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Mentors

Dr. William Emfinger

Director R&D: Permobil SmartDrive

300 Duke Dr, Lebanon, TN 37090

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Vanderbilt School of Engineering Faculty Page

Dr. Emfinger’s interests are in Integrated software and systems engineering for complex, real-time cyber-physical systems, with applications in both spacecraft and complex rehabilitation systems; model-based engineering tool-suites for decreasing barrier-to-entry for complex, reliable, and distributed system development, analysis, deployment, and management.


Mr. Mark Thelen

VADL Laboratory Manager,  Department of Mechanical Engineering

410A Olin Hall
2400 Highland Ave
Nashville, TN, 37212

Mark Thelen is the Laboratory Manager for the VADL team. He is a Mechanical Engineer that has worked in the Automotive and Aerospace fields before coming to Vanderbilt.