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"I graduated from LSSU in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, and have since had a heavy focus in robotics and systems integration. I spent my first 7 years with FANUC in Rochester Hills as a product manager, and have since worked for Hartness International managing a robotic automation group. We continue to grow at a rapid pace, and will integrate 60+ robots this year and see no slow down in sight. My experience at LSSU has enabled me to take charge in this challenging and growing market."

Matt Job Business Unit Manager Automation Group Hartness International

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Senior Projects 2008-2009


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Team Innovative Medical Training Devices


  • Jay Bergeron
  • Robert Camp
  • Natasha Flynn
  • Lance Rood
  • Michael Zavislak

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Wael Mokhtar


  • Cardiovascular Research Institute
    of Albuquerque

Industrial Contact:

  • Dr. George Chandran

Project Description:Flow Phantom

The team designed and built a prototype of an ultrasound scan-able device, known as a dynamic flow phantom. The phantom will be used to aid in the training of future ultrasound technologists. It accurately simulates a variety of arterial blockages along with a range of flow characteristics. The system involves several different settings which closely imitate human blood flow and tissue characteristics. Team IMTD’s prototype will be used to substantiate Dr. George Chandran’s intellectual patent. Ms. Flynn recently attended the ASME Student Conference in Dayton, Ohio and took second place for IMTD’s poster.

Links to the 2008-2009 Teams:

Fourth Place

“Pick-up Trucks and Aerodynamic Drag CFD Analysis” Presentation by senior Robert Camp based on research work done with Dr. Mokhtar during summer 2008.

An engineer, like all professionals, must possess a well-developed ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. This competition is designed to emphasize the value of an ability to deliver oral presentations.

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