviewer Award, IEEE/ASME Int. Conf. on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
  • 2002 Miami University Alumni Enrichment Award

Institutional and Professional Service

Miami University (Selected examples)

  • Presented Alumni Weekend Robot Tour, 2005
  • Chair of Committee for Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering, 2005
  • Department Petition Committee, 2004–2005, 2002–2003, 1998–2001
  • Presented Alumni College lecture, Summer 2002
  • Provided technical assistance for English 412, Spring 2002
  • Division Commencement Planning Committee, 2002–2005
  • Advisor to Miami Student Chapter of SME, Fall 2001–Present
  • Coordinated the Design for Manufacturing design integration assessment. Participated in the assessment for Computer Controlled Manufacturing systems, Fall 2001
  • Chaired team looking at Senior Level Manufacturing Courses. Recommended changes to the department resulting in course listing changes submitted in the Fall 2001, Spring 2001
  • Presented “Automated Demanufacturing Work Cell Research” at the MURAC meeting, April 2001
  • Dean’s Development and Planning Committee. I actively participated to determine possible future directions for the division, Fall 2000
  • ESTEEM Program: Developed and directed Robot activities as part of Manufacturing Engineering segment, 2000–2003
  • Presented Mini lectures for eight Red Carpet Day programs, 2000–2002
  • Faculty/Staff Search committee member. Served on five faculty searches and one lab manager search, August 1999–May 2005
  • Lab Director: Director or co-director for Materials lab, Manufacturing Processes lab, and Robotics Lab, 1998–Present

National

  • Program Committee for the 2006 IROS Conference including the review of several papers, January–July 2006.
  • Referee for 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Fall 2006.
  • Reviewed proposals and served on the panel for the Combined Research-Curriculum Development Program for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Alexandria, VA, June 2000.
  • Attended Council of Manufacturing Engineering Chairs Meeting, May 2000
  • Reviewed papers for journals and proceedings. Includes: IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Robotics & Automation, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 1998 – Present
  • IASTED Conference on Modeling and Simulation 2003
  • American Control Conference 2002
  • IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation 2001
  • ASME IMECE: ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division 2000
  • IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation 1999