The University of Texas at Austin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wayne J. Book (M-’74, F-95) received his BSME from the U. Texas Austin, ’69 and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, ’74. He is the HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Professor Emeritus and a fellow of IEEE, ASME and SME. He has served as Senior Technical Editor of the ASME J. Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, on the Management Committee of the IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and presently is on the Executive Committee of the ASME Fluid Power Systems and Technology Division. He was the 2013 recipient of the ASME Robert E. Koski medal and the 2004 ASME DSCD Leadership award. His research interests are in robotics and its applications, system dynamics and control, fluid power, and haptics, with over 200 reviewed papers as author or coauthor and nine patents. Three start-up companies have been based on these patents. He is currently exploring how machine learning can be applied to applications of robotics. Wayne has served until recently on the Board of Directors of ServeHAITI, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charity in the U.S. He continues his technical involvement and advisor roll at Georgia Tech and hiking, biking and technical consulting.