Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Co-Director, Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM 
Director, Mechatronics Research Laboratory

Primary DLC

Department of Mechanical Engineering

MIT Room: 3-342


Brendan O'Brine

Areas of Interest and Expertise

System Dynamics and Controls
Mechanical Design
Robotics and Manufacturing Automation
Computer Instrumentation
Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Research Summary

Youcef-Toumi's research has focused primarily on design, systems and control theory. Throughout his research career, he has strived to maintain a balance between theoretical aspects and practical applications. These areas include robotics, precision machines, manufacturing automation, high density memory and subnanometer precision devices and profilometry. In 1987, Youcef-Toumi was selected as a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator in recognition of research and teaching accomplishments and academic potential. In 1988, he became one of three recipients of the Carl Richard Soderberg Career Development Chair given by MIT's School of Engineering. He has served on several professional committees of the National Science Foundation, and is the current chair of MIT's Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Committee. Youcef-Toumi teaches courses in the fields of dynamic systems, modelling, simulation and controls, robotics, and precision machine design, analysis, and controls.

Recent Work