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Dr. Dan Popa
Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1998
M.S. Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, 1994
B.A. Dartmouth College, 1993
Areas of Expertise
Robotics, Microrobotics and Control Systems, MEMS, Micromanufacturing, Human-Robot Interaction.
Dan Popa received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in 1993 and 1994, respectively, from Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1998. Between 1998 and 2004, he was part of the technical staff at the Center for Automation Technologies (CAT) at RPI as a research scientist. In May 2002 Dr. Popa received the Kayamori Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference in Robotics and Automation for work in automated microassembly. He joined UTA in September 2004 with the Automation and Robotics Research Institute and is currently an Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department. Dr. Popa continues his research focusing on parallel microassembly, microrobotics, 3D wafer level packaging, human -robot interaction and the robotic deployment of sensor networks using autonomous robots. Dr. Popa is a member of IEEE and ASME, and his publications span across the areas of control systems, robotics and MEMS.