Dr. Mike Lih is a Senior Member of Engineering
Staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
He began to work at JPL from 1995. He received his PhD from the
department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA in 1992. His research includes vehicle
dynamics, structural dynamics, composite materials, elastic wave
propagation, nondestructive evaluate, adaptive optics, electro-mechanical
devices and advanced actuators. Dr. Lih has over 60 technical publications. He holds four issued US patents in
the fields of electroactive actuators, ultrasonic applications, and
precision mechanical devices and received the Space act awards from NASA
and other varies awards JPL.
Dr. Lih played a leading role for the ADAMS Closed Loop and Monte
Carlo code development for MSL Skycrane
simulation to simulate Mar MSL rover releasing/ landing dynamics. He has also been involved with many
R&T tasks including modeling and testing for the fields ultrasonic
applications, adaptive optics,
landing dynamics, and etc.
Since 2006, he has been teaching vibrations and dynamic related
classes at UCLA and Caltech.