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Brian DeJong

​​​Photo of Brian DeJongAssociate Professor
Mechanical Engineering 
ET Building 242 
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2007
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2003
  • B.S., Engineering, Mechanical Concentration, International, Calvin College, 2001
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Society of Engineering Education; Passed the FE exam for the State of Michigan
​​​Professional Interests
Robotics - sound location, mobile robots, human robot interaction, teleoperation, haptics
Teaching Areas
Vibrations, Statics, System Dynamics, Controls, Introduction to Engineering
Honors and Awards
  • Highly Commended Paper Award, Industrial Robot, 2007
  • Walter P. Murphy Fellow​ship, Northwestern University, 2001-2002
  • Honors Graduate, Calvin College, 2001
  • Dean’s List, Calvin College, 1997-2001
  • Presidential Scholarship, Calvin College, 1997-2001
​Selected Publications and Presentations
  • DeJong, B. P., Faulring, E. L., Colgate, J. E., Peshkin, M. A., Kang, H., Park, Y. S., and Ewing, T. F. “Lessons Learned from an Internet Teleoperation Testbed,” invited submission to Industrial Robots, 33(3): 187-193, 2006. Winner of Highly Commended Paper Award
  • Park, Y. S., Kang, H., Ewing, T. F., Faulring, E. L., DeJong, B. P., Peshkin, M. A., and Colgate, J. E. “Semiautonomous Telerobotic Manipulation: A Viable Approach for Space Structure Deployment and Maintenance,” Proceedings of Space Technology and Applications International Forum, New Orleans, February 2005
  • DeJong, B. P., Colgate, J. E., and Peshkin, M. A. “Improving Teleoperation: Reducing Mental Rotations and Translations,” (an industrial approach), American Nuclear Society 10th International Conference on Robotics and Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments, Gainesville, Florida, March 2004
  • DeJong, B. P., Colgate, J. E. and Peshkin, M. A. “Improving Teleoperation: Reducing Mental Rotations and Translations,” (an academic approach), Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, April 2004
  • "Improving Teleoperation” - Invited Lecturer, Argonne National Laboratory, September 2003​