Joao Ramos
Joao Ramos
Assistant Professor
2101C Mechanical Engineering Lab

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Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, 2018
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 2012
  • BSc, Control and Automation Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 2010

Academic Positions

  • Affiliate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 - present
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, 2018 - 2019
  • Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, 2013 - 2018
  • Research Assistant, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil, 2011 - 2013

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Other Professional Employment

  • Mechanical Engineer, GT2 Energy, Brazil, 2013

Research Interests

  • Legged and humanoid robots
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Robot Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics and Mechanism Design

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Magazine Articles

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students (Spring 2021)

Research Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award 2021 (03/18/2021)
  • National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), full 2-years MSc fellowship (03/10/2011)
  • Science without Borders, full 4-years doctorate fellowship (05/14/2013)

Improvement Activities

  • Collins Scholar, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, 2019-2020
  • Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program, Teaching and Learning Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, 2019

Recent Courses Taught

  • ME 371 - Mechanical Design II
  • SE 422 (ME 446, ECE 489) - Robot Dynamics and Control