The advent of high speed digital computers and electronic sensors / actuators has created exciting opportunities for their integration in many multi-disciplinary dynamic systems. Dr. John Wagner works with undergraduate and graduate engineering students in the research areas of nonlinear control theory, behavioral modeling, mechatronic system design, as well as diagnostic / prognostic strategies with application to automotive, energy, and mechatronic systems. In addition, he has championed mechatronics education at Clemson University with the creation of the Rockwell Automation Mechatronics Educational Laboratory.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
attributed to Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
“Time is the most valuable thing man can spend.”
a favorite expression of Theophrastus (370 BC – 286 BC)