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Laxman Saggere, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Building & Room:

Office: 2035 ERF Lab Location: 2064 ERF


2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 413-1031

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Research Interests

Dr. Saggere’s research interests are in the microsystems (MEMS/NEMS) technology focused on the development of enabling tools and techniques tailored to address unique or unmet challenges in medical and engineering fields. The multidisciplinary research in his laboratory is directed at developing innovative micro- and nano-scale devices through biomimetic and bioinspired design paradigms to enable new or advanced applications in prosthetics, surgery, microrobotics, microassembly and other areas. As part of this effort, his research also seeks to understand the fundamental mechanisms at play in physical and biological systems at small scales. The current thrust areas of development in his laboratory include: Neural Interfaces and BioMEMS, Piezoelectric MEMS Transducers, and Compliant Micromechanisms and Robotics.

Notable Honors

2011, Best Poster Award, IMECE


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1998

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 1997

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 1993

B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1987