Bruck, Hugh

Bruck, Hugh
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2174 Glenn L. Martin Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
301-405-8711
301-314-9477
Research Interests 
New techniques for rapid manufacturing and characterization of functionally graded, multifunctional, biologically-inspired, and nanocomposite materials,Controlled formation of functionally graded and transversely modulated heterophase structures in thin films through diffusion and epitaxial principles,Fundamental mechanical characterization and modeling of static and dynamic failure mechanisms in composite materials,Development of new nanomechanical and multiscale characterization methods for composite materials and thin films,New techniques for manufacturing Point-of-Care microfluidic devices using laminated object manufacturing and laser micromachining,New biosensing principles for Point-of-Care microfluidic devices using optical methods and nanocomposite materials,Development of multifunctional skins and compliant structures for robotics
Projects 
Multi-functional Polymer and Polymer Composite Structures
Related News 

MRC faculty hosting REU summer program in bioinspired robotics
Ten undergraduate students from throughout the US are conducting research under the guidance of MRC faculty.July 21, 2017

Applications now being accepted for summer 2017 bioinspired robotics REU program
Hugh Bruck and Sarah Bergbreiter are leading the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.November 15, 2016

Maryland Robotics Center demonstrates robots at Maryland Day 2016
Visitors could interact with a wide variety of robots, and learn how they were made and programmed.April 28, 2016

Hugh Bruck named UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
Bruck is a Maryland Robotics Center faculty member.March 29, 2016

What an upgrade!
Robo Raven V has propellers, can carry more weight, and sports a grip-and-release claw. July 31, 2015

Students present final projects for 2014 NSF Microrobotics REU
Research ranged from robotic skin to leg designs, inertial tail actuators, and more.August 10, 2014

Bruck Named SEM Fellow
Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Hugh Bruck named SEM Fellow.June 25, 2014

Robo Raven appears on 60 Minutes
Segment explores the domestic use of micro air vehicles.March 19, 2014

Robo Raven highlighted in children's magazine
Les Explorateurs features cartoon depiction of the MAV.November 25, 2013

Robo Raven III harnesses solar power
Multifunctional wings will help robotic birds fly longer, farther and more independently.September 30, 2013

Bruck, Smela, Yu receive NSF grant for compliant multifunctional robotic structures
National Robotics Initiative grant will develop a robotic 'nervous system.'September 3, 2013

REU in Miniature Robotics holds final project symposium
Nine projects range from wings for MAVs to vision sensors for small robots to small grasping hands.August 14, 2013

New Robo Raven video highlights aerobatic moves
Two Robo Raven UAVs demonstrate their versatility and agility in new YouTube video.July 30, 2013

Robo Raven flies live on Fox 5 TV
Research team demonstrates breakthrough MAV technologyJune 21, 2013

Pioneering flight of ‘Robo Raven’ is major breakthrough for micro air vehicles
Robotic bird's independently controllable wings makes more realistic flight maneuvers possible.April 30, 2013

Miniature Robotics REU students give final presentations
Ten undergrads from around the country give talks on their summer projects.August 10, 2012

ISR welcomes 10 REU microbotics students for the summer
Students will develop interdisciplinary research projects in 10-week program.June 4, 2012

Gupta, Bruck, Bejgerowski, Gerdes, Wilkerson win ASME Best Paper Award
Research on MAV flapping-wing drive mechanism is cited at Mechanism and Robotics Conference.August 25, 2010

Hugh Bruck Promoted to Full Professor
ME professor recognized for scholarly contributions.June 23, 2010