Chih-Shing (Stan) Wei

George Clark Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chair

Since joining Cooper Union in 1988, Dr. Wei has developed Cooper’s Manufacturing and Industrial Robotics Lab, and taught courses in manufacturing engineering, computer-aided design/manufacturing/engineering, industrial robotics, and mobile robotics. More recently, Dr. Wei has expanded his research interests into biomedical engineering and published reports/papers in the areas of arthroplasty instrumentation and replacement knee component design.

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