Dr. Douglas Bristow

Associate Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Dr. Douglas Bristow is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies, an industry consortium that currently includes eleven member companies.  He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007.  Dr. Bristow’s research is in precision motion control, particularly for atomic force microscopy, process control for additive manufacturing, including metal LENS and SLM and a novel glass printing process, and rapid metrology and volumetric error compensation for large machine tools and industrial robotics.  Dr. Bristow’s research is currently funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, Boeing, and Automated Precision, Inc.  He is currently an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control.

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