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Adam Wickenheiser

800 22nd St. NW Suite 3600

Washington, DC 20052




Welcome to the website of the Smart Systems Laboratory

We are focused on cutting-edge research into smart materials, systems, and control architectures for aerospace and energy applications. Furthermore, much of our work is inspired by biological systems and behaviors. Please feel free to look around and contact Prof. Adam Wickenheiser with any inquiries.

Latest News

  • Adam Wickenheiser is Co-PI on an NSF grant titled "CyberTraining: DSE. The Code Maker: Computational Thinking for Engineers with Interactive, Contextual Learning," with PI Lorena Barba (GWU) and Co-PI Ryan Watkins (GWU).


  • Adam Wickenheiser gave a talk titled "Control of High-Dimensional Systems Via Learned Abstract Representations" at the University of Florida Research and Education Engineering Center, July 25, 2017 in Shalimar, FL.


  • Scott Barnes was one of six winners of the Entrepreneurship Prize Competition at the 2017 SEAS Research and Development Showcase for his project titled "Predictive collaborative manufacturing robotics". This award included a $2000 prize. Congratulations, Scott!


  • Scott Barnes won a University Honors Program/Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement Award, which provides equipment funding to support his Honors thesis work.

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800 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20052