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Robert Matthew Panas

Principal Investigator
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (MEMS LIDAR)

Robert Panas is a research engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and is a member of the Center for Micro-Nano Technologies in the Materials Engineering Division.  He joined LLNL in 2013 after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a S.B. in physics, a S.B. in mechanical engineering, a M.S. in mechanical engineering and a PhD in Mechanical engineering.  Robert is currently leading the precision additive manufacturing group as well as an effort to create a high speed, large range precision micromirror array.  His research interests include precision engineering, MOEMS, additive micromanufacturing, and compliant mechanism design.  Dr. Panas is an NDSEG fellow, a member & on the board of directors of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), the chair of the ASPE Micro-Nano Technical Leadership Committee, and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.  He has 10 patents and over 65 papers published and submitted.

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