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Engineering | The Polytechnic School

Daniel Aukes

Aukes_Daniel_1208_wAssistant Professor
Lab website (IDEAlab)

Technology Building, Room 152
6075 S. Innovation Way West
Mesa, AZ 85212

Research expertise: Design, manufacturing, kinematics, dynamics and simulation of robots and mechatronic devices


Daniel Aukes is an assistant professor in engineering at the Polytechnic School. He focuses on developing design tools for robotics and mechatronics applications, focusing on new manufacturing technologies. Most recently he worked with Rob Wood and the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory, focusing on the design and manufacturing of laminate robots as a Wyss Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology Development at Harvard University.

He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in 2013 and 2009, respectively, studying the design of underactuated robotic hands under Mark Cutkosky. He worked from 2004 to 2007 as a system integration engineer across a variety of industries, focusing on manufacturing and food processing automation. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University in 2004.   


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2013
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2009
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2004