Steven Dubowsky

Steven Dubowsky
Professor Emeritus

Departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

dubowsky [at]
Academic Degrees

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.M.E., 1963; Columbia University, M.S., 1964; Columbia University, Sc.D., 1971

Honors and Awards

10th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots, Best Paper Award, 2007; World Congress of the International Federation for Mechanism and Machine Science, Best Paper Award, 2007; NASA Institute of Advanced Concepts, Elected Fellow of the 2002 – 2007; ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference: Best Paper Award, 2002, 1982, 1978,1971, ASME, Machine Design Award, 2001; IEEE International Conference, Best Paper Award, 1998, 1996; NATO (France): Elected as a Distinguished Fellow, 1995-1996; CNRS (France): elected as a Distinguished Fellow, 1995-1966; UK Scientific and Engineering Research Council: Elected Honorary Senior Research Fellow, 1993; ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division: Best Journal Paper of 1979; Danforth Foundation: Elected to 10-Year as Foundation Fellow, 1977

Society Memberships

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Positions Held at MIT

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Joint), 2006 – present; Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Joint); 1982 - present; Head, ME Systems and Design Division, 1983-1988; Associate Head, ME Systems and Design Division, 1982-83; Associate Director, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, 1982-1988

Positions Held outside MIT

Stanford University, School of Engineering: Visiting Professor, 2002-2004; Sandia National Laboratory, Visiting Scholar, 1996; California Institute of Technology: Visiting Professor, 1988 – 1989; The Naval Postgraduate School, Visiting Professor 1996; Laboratoire de Robotique de Paris, (Université Paris VI), Professeur Invité and Distinguished NATO Fellow, 1995; Cambridge University: Visiting Fellow Queens’ College and Visiting Professor Engineering Department, 1977 – 1978; University of California, LA (UCLA), School of Engineering and Applied Science, Professor 1971 – 1982; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Hartford Graduate Center), Adjunct Lecturer , 1970 -1971; Perkin Elmer Corp., Optical Technology Division, Senior Engineer, 1964 – 1971; General Dynamics Corp., Electric Boat Division, Engineer 1963; American Electric Power Service, Engineer 1962.

Teaching Interests

Design, controls and dynamics of robotic, engineering and space systems