Xiaobo Tan

Xiaobo   Tan
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MEng, Automatic Control, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • BEng, Automatic Control, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 428 S. Shaw Lane Rm. 2120
  • Engineering Building
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517.432.5671


Smart Microsystems Laboratory

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Current Research

The research of Smart Microsystems Lab is focused on robotics, control systems, and smart materials, which includes the development and control of autonomous underwater and crawling robots for mobile sensing applications, development and control of soft robots for biomedical applications, and modeling and control of smart materials for sensing, actuation, and energy-harvesting applications.


  • Robotics
  • Smart materials
  • Dynamic modeling
  • Control theory
  • Mechatronics