martin culpepper

Martin Culpepper

The purpose of my research is to generate the knowledge required to create and integrate machine elements (flexures, mechanisms and actuators) to form small-scale, multi-axis Nano positioning systems (MNS). Nano positioners are electromechanical systems wherein actuators, bearings and mechanisms are integrated in a way that enables them to position and orient components with nm-level accuracy. MNS are important as they set the limits on our ability to measure and control geometric relationships.

My research is focused upon the creation of MNS for Nano manufacturing equipment, instruments for nano-scale research and prototyping equipment for nano-scale research.