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Andrew J. Petruska

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, U. of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. 2014
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon U., Pisburgh, USA. 2005
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon U., Pisburgh, USA. 2005
  • B.S. Physics, Carnegie Mellon U., Pisburgh, USA. 2005


  • Magnetic Manipulation, Medical Robotics, Control of Multiphysics Systems, Robotics in Harsh/Critical Environments.


  • H.-W. Huang, M. S. Sakar, A. J. Petruska, S. Pan, and B. J. Nelson, Soft micromachines with programmable motility and morphology, Nature Comm, 7, 12263, 2016
  • A. Hong, S. Charreyron, O. Ergeneman, S. Pan, M. F. Toy, A. J. Petruska, and B. J. Nelson, Real-Time Holographic Tracking for the 3D Control of Microrobots, IEEE Robot Autom Lett, Vol 2, 1, 2016
  • F. Ullrich, J. Lussi, D. Felekis, S. Michels, A. J. Petruska, and B. J. Nelson, Perforation Forces of the Intact Porcine Anterior Lens Capsule, J Mech Behavior Biomed Mat, no. 62, pp. 347354, Sep. 2016
  • M. Hoop, Y. Shen, X.-Z. Chen, F. Mushtaq, L. M. Iuliano, M. S. Sakar, A. Petruska, M. J. Loessner, B. J. Nelson, and S. Pan, Magnetically driven silver-coated nanocoils for efficient bacterial contact killing, Adv Func Mater, Dec. 2015
  • T.-Y. Huang, M. S. Sakar, A. Mao, A. J. Petruska, F. Qiu, X.-B. Chen, S. Kennedy, D.Mooney, and B. J. Nelson, 3D Printed Microtransporters: Compound Micromachines for Spatiotemporally Controlled Delivery of Therapeutic Agents, Adv Mater, 2015
  • A. J. Petruska and B. J. Nelson, Minimum Bounds on the Number of Electromagnets Required for Remote Magnetic Manipulation, IEEE Tran Robot, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 714722, Jun. 2015
  • A. J. Petruska, A. W. Mahoney, and J. J. Abbott, Remote Manipulation with a Stationary Computer-Controlled Magnetic Dipole Source, IEEE Tran Robot, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 12221227, Oct. 2014
  • A. J. Petruska and J. J. Abbott, Omnimagnet: An Omnidirectional Electromagnet for Controlled Dipole-Field Generation, IEEE Trans Magn, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 110, Jul. 2014
  • A. J. Petruska and J. J. Abbott, Optimal Permanent-Magnet Geometries for Dipole Field Approximation, IEEE Trans Magn, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 811819, Feb. 2013
  • J. Greer, A. J. Petruska, A.W. Mahoney, M. Nambi, E. Bamberg, and J. J. Abbott, Experimental investigation of wire electrical discharge machining of NdFeB permanent magnets with an RC-Type machine, J Mater Eng Perform, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 13921401, 2013